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Book Recommendations?

  • 1.  Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-16-2022 16:08
    Happy Hump Day! 

    In NYC, we are over the midweek hump and glad to be! 

    Last year I was gifted Unapologetically Ambitious By Shelley Archambeau and it was truly an empowering read that I have now gifted to three other individuals.  I am currently in the middle of Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. 

    Was wondering if any of you care to share your current reads or maybe one that was pivotal in your career?!  

    Look forward to adding them all to my reading list! 




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    Aneesa Mohamed
    HR Manager
    Admiral Staffing, Inc.
    New York, NY
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  • 2.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-17-2022 08:53
    Anessa - I have a long career in Business Development and have been in the Staffing Industry (on the Industry Partner side) for 15 plus years.  IHIGHLY recommend you read "The Go Giver" by Bob Berg and John David Mann.   It really is a great read and will open your eyes about sharing  to become more successful.

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    Michael Bartels
    Chief Development Officer
    Becker LLC
    New York NY
    (973) 251-8905
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  • 3.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-17-2022 09:47
    Thank you for sharing Michael. Look forward to reading it!

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    Aneesa Mohamed
    HR Manager
    Admiral Staffing, Inc.
    New York, NY
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  • 4.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-18-2022 09:34
    I highly recommend reading "Cherry On Top" by ASA's past president Joyce Russell.  It's a great book and a quick read.

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  • 5.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-18-2022 12:46
    I would recommend two books, both of which are of the "real world" variety instead of the motivational, positive mental attitude genre.
     
    One is "Start With No," by James Camp, the best book on negotiating that I have seen for the difficult negotiating environment that staffing firms swim in, especially for customer contracts and rates.
     
    The other book is an old one that I received over 50 years ago in a "library care package" while serving in Vietnam. It is "Management and Machiavelli," by Anthony Jay. It applies to modern management problems the ageless political guidance that Niccolo Machiavelli provided to Renaissance era princes.


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  • 6.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-21-2022 10:30
    Thank you for these recommendations. Look forward to reading them, especially Start With No. 

    Additionally, welcome home and thank you for your service!

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    Aneesa Mohamed
    HR Manager
    Admiral Staffing, Inc.
    New York, NY
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  • 7.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-22-2022 07:23
    I'm a few chapters in with "Start with No" and I have to thank you George!  This is good stuff! 

    Thanks,

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    ​Isaac Kelly, CHRA, CSP, CSC
    Vice President
    Augusta Staffing Associates
    P: 706.860.8909
    M: 706.951.7163
    isaac@augustastaffing.com
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  • 8.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-17-2022 08:57
    Aneesa

    As an avid reader, I'm always looking for new reading material and these sound great.  I'll have to check them out.

    I'm currently reading "Leaders Eat Last" by Simon Sinek.  It's very insightful, highly recommend.

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    Shelly Wilkinson
    Director of Sales
    TRICOM
    Menomonee Falls WI
    (262) 509-6200
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  • 9.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-17-2022 09:46
    Hi Shelly, 

    I've heard great things about this one. Glad that I'm reminded to add it to my list!

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    Aneesa Mohamed
    HR Manager
    Admiral Staffing, Inc.
    New York, NY
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  • 10.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-17-2022 09:37
    Legacy by James Kerr

    A great read for any leader who is working on a succession plan for their teams and/or organization. 15 Quick hitting Lessons for Leadership

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    Jerry Grady
    Partner
    UHY LLP
    Ann Arbor MI
    (734) 213-1040
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  • 11.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-17-2022 11:04

    Hi Aneesa,

    Here's three oldies but goodies and two new ones that were just recommended to me:

    1.     Make Them Choose You (James Kohlmann)

    2.     Raving Fans (Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles)

    3.     Gung Ho (Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles)

    4.     High Performance Habits (Brendan Bouchard)

    5.     The Serendipity Mindset (Christian Busch)

    Happy reading – chance favors the prepared mind.

     

    Brian Kennedy CPC
    R.A. Cohen Consulting
    Tel.: 416.229.6462
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  • 12.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-21-2022 10:32
    Hi Brian,

    Thank you for sharing and ending with that lovely quote. I will be sharing it with my team in our weekly meeting !

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    Aneesa Mohamed
    HR Manager
    Admiral Staffing, Inc.
    New York, NY
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  • 13.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-18-2022 08:32
    Aneesa,

    What a great topic! Like many on here I'm an avid reader. I've listed mostly business texts, but I find that you can often pick up some great tips from other nonfiction genres including history, biography, and psychology. I've even found that reading narrative fiction helps me immensely with empathizing with customers and employees from different backgrounds than my own. Happy reading!

    Some of my favorite business related or nonfiction books (some already mentioned here) are:

    - Good to Great - Jim Collins
    - Leaders Eat Last - Simon Sinek
    - Servant Leadership - Robert Greenleaf
    - The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
    - The Change Cycle - Ann Salerno
    - Crucial Conversations - Kerry Patterson
    - Influence: the Pyschology of Persuasion - Robert Cialdini
    - Drive - Dan Pink
    - Made to Stick - Chip and Dan Heath
    - The Art and Science of Training - Elaine Biech
    - Predictably Irrational - Dan Ariely
    - Team of Rivals - Doris Kearns Goodwin
    - The Believing Brain - Michael Shermer

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    Dustin Norwood
    Vice President & Chief Learning Officer
    American Staffing Association
    Alexandria VA
    (703) 253-2020
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  • 14.  RE: Book Recommendations?

    Posted 02-21-2022 10:35
    Thank you Dustin! 

    If I'm not mistaken, you were one of the folks that we interested in a hike during StaffingWorld - I wish we could have done that. 

    Thank you for all your recommendations and the insight into how reading narrative fiction helps with empathizing with different backgrounds. I love that! 


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    Aneesa Mohamed
    HR Manager
    Admiral Staffing, Inc.
    New York, NY
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