Andrea's Holiday Reading List

Andrea_Shaw_web101 Andrea Shaw, Founder & Visionary

One of my favourite things to do during the holiday break is get caught up on that reading list.  Here is a list of a few of my favourite books that you can add to your holiday reading guide. Happy Reading!

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t  

Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.

But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

Why Johnny Can’t Brand: Rediscovering the Lost Art of the Big Idea

Winner of the Best Marketing Books Award from Strategy + Business Magazine.

“There’s a Big Idea waiting inside your brand that can make you #1. Find it and shape it yourself—or competitors and customers will do it for you. And we promise, you won’t like the tagline.”

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.

Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman”s brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

The Intangibles of Leadership: The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance

What is the real difference between competent leader and extraordinary executive? Is it pedigree, experience, intelligence? The answer is yes…and much more. Exceptional leadership hinges on a complex interaction between individual psychology and unique business needs. At the top rung of the ladder, where the dynamics are most complicated, subtle adjustments in style can produce outstanding results.

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