Here’s OUR monthly top picks for you (and your field) for reading, listening to and utilizing in order to stay engaged, informed and one step ahead.
BOOK / Irresistible: The Seven Secrets of the World’s Most Enduring, Employee-Focused Organizations
By Josh Bersin
Can companies be irresistible? By implementing seven simple yet profound management principles—such as “Growth, Not Promotion” and “Coach, Not Boss,”—renowned industry analyst and author Josh Bersin believes that yours can be. With the organization model and paradigm-shifting concepts proposed in Irresistible, Bersin helps leaders understand how to scale their businesses with agility, purpose and clarity. The result? An irresistible business that unleashes the power of the human spirit, fires on all cylinders and creates loyal employees and happy customers along the way.
BLOG / Seth’s Blog
By Seth Godin
Author, serial entrepreneur and marketing guru Seth Godin has written over 20 best-selling books. As if that weren’t prolific enough, he has also been publishing a daily post on his blog without fail… for more than a decade! Godin leverages his vast experience in a wide range of industries to share his thoughts on personal development, business, marketing, sales, philosophy and more. His observations and educational insights can spark truly creative team discussions.
WEBSITE / 16Personalities.com
Sometimes it’s hard to understand ourselves, much less others. In the workplace, this kind of emotional intelligence can mean the difference between a toxic culture and a healthy one. Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, 16Personalities offers a free personality test that explains how you perceive the world and make decisions. The questionnaire only takes about 10 minutes and details your strengths, weaknesses, motivators and more.
PODCAST / The School of Greatness Podcast
By Lewis Howes
A former pro-football player turned entrepreneur, business coach and author, Lewis Howes’ bio reads more like a fictional novel. Details magazine named him one of five “Internet Gurus That Can Make You Rich.” His top 100 iTunes-ranked podcast, The School of Greatness, has over half a million subscribers. The podcast features leaders like Dave Ramsey and Brené Brown who discuss topics such as business, mindset, inspiration and relationships. Growth-minded entrepreneurs are the intended audience of this podcast—making it a winner for your field.
YOUTUBE CHANNEL / Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
As co-founder of billion-dollar brand Quest Nutrition, Tom Bilyeu knows a thing or two about success—how to get it and how to keep it. To help teach others how to develop skills that unlock their potential, Bilyeu launched Impact Theory, a weekly interview show that explores the mindsets of the world’s highest achievers. His YouTube channel hosts this content, which includes a wealth of videos that cover all manner of personal development, from business to health—it even includes Matthew McConaughey discussing how to master the art of living!
AUDIO BOOK / Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business
By Gino Wickman
In Traction, author Gino Wickman explains that every great business is comprised of six key components: vision, data, process, people, issues and traction—aka the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). This system simplifies the process of running a business, as owners are typically overwhelmed with hundreds of concerns, creating a lack of focus and discouragement. With more than 80,000 companies having discovered the efficacy of the EOS, your field can also apply Traction to their businesses, eliminating frustrations and increasing sales.
From the June 2023 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.