This week (September 13-September 17) is National Small Business Week. If you're a small business, you may want to contact the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce for their offerings. Rockwall County Library offers business magazines, journal articles, books, and digital resources that can also assist you. Many small business make use of business mailing lists … Continue reading National Small Business Week
Digital magazines can be accessed through the LibbyApp. Fast Company profiles companies that are good to work for if you are an innovator in its article "100 Best Workplaces for Innovators." https://www.fastcompany.com/90658963/best-workplaces-innovators-2021-methodology?icid=dan902:754:0:editReci Fast Company and many other magazines are available digitally through Overdrive and the Libby app.
Bankert, Adrienne. Your Hidden Superpower. Bankert believes in living "authentically and wholeheartedly" with kindess. If you live this way, Bankert believes, you're unstoppable. Being kind changes everything, including cut-throat attitudes on the job and negativity. Schaffer, Neal. The Age of Influence. Schaffer, who named a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer for the second time … Continue reading What’s your favorite business/career book?
Business podcaster and journalist, Guy Raz, offers insights on how many innovative companies got started in How I Built This. Raz summarizes key takeaways from his podcast where he interviews founders. Even though no two stories are alike, there are some similarities. In his estimation, entrepreneurs are open to the call. Some businesses were a … Continue reading How I Built This by Guy Raz
In six part and fourteen chapters, Sinek reveals what organizations need to do to be industry leaders. Surprisingly simple, leaders needs to remind employees why the organization was founded in the first place; they need to remember their WHY. Those organizations that forget their WHY experience a strange bifurcation between what they do and why … Continue reading Start With Why by Simon Sinek
January is National Mentoring Month. If you want to learn more about mentoring, these leadership books offer great ideas: Dyer, W. Gibb. Beyond Team Building. Economy, Peter. Wait? I'm The Boss?!? Gostick, Adrian Robert. Leading With Gratitude. Harvard Business Guide. The HBR Guide to Motivating People. Hewlett, Sylvia Ann. The Sponsor Effect: How to Be … Continue reading Mentoring