Chapter Six: Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

quietI am an extrovert, a big one. I display all the classic characteristics… happy to jump in, confident talking in large groups, seek the spotlight and think shallow but fast. Except, after reading this book I’m not so sure I’m as much as I thought I was or even if I want to be one… but we’ll get to that. Keep reading…

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Chapter Five: Black Box Thinking

This b51h9pp5odlllog nearly died. Dead. Flat lined.

I read the book, that’s the easy part, I then sat down to write it, but this book in particular was harder than the others to review. It’s not that it’s bad; in fact of all the books I’ve read so far this is easily the best one. I got distracted with work, then went on holiday and before you knew it I was making all kinds of excuses – too tired, I’d better catch up on my emails, I haven’t got time, could I even remember the content clearly enough? Etc.. Keep reading…

Chapter Three: What got you, here won’t get you there

51KASWtZIgL._SX317_BO1,204,203,200_What makes you successful doesn’t make you more successful. An odd sentiment when you think about it but in Marshall Goldsmith’s self-development thriller ‘What got you here, won’t get you there’ he successfully argues the case.

The premise of the book is fairly simple; successful people try to be more successful, by continuing to exhibit the behavior that got them there in the first place. This makes logical sense, however the higher up the chain of command you go, the less your initial skill base becomes important and the more important social and interpersonal skills become. Keep reading…

Chapter Two: iCan – Two words that will change everything

iCan write the next chapter of my blog. iCan because Richard says iCan and do you know
what… he’s right. This is a book packed full of positivity and stories that would makeIcan even the most negative of us challenge our thought process. Yes some of it is a bit obvious and the stories are not always as out of the ordinary as you would expect from this type of book, but they work and serve, in the main, to illustrate his points. Keep reading…