Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lead By Example by John Baldoni

I have just finished reading this book. I found the book interesting and educative as it provides insights on many facets of leadership.

In summary, effective leadership depends upon the ability to inspire a team to peak performance.

Lead by Example offers managers at every level advice on developing the character traits, attitudes, strategies, and actions that win the respect of teams.

The source of power behind great leadership is great character, and successful leaders focus on always setting the right example for their teams, from crisis management and relationship-building, to accountability and self-assessment.

By following the author John Baldoni’s 50 key points, leaders can work on building these essential skills and creating a dynamic professional image that benefits the team, the company, and ultimately themselves.

This a book you need in your library.

Happy reading...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Book of the Month for April - submissions

My sincere apologies for he long silence. I am back for the rest of the year.I hope you have been enjoying reading all the books i recommend on this site. Anyone wants to share with us any book you read in the past month or so?

Please feel free to share with us any book you think stands out. Anyway i have good news, starting from this month we are going to have a book of the month. So the ball is your court, please can we make submissions then we can review and see which book deserves the honour of being the Book for the month of April.

So here you go, i will be expecting your submissions and comments.

Remain blessed!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Toyota Way

Everyone in the auto industry is so familiar with Toyota’s dramatic business success and world-renowned quality that, as Liker points out, many consider the company to be “boring,” with its steadily growing sales, consistent profitability, huge cash reserves, operational efficiency (combined with constant innovation), and top quality, year after year.

Despite this reputation as the best manufacturer in the world, and despite the huge influence of the lean movement, most attempts to emulate and implement lean production have been fairly superficial, with less than stellar results over the long term.

Liker believes that Toyota’s consistent success is a direct result of its turning operational excellence into a strategic weapon, using such tools and quality improvement methods as just-in-time (JIT) and one-piece flow (that make up the Toyota Production System [TPS]).

Toyota's continued success at implementing these tools comes from its philosophy (The Toyota Way), which is based on an understanding of people and what motivates them. The Toyota Way describes the 14 principles that form the foundation of this uniquely successful management style.

Using profiles of a diverse group of organizations, from a variety of industries, it demonstrates how this model of success can be applied in any organization, to improve the quality, efficiency, and speed of any business process, including sales, product development, marketing, logistics, and management.

Grab a copy and enrich your mind.

To your Success!!!!

Trust Your Gut

Intuition can be described as insight or instinct. There are two thoughts about where intuition comes from. The first is that intuition is a synthesis of prior knowledge — a blend of logic, experience, and subconscious information that is stored in the mind and recalled when needed. It is recognizing patterns or cues that inform us what to do.

The second school of thought is that intuition comes from a higher power, a divine intelligence, which guides, informs, and directs. Analysis and logic guide most people in decision-making. But what happens when these tools do not provide the answer?

Trust Your Gut is a guide for those who need to know how to access and use their intuition. The information overload experienced today can interfere with the ability to categorize, analyze, and decide, so turning to a “sixth sense” or “gut feeling” is, in many instances, the only alternative.

This book is a very good resource for business managers who experience many challenges in their day to day operations. It’s a must have book for all managers and everyone in a leadership position.

Enjoy this book!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

10 Steps to Successful strategic planning

It has been a while since i posted on this blog. I have been travelling and seeing places in Zimbabwe. This year i decided to use my vacation to travel and see all the beautiful tourist attractions in the country. While on the move i had the previlige to read a very interesting book by Susan Berksdale and Teri Lund called 'The 10 Steps to Succcessful Strategic Planning.

The book is very interesting and thpought provoking. As i travelled around the country, seeing one of Africa's most beautiful scenery, i was spell bound by this book. I managed to scrible some notes which ia going to use as the summary to give you some insights into this great book. What I deduced is tha today's marketplace demands that employees and organizations have a clear understanding of their roles, the products and services that they offer, and the processes that they use to create and market those products and services. A strategic plan is crucial for predicting the marketplace and determining how to react to the future.

In 10 Steps to Successful Strategic Planning, Susan Barksdale and Teri Lund detail how the planning process unites organizational leadership and enhances communication of critical information. Following a strategic plan helps company leaders to ensure that products and services delivered to customers are consistent and of high quality, to promote better use of resources, and to resolve internal performance problems by clarifying expectations and standardizing performance.

Need i say more than this, grab this book and enjoy it. Wising you a merry Xmas and a happy new year.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Attitude of Leadership

When I read this book I was literally taken to a higher level in my thinking and approach to leadership. The Attitude of Leadership is not a bunch of academic theories or hot new leadership techniques, it a book of timeless principles that anyone can use to become a more effective leader.

Hardly abstract, these principles are based on the real experiences of successful, inspirational, and motivational business leaders who make tough but necessary decisions every single day.

The Attitude of Leadership holds up a mirror to let you see your own leadership skills; offers inspired advice from other leaders on what works and what doesn’t; and helps you improve your ability to positively influence others. Use it to develop your skills as a leader and discover a whole new world of professional and personal fulfillment.

This book will help you measure your own effectiveness as a leader and provide practical guidance on applying these principles in your professional and even personal lives. You definitely need this book in your personal library.

To grab a copy click here: Amazon books.

To your success

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Internet Riches By Scott Fox

In Internet Riches is a book authored by top e-business consultant Scott Fox. The book reveals the powerful but simple strategies that he and other entrepreneurs have used to start and build their million-dollar enterprises.

Packed with interviews, action plans, and an easy to follow overview of everything you need to know to design and market your e-business, this book gives you insight into the most promising e-business opportunities out there (including instant e-businesses that require almost NO start-up capital); powerful action plans for brainstorming new business ideas, plus guidelines on pre-testing them before investing a single cent; and inspiring examples of innovative companies that grew out of a single great idea. This is the most powerful guide ever to finding financial freedom online!

This is a must have book if you are serious about participating in the multi-billion e-business market. To buy a hard copy or instant download of this book check here: Amazon books.

To your Success!!!!!!