Spring break is a great time to relax, recharge your batteries, and catch up on some reading. Three great business books that I highly recommend for your time on the beach include the the following classics: Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Good to Great, by Jim Collins, and High Performance Habits, by Brendon Burchard. Below is a brief summary of each.
In Mindset, Carol Dweck explains that it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success – but whether we approach our goals with a fixed or growth mindset. With the right mindset, we can reach our goals, both personal and professional. She reveals what all great parents, CEOs and athletes already know, and shows how an idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in all areas.
Good to Great author Jim Collins profiles several companies and identifies some key characteristics that propelled them from “good to great”. These include having a great leader, mixing a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, thinking differently about the role of technology, and the hedgehog concept, meaning the great companies know one big thing and stick to it. Some of the success stories include Walgreen’s, Wells Fargo, and Philip Morris to name a few.
High Performance Habits tells how extraordinary people became that way. Brendon Burchard is the world’s leading high performance coach and he uncovered 6 habits that high performers have. For personal habits, they seek clarity, generate energy, and raise necessity. For social habits, they increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, special things happen in their lives, relationships and careers.
Picking any of these books, you won’t be disappointed, and you will learn a ton in the process. Plus I think you’ll really enjoy them. Happy reading!!