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 Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues
By Patrick Lencioni
In this companion to his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni focuses on the individual, identifying three virtues that make an employee indispensable: being humble, hungry and smart. The Ideal Team Player defines and illustrates these traits through an easy-to-read fable, which is followed by a practical guide for finding, hiring and cultivating ideal team players—and weeding out those who are not.
APP / HealthyWage
Per the Mayo Clinic, weight loss study participants who receive financial incentives are more likely to lose more weight (and keep it off!) than participants who receive none. HealthyWage is an app that offers cash-based weight loss challenges to help end procrastination through competition. Corporations have jumped on this bandwagon as a creative way to encourage healthy habits among their teams. Get your team excited with a friendly competition that could result in better health—and cash bonuses.
Audio Book / Master Your Code: The Art, Wisdom, and Science of Leading an Extraordinary Life
By Darren J. Gold
In this thought-provoking audio book, executive coach and author Darren J. Gold asks the listener a simple question that requires a complex (and very personal) answer: “What’s getting in the way of you leading an extraordinary life?” Master Your Code helps the listener analyze his or her code—or programming—which Darren defines as a subconscious set of rules that drive the actions you take and limit the results you get.
WEBSITE / Lifehack
“Lifehack” has become a popular social media buzzword, but it also happens to be an in-depth personal development website brimming with useful content. Articles range from topics like “How to Live a Full Life” to “How to Learn Faster and Smarter,” including science-based case studies to support solutions for improvement. Lifehack also offers free courses and a robust blog categorized by topics like “Goal Getting” and “Restore Energy.”
APP / The Habit Factor Pro
Recommended by top coaches, consultants, athletes and learning institutions worldwide, The Habit Factor Pro is an easy-to-use productivity app that helps the user set and track goals, change behavior and form meaningful habits. Using unique technology and algorithms, the app personalizes the user experience, allowing you to chart your progress, motivators, tracking periods and much more.
PODCAST / How to Succeed Podcast
As the “World’s Largest Training Organization,” Sandler is known for founding a unique selling system based on behavioral psychology. To train this approach, founder David Sandler discovered that the correct attitudes, behaviors and techniques must be taught as well. With a proven system now spanning decades, Sandler’s organization publishes content based on their winning strategies. With episodes like “How to Succeed at Purpose” and “How to Succeed at Personal Branding,” this podcast will help your field master success in every form.
From the September 2022 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.