Favorite Book Takeaways

As a kick-off below are a few favorite takeaways from books previously read. They were chosen because they made enough of an impression to be remembered and still used long after the book was read.

Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury

    • Look for win-win solutions – don’t see others as adversaries, look for win-win solutions.
    • Sit on the same side of the table as the person you are negotiating with not across from them in an adversarial position.

Know Can Do! by Ken Blanchard, Paul J. Meyer, and Dick Ruhe

    • Green light thinking – simply put instead of immediately blurting out everything wrong with someone’s idea strive to think of ways that it could work

The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

    • Identify repetitive stressful tasks and do them as rituals at a less stressful time.  This conserves energy allowing for it to be expended later on more important tasks.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, and Jim Huling

    • Separate wildly important tasks from the daily whirlwind
    • Use leading indicators to predict achieving lagging indicators – for example: don’t wait until the weekly weigh-in to find out you missed the mark, set and track daily exercise and caloric goals to influence success in hitting the mark.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

    • Stop bad habits by identifying the trigger, the behavior and the reward and then replacing the behavior with a desirable one for a similar reward. 
    • Build a new good habit using the same trigger, behavior, and reward pattern.

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