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October Book Review

October 24, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

This is the first blog post that will be published monthly as part of McBride For Business, LLC’s Book Review series. The following books reviewed are a collection of invaluable reads, topics include: career planning, delegation, ideas & achievement, Russian investment and women’s advancement in the workplace.

The Inequality Equalizer by Jen Abernathy is a valuable guide for career planning and management.  I would definitely recommend it as I see others encounter similar issues. Abernathy takes a look at how to move ahead in the career game and all of the different corners you need to cover. While there is a good deal of focus on women’s issues it will also be a very beneficial read for men.

If You Want It Done Right, You Don’t Have to Do It Yourself by Donna M. Genett, Ph. D. is a great little book with reminders on the how and why of effective delegation.  I enjoyed reading this book to sharpen my thinking on how to be more effective at delegation. Regardless of where you are in the growth of your business this book will be a great read!

Learning How To Avoid The Gap by Dan Sullivan is an interesting look at the concept of “The Gap” – which is the difference between what we want in an idea-world and what we have achieved. Dan Sullivan’s discussion of The Gap and the concept will be helpful for years to come in setting realistic expectations for myself and achieving fulfillment.

Red Notice by Bill Browder is an intriguing story about investing in Russia, political corruption and the chain of events that follow.  While this book had great business lessons underneath it, it was just a fun read and intriguing. I was impressed by the heroic story of man fighting for our fellow man.

Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel is a great book offering reminders of how females may be holding themselves back and not getting the advancement they deserve. Just a few tips here could make a difference in a woman’s (or a man’s) career.

All of these books are available on R. Shawn McBride has done a partial write-up on books he has read in the past and they include the following:

Previous Book Reviews 
10X Mind ExpanderDan SullivanSeptember
Amplify Your Business: Rock My ImagineJen DeVore RichterAugust
Discover True NorthAnne BruceAugust
Don’t Tank Your TED TalkHayley FosterSeptember
Focus your EnergyThom HartmannSeptember
God’s BusinessKurt GlacySeptember
How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in SellingFrank BettgerSeptember
Mass InfluenceTeresa de GrosboisAugust
Power through Partnership:  How Women Lead Better TogetherBetsy Polk & Maggie Ellis ChotasSeptember
Stop Complainers and Energy DrainersLinda SwindlingAugust
The Hunger for HappinessKathy BrandonAugust
Trust Your SelfMarilyn WallerSeptember
UnmarketingScott StrattenAugust
Wake Up! Break Rules!Charlene GilmanAugust
You Were Born RichBob ProctorAugust
Your Presentation Is a JokeMarshall ChilesSeptember

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