Summaries of the Week

How to Stress Less

How to Stress Less

People tend to see stress as a negative aspect of their lives, but as Benjamin Bonetti states in How to Stress Less, stress can actually have a positive influence. Many people, including athletes, choose to use stress as a motivator. Understanding the effects of stress and how it can be managed is crucial to helping people overcome its negative effects.

Bonetti, Benjamin
Total Leadership

Total Leadership

In Total Leadership, Stewart D. Friedman argues that the most effective leaders are not workaholics but people who balance the different domains of their lives well: work, family, community, and self. He introduces the Total Leadership principles of authenticity, integrity, and creativity, which leaders can embrace by clarifying their values, identifying their stakeholders, experimenting for improvement, implementing a game plan, and involving others. Leaders are then better equipped to take actions that positively impact all parts of their lives equally.

Friedman, Stewart D.
Understanding Y

Understanding Y

Generation Y, also known as the Millennial generation, is rapidly making its mark on society today. Generation Y is significant because of its size relative to the generations immediately before and after it. It is also significant for how much its attitudes and behaviors seem to represent a break with the past. In Understanding Y, editor Charlie Caruso presents 23 essays exploring the complexities of this age group.

Caruso, Charlie (editor)
Actionable Intelligence

Actionable Intelligence

Leaders yearn for valuable information to help them assess risks and analyze opportunities quickly and efficiently. Businesses are fed large amounts of information for their operations, but they typically lack a central, enterprise-wide approach that lets them view all the data at one time. Also, information gathering can be time consuming, costly, and difficult. In Actionable Intelligence, Kevin B.

Carter, Keith B.
The Affluent Entrepreneur

The Affluent Entrepreneur

People who are in business for themselves depend on their own creativity and willingness to work hard. In The Affluent Entrepreneur, Patrick Snow offers 20 principles, inspirational messages, and helpful ideas about how to start, grow, and run a business while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. He offers his own story as an example of what can be achieved with the right tools and attitude. The key to achieving affluence—or financial freedom—is to identify a marketable personal passion and create a unique product or service around it.

Snow, Patrick