Empowering Reads (11-20)

Empowering Reads (11-20)

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#11 The New One Minute Manager

Champion Recommends: The New One Minute Manager

The original One Minute Manager was an empowering, short and sweet read that influenced managerial techniques for three decades; but now, because the world is very different, the original authors have updated this classic to reach a new generation with these important lessons.

About the Book

A new edition based on the timeless business classic—updated to help today’s readers succeed more quickly in a rapidly changing world.

For decades, The One Minute Manager® has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less—including resources, funding, and staff—have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.

Now, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have written The New One Minute Manager to introduce the book’s powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others—and explain why these techniques continue to work so well.

As compelling today as the original was thirty years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever.

Categories: Business, Money, Management

#12 The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability

Champion Recommends: The Oz Principle

The Wizard of Oz is one of our favorite stories. But what does that have to do with business? Cleverly, with managerial savvy, the authors of this book found a catchy metaphor to describe corporate America. They believe the wonderful story of Dorothy’s adventures in the land of Oz can serve a blueprint for redesigning individual and corporate attitudes toward responsibility. Contemporary individuals must discover what Dorothy learned: The key to success is personal accountability. Managers must believe “people hold inside themselves the power to rise above their circumstances and get the results they want.” The commonsense ideas o f“see it” (recognize internal barriers to success), “own it” (admit personal responsibility for failure), “solve it” (create solutions one can implement oneself) and “do it” (follow through with actions that bring positive results). Read the book to discover how to put this insightful wisdom to use in your life.

About the Book

Since it was originally published in 1994, The Oz Principle has sold nearly 600,000 copies and become the worldwide bible on accountability. Through its practical and invaluable advice, thousands of companies have learned just how vital personal and organizational accountability is for a company to achieve and maintain its best results.

At the core of the authors’ message is the idea that when people take personal ownership of their organization’s goals and accept responsibility for their own performance, they become more invested and work at a higher level to ensure not only their own success, but everyone’s.

Categories: Business, Money, Management

#13 The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!)

Champion Recommends: The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!)

It’s stressful to think about getting into college, mostly because there are so many factors to consider. This book will help you carefully select a school that is equipped to provide you with the proper credentials to achieve your dream, find a program you can afford, and shares the secrets of getting accepted which can create a foundation for you to experience long-term wellbeing!

About the Book

Two award-winning professors, a former admissions officer at a major university (now a counselor at a prestigious high school), and a gifted high school senior (now in the throes of the college admissions process himself) team up to offer you over 600 tips, techniques, and strategies to help you get in to the college of your choice.

Comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, this book will teach you:

  • How to size up the colleges you’re considering—and come up with a coherent list.
  • What are college nights, college fairs, and college rep visits—and how you can use each to your advantage.
  • What are “holistic”, “contextualized”, and “legacy” admissions—and how each can work for you.
  • How some schools count “demonstrated interest”—and how you can take advantage of this.
  • What are Early Decision, Early Action, and Single-Choice Early Action—and whether any is right for you.
  • How to figure out the true costs of college, and the difference between “need-” and “merit-based” aid.
  • What colleges mean when say they meet “100% of demonstrated financial aid” and what “loan-free” means.
  • When and how to make campus visits—and what to do on each.
  • How to prepare for each section of the ACT or SAT—and how to increase your scores.
  • What admissions officers are looking for in your application—and how to give it to them.
  • How to write the all-important Common App essay—and present your extra-curricular activities.
  • How to prepare for an alumni interview—and present yourself in the best light.
  • Whom to ask for letters-of-recommendation—and how to help them write the best possible letter.
  • How to compare your final offers—and, in some cases, substantially improve them.
  • When it’s good to wait out the “wait list”—and when not.

When you understand the college admissions process, you can maximize your chance of success. Why not put yourself ahead of the pack?

Categories: Education Reference, College Guides

#14 Think and Grow Rich

Champion Recommends: Think and Grow Rich

This book is our CEO Mary Lyn Hammer’s favorite book. It is filled with enduring wisdom that will help you create a different relationship with money, embrace success and inspire you with Hill’s philosophy of what it means to be rich.

