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By: Kathy Albarado on August 8th, 2009

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Business Books: What have you read lately?

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stack-of-old-booksSo many great books....so little time.  When people ask me about how I spend my personal time, it was only recently that I began sharing my love for reading.  Outside of loving the time I spend with my family, long gone are the days of cross stitching in front of the TV. In fact, I don't even watch television any more.  (With one exception and you'll need to wrestle that from my 16 year old daughter as we look forward to the one show that airs on Sunday nights.)

So I would LOVE to know...what books are you reading now?  Books like Jim Collins' Good to Great, and  Bradford Smart's Top Grading, How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching and Keeping the Best People have been read and leveraged by many of us.

But what books are you reading now?

I am reading two at the moment:  Creating Your Best Life--The Ultimate Life List Guide by Caroline Adams and Dr. Michael and Who's Got Your Back--The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success and Won't Let You Fail, buy Keith Ferrazzi.

Creating Your Best Life is based on the latest scientific research into happiness and the role of life lists in attaining it. It helps us understand how to set and achieve clear-cut goals while learning how and why this process contributes to greater contentment.   So think of it as The Secret, on steriods.  Real, concrete actions to take regarding meeting our goals and being happier as a result.

I was fortunate to see the author speak recently.  Caroline Adams Miller -- a performance coach and motivational speaker, has a phenomenal personal story of how she overcame bulimia.  She is an accomplished goal-achiever!  Her message is truly motivational and inspiring!

Who's Got Your Back, recommended to me by my Executive Coach Holly Williams, is thus far PHENOMENAL! It claims that the real path to success in your work and ife is through creating an inner circle of "lifeline realtionships" -- deep, close relationships with a few key trusted individuals who will offer the encouragement, feedback, and generous mutual support every one of us needs to reach our full potential.

I consider myself very fortunate, as I do feel that my leadership team does indeed "have my back"!   Do you feel you have surrounded yourself by a team that "has your back"?  I encourage you to read Keith Ferrazzi's book in determining why this is important.

Let me know what you're reading today. I'd love to hear from you! ~ Kathy