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 / The Road to Excellence: 6 Leadership Strategies to Build a Bulletproof Business
Even the most experienced leaders are likely to have blind spots. Simply put, it’s easy to miss something when you’re trying to account for everything. In The Road to Excellence, David Mattson identifies six strategies that help business owners and executives spot dangerous oversights that can derail any organization. Mattson, the CEO and President of Sandler Training, helps you determine what stands between your company and organizational excellence—and how to move forward.
TECH DEVICE / Logitech Litra Glow
Like it or not, video conferencing is here to stay. Investing in basic lighting can make a world of difference in helping you look your best on screen. Logitech Litra Glow is a well-reviewed full-spectrum LED light that discreetly clips to the top of your computer screen near your camera lens. Sensors adjust the light’s brightness for various skin tones while emanating a radiant glow rather than a harsh spotlight. With adjustable height, tilt and rotation, Litra Glow offers you an instant on-screen glow up!
PODCAST / First Person Plural: El & Beyond
Hosted by New York Times bestselling author, psychologist and emotional intelligence (EI) guru Daniel Goleman, First Person Plural: El & Beyond podcast focuses on how to create an emotionally intelligent future. Co-hosted by Goleman’s son, Hanuman and EI coach Elizabeth Solomon, the trio presents a collection of stories that will inspire you to lead with more intentionality and develop better awareness of the systems in which we live and work. The podcast covers everything from overcoming conflict to handling stress.
APP / Noisli
Background noise provides a constant blend of soothing sounds that masks other noises and helps us relax. Give your field an efficiency boost by recommending an app like Noisli, which allows the user to mix and match various sounds to create their perfect sound environment. Users can explore and layer 28 high-quality background sounds, adjusting the volume of each to customize an ideal soundscape and even adding a timer to stay on schedule.
WEBSITE / SCORE
As the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors, SCORE exists to help small businesses launch, grow and achieve their goals. Mentors are seasoned experts who meet with entrepreneurs locally at more than 250 chapters or remotely via email, phone or video to provide free confidential coaching. Most services are provided to entrepreneurs at no cost. Urge your field to take advantage of these valuable resources and expand their personal and business growth!
YOUTUBE CHANNEL / Behind the Brand
As a writer, director, producer, journalist—and the Founder and CEO of The Goodbrain Digital Studios—Bryan Elliott is a Renaissance Man who also hosts a diverse YouTube channel called Behind the Brand. With a mission to help people discover their purpose and find joy and fulfillment, Elliott describes the video series as a show about innovators, entrepreneurs and the stories behind their success. Encourage your team to learn from leaders like Tilman Fertitta, Seth Godin and Gary Vaynerchuk.
From the November 2022 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.