This page contains the resources that I have found useful in my personal and professional life. Admittedly, it is an eclectic list. It contains everything from quotes and books that I like to podcasts, videos, and slideshows.
If you don’t want to scroll through the entire list, you can click on one of the links below and filter the resources by specific category.
I will update this list as I discover new resources. If you have a resource you think I should add, please email me.
The Ten Things…by Dr. Greg l. Alston with Valerie R. Alston MA (Reidsville, NC: Alchemy publishing Group Llc., 2014)
The Ten Things a New Manager Must Get Right From the Start!
is the latest title in the Management and Leadership Simplified Series and is scheduled to launch on September 5th, 2014.
This book is designed to help a person go from getting promoted to actually doing a good job as a manager. Imagine that you get called in to the office on Friday and your boss offers you a promotion that will begin Monday. After the initial excitement comes that moment of doubt when you think to yourself, “what do I have to do right to make this work?”
This new book is designed so that you can download it Friday Night and be ready to excel by Monday morning. It is a quick read that helps you focus your mindset in the proper way to be able to win the respect and admiration of your new work team.
Of course if you are already a manager this book can still help you re-focus your mind on the truly important things that are going to dramatically impact your ability to create a high performance team.
I believe that Seth Godin’s view that Tribes will replace traditional mass marketing as the dominant sales driver of the 21 st century is spot on. I believe that a pharmacist can develop their own tribe and use that tribe to provide income in an area of their specialty.
The Time Warrior
This book is short, to the point and a great way to think about managing your time. If you are tired of all these elaborate systems and checklists you just might find this a great read.
I found that Chandler’s approach to becoming a Time Warrior was exactly what I needed to focus on getting the right things done.
#1 Bestselling Author Reveals the Real Reasons Why Most Managers Suck at Managing People. Learn the Three Simple Steps that Will Instantly Make You a Better Leader!
Follow these simple strategies to obliterate the stress of managing employees and become the kind of boss or supervisor that people would pay to work for.
Thousands of readers have discovered how they can learn to turn a dysfunctional assemblage of employees in to a highly effective team.
I thought it was going to be full of technical jargon, but found it to be a very informal and enjoyable read. Piaras O Cionnaoith| 12 reviewers made a similar statement
This book really helped me to see what a leader is, not just a boss, but someone that is respected by those they work with. Maege M| 7 reviewers made a similar statement
He does all this with a wit and wisdom that can only come from the voice of experience. J. E. Watson| 5 reviewers made a similar statement
Buy the book:
The ability to manage people is what will dictate your level of success. The BossHole Effect is the powerful capacity of a bad supervisor to suck the joy, energy, enthusiasm, and greatness out of any organization. You can learn how to build a championship caliber team in the next ten days by reading one chapter per day.
The Five Reasons You Will Love This People Skills Book
Easy to Read and Jargon Free with Short, Focused Chapters
Simple Action Steps You Can Take Right Away to Improve Your Ability to Manage People Effectively Even if You are a First Time Manager.
Practical Tips From a Person with 35 Years Experience as an Owner, Manager, Boss and Supervisor
Excellent for New Managers, First time Managers and Experienced Managers Alike Who Need help Learning how to manage employees.
Unique Content Not found in any other People Skills Book
Ultimately your success as a leader will be based on knowing how to manage people.
The three leadership qualities described in this business skills handbook will dictate your success at team building to create an effective team. While there are a variety of management styles these core leadership qualities will make the difference between becoming a good boss or a boss hole. If you wish to excel in business management and leadership positions you will need to learn and practice these core leadership skills every day. Essentially these core people skills become the life skills that will propel you to high performance management of a successful business team.
In addition if you are stuck working for an asshole boss this book will help you learn how to not be that guy and even pick up a few tips on how to deal.
Here are the passages that have been highlighted the most often by Kindle Readers
Talent comes from DNA and is about potential. Ability comes from practice and is about performance. 11 Highlighters
When rewards are given without effort being required, the unmistakable message is that effort is not required. 9 Highlighters
That what they do is important, That they’re good at it and That the boss values their contributions to the team. 8 Highlighters
The reality is that if you are not getting better at what you do, you are losing ground to your competition. 7 Highlighters
Great leaders succeed when they surround themselves with good people and let them do their jobs. 6 highlighters