This week most of my recommended reading is focused on becoming more successful.
Are You Trapped In A Fixed Mindset? Fix It! Stanford professor Carol Dweck through 20 plus years of research shows how having a fixed mindset or growth mindset influences your life. I have read her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. It is really quite enlightening.
The Art of Shameless Self Promotion This is the art of sharing ideas, concepts and a greater vision rather than sharing your accomplishments. No one wants to be around the second type of self promoter.
Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us – in conversation with author Dan Pink and Drive by Dan Pink I listened to Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us so I enjoyed reading these two reviews of it.
Linchpin by Seth Godin – Video Book Review I read Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? so I enjoyed Chris Brogan’s video book review.
The First Chapter of Switch the book by the Heath Brothers, authors of Made to Stick. In the first chapter the authors tell us that Switch is about helping us change things and dealing with the challenges that make change difficult. I think you will enjoy reading the first chapter as it explains why change is difficult. I found it valuable because coaching includes helping others make changes.
Finally, as you may know, I created an e-book Client Development in a Nutshell. if you get a chance over the weekend, take a look. I have filled it with things I did as a lawyer and things the lawyers I am coaching are doing now.