About the Book

This edition of Napoleon Hill’s classic Think and Grow Rich is a reproduction of Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, the ONLY original version recommended by The Napoleon Hill Foundation, originally printed in March of 1937.

The most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book.

In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success.

Money and material things are essential for freedom of body and mind, but there are some who will feel that the greatest of all riches can be evaluated only in terms of lasting friendships, loving family relationships, understanding between business associates, and introspective harmony which brings one true peace of mind! All who read, understand, and apply this philosophy will be better prepared to attract and enjoy these spiritual values.

Categories: Business, Money, Self-Improvement

#15 The Total Money Makeover

Champion Recommends: The Total Money Makeover

Repaying student loans is overwhelming—unless you know some tricks. Dave Ramsey is one of the best known money gurus and has helped millions of families achieve financial freedom. Ramsey has many books, but we prefer Total Money Makeover because it includes his signature insights plus practical worksheets to help you get on track.

About the Book

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.

By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, you’ll be able to:

  • Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything
  • Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)
  • Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!

Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources for your makeover to become a reality.

Categories: Business, Money, Self-Improvement

#16 Tuesday's with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

Champion Recommends: Tuesday’s with Morrie

This book is an inspirational read. We recommend many business and money books, but this one will help you to start considering what is most important in your life and give you lessons on how to live.

About the Book

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.

It’s been ten years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world. Now–twelve million copies later–in a new afterword, Mitch Albom reflects again on the meaning of Morrie’s life lessons and the gentle, irrevocable impact of their Tuesday sessions all those years ago. . .

Categories: Biographies, Memoirs, Self-Help

#17 What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Champion Recommends: What Color is Your Parachute?

With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, this is world’s most popular job-search book, used by counselors and included long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today’s job-hunters and career-changers.

About the Book

In today’s complex job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a changing economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work—and which don’t. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

Categories: Career Development

#19 You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Champion Recommends: You Are a Badass

Reading this book is like taking a massive dose of motivation and will make you feel good about making strategic changes to embrace your own unique greatness.

About the Book

In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

Categories: Happiness, Personal Transformation, Motivational

#18 Wonder: Moments that Keep You Falling in Love with Life

Champion Recommends: Wonder

This is not a book that you read chapter by chapter—instead, pick it up when you need a distraction from whatever is happening then pick a chapter and read it. Arthur Gordon is a magician that can take ordinary experiences and show readers the magic of life, in a few short pages.  Highly recommended.

About the Book

Life happens all around us all the time, and if we are not careful to look for the wonder in the little things, we’ll miss it. Arthur Gordon lifts the reader out of the ordinary into an exhilarating new awareness of the wonderful world in which we live, celebrating its beauty and uniqueness. Focusing on the gifts of life–including the gifts of caring, shared wisdom, self-discovery, faith, and more–Wonder shares true stories of everyday miracles that we often overlook. Gordon teaches the reader to pause and look and feel and care just a bit more. Wonder is sure to inspire readers to grasp the simple joys of life on earth.

Categories: Meditations, Devotionals, Self-help

#20 You Are What You Think

Champion Recommends: You Are What You Think

The world can be a negative place and it is easy to get stuck in negative thought-patterns that do nothing but hurt us. David Stoop shows us how to use self-talk to make positive changes in our attitudes or beliefs and helps us to gain control of the way we feel and act. Reading You Are What You Think can turn out-of-control into self-control and teach us how make our emotions work for us.

About the Book

“Attitude is everything.” It’s what makes the difference between those who succeed and those who fail. And it’s easy to see-in other people. It’s not as easy to recognize when our own attitude needs adjustment, or to know how to change it.

In You Are What You Think, David Stoop shows readers how to use self-talk to make positive changes in their attitudes and beliefs. Self-talk can be private speech, thoughts, or external speech, all of which shape emotions and behavior for good or bad. This popular book, previously published as Self-Talk, will help readers overcome stress, guilt, depression, anxiety, and anger; release the power of faith; choose healthy, positive thoughts; and more.

Categories: Self-help, Inspirational

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