Summaries of the Week

Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For

Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For

In Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For, William Gentry offers a strategic guide to becoming the kind of leader others want to follow. Gentry explains why great employees do not always make great leaders, and how the hype built around great leaders can be misleading. Gentry transforms current research on leadership into actionable content for first-time leaders looking to transition successfully into their new roles.

Gentry, William
The Obstacle Is the Way

The Obstacle Is the Way

In The Obstacle Is the Way, Ryan Holiday provides a revolutionary framework to help professionals transform their challenges and setbacks into opportunities. Rooted in the ancient Greek philosophy of stoicism, this framework requires professionals to employ the three interdependent disciplines of perception, action, and will. Through examples of famous stoic figures such as Thomas Edison, Amelia Earhart, and Steve Jobs, Holiday demonstrates how professionals can achieve their goals by maintaining objective mindsets, developing step-by-step plans, and never giving up.

Holiday, Ryan
The Five Thieves of Happiness

The Five Thieves of Happiness

In 2015, former minister John Izzo took a sabbatical from his work as a sought-after speaker, consultant, and author to search for the secret of sustainable happiness. In his search, he found that destructive thought patterns rob humans of their natural human state—happiness. In The Five Thieves of Happiness, Izzo reviews the five thieves of happiness: control, conceit, coveting, consumption, and comfort, and he teaches readers how to identify and overcome them in order to transform their own lives and make the world a better place.

Izzo, PhD, John
The Revenge of Analog

The Revenge of Analog

While digital technology can provide faster, cheaper, and more efficient alternatives than its analog counterparts, many people find that technology is actually pulling them away from the tactile, people-centric experiences that they inherently crave. In The Revenge of Analog, David Sax explains how the need for hands-on interaction has led to the surprising resurgence of analog technology.

Sax, David
The Definitive Executive Assistant & Managerial Handbook

The Definitive Executive Assistant & Managerial Handbook

In today’s corporate environments, successful assistants must think strategically, communicate effectively, and lead confidently. In The Definitive Executive Assistant & Managerial Handbook, Sue France draws on her more than 30 years of professional administrative industry experience to teach assistants how to develop their personal leadership skills and excel in their roles.

France, Sue