Books: Body Language, Standing Out and Dashboards

Here’s my list of books which are currently in rotation.  I’ve started reading them over the past few months months but have been too distracted by blog posts and other projects to finish.  I hope to complete this list by December and maybe publish some related posts.  What books are you reading?

August 2012

StandOut, the revolutionary new book and online assessment tool from Marcus Buckingham, is the result of extensive research, statistical testing, and analysis of the world’s top performers.  From the coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths and the recognized leader of the strengths movement, StandOut unveils your top two Strength Roles and offers sharp, practical ideas that professionals and managers in any organization can use to find their edge and win at work.

See book.

July 2012

The One-Page Project Manager shows you how to boil down any project into a simple, one-page document that can be used to communicate all essential details to upper management, other departments, suppliers, and audiences. This practical guide will save time and effort, helping you identify the vital parts of a project and communicate those parts and duties to other team members.

See book.

 

June 2012

In The Silent Language of Leaders, leadership and communications expert Carol Kinsey Goman explains that in today’s fast-paced business environment, where global interactions are increasing, mastering the art of body language is more important than ever. She explains that personal space, physical gestures, posture, facial expressions, and eye contact communicate louder than words and, thus, can be used strategically to help leaders manage, motivate, lead global teams, and communicate clearly in the digital age. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience, and on compelling psychological and neuroscience research, she shows leaders how to adjust their body language for maximum effect and how to:

  • Use techniques like “mirroring” to build trust and encourage collaboration.
  • Accurately read the nonverbal signals of your counterparts to increase success in negotiations.
  • Use body language to project confidence and candor when managing change.
  • Communicate nonverbally in virtual environments.
  • Channel your gender’s natural body language inclinations for improved leadership results.
  • Identify which nonverbal signals communicate internationally and which are culture-bound.

See book.

See my full reading list on Book of the Month page.

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4 replies

  1. Hi! I love how the links lead to the preview of the book on Amazon.

  2. Wow, wonderful weblog layout! How long have you ever been blogging for? you make running a blog glance easy. The full look of your site is excellent, let alone the content!

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