Monday, November 17, 2014

10 Powerful Lessons From Some Of The Best Business Books Of 2014

Leadership is not about who you know, or why you know it, or how much you are paid to lead. It's often about what you know and how you apply that knowledge.
That's why I've decided to scour the best books on leadership that were published this year and distill the information down to the most useful tip with a quote from the book.

1. Resilience is critical to success in leadership.

"A few years ago, two former business school professors of mine, Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of 'Power,' and Jim Collins, author of 'Good to Great,' did an informal study of my Stanford MBA classmates to discern what factors were the most influential in determining which students would 'make it' and which would not. (As I recall, they were not looking for those who had made it as measured by dollars earned, but those who are most successful all around in achieving their goals and dreams.)
"After eliminating many different factors, they landed on resilience as the one defining skill and behavior that allowed some to stand out from the rest. After all it wasn't that none of us face that adversity — we all did. But some were able to pick themselves up and brush themselves off and move on, while others were not."....

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Source: John Brandon, Inc. (

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