At Weaving Influence, it feels like we’re always buzzing about one book or another, and that’s just the way we like it. If you haven’t caught on by now, our team is primarily made up of readers, people who can never have one too many books on their shelves. There is always a book (or 5) on my Christmas wish lists, and every night I try to squeeze in as many chapters as I can before my husband reminds me that work comes early.
Although so many books are available on the e-reader of your choice, I will always be a fan of the paperback. There’s just something about opening up a new cover and losing yourself in the pages. »
It’s been a tremendous launch week for Mark Miller, author of The Heart of Leadership. Here at Weaving Influence, we never get tired of seeing the buzz that is built by our outstanding community of supporters. By late Thursday afternoon, there were over 70 Amazon reviews, 66 of which were 5-stars! You can also find The Heart of Leadership on Goodreads, so if you’ve read the book, or are planning to read it, remember to leave a review this weekend.
As people have shared their thoughts about Mark’s new book, our team has stayed busy collecting links to share with you, and today we’re highlighting a few of them. We are humbled by the number of people who »
When I started my journey in the leadership blogging space nearly 5 years ago, I focused a large amount of mental attention on the skills I thought I should have.
At one point, I remember driving past our local Wendy’s restaurant and wondering if I should apply for a management position, just so that I could acquire the skills of a leader. I made myself crazy thinking that learning skills while gaining experience with a title attached would make me a leader.
It turns out, skills ARE important. As a leader, I am constantly looking to upgrade my skills. Communication skills and delegating skills are two I find particularly helpful, and ones I’d »
The end of the first chapter of Take Charge of Your Talent by Don Maruska and Jay Perry includes this “Talent Takeaway”:
“Your talent is a story you can transform. When you position yourself as the hero of your story and follow a clear set of actions to act out that role, your career and life can change and move forward quickly.”
One of the reasons I am so thrilled to support these authors is that the content of this book resonates with me deeply — I can see myself on every page. The stories, examples, and struggles to find and develop talent, described in this book, are universal and relatable. The advice the authors offer is straight-forward and »
Chances are, if you’ve written and published a (business) book, you’re an experienced content creator.
Over the years, you’ve written articles or blog posts, curriculum, newsletters, training materials, assessments, keynote speeches, or workbooks. Or perhaps you’ve created video content or recorded podcasts and webinars.
Whatever the medium, I find it impossible to imagine a world in which you’ve written a business book but have not also, along the way, created a lot of other valuable material in developing your ideas, voice, and expertise.
The good news: while the content you’ve created in the past may not be new to you, many of the people who follow you online have never seen/heard/read it.
While you may have created content that would »