The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way You Lead Forever By Michael Bungay Stanier

Do you coach your team? Do you coach them every day? In Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit, he gives you practical and accessible tools to turn coaching into second nature. Stanier has several methods to turn coaching into a real habit, from getting to the point in any conversation to understanding interpersonal issues.

CONFIDENCE

How can you build your confidence as a CEO, investor or entrepreneur? New CEOs have imposter syndrome. Private equity investors who just raised another $1 billion-plus fund read newspaper headlines about the coming recession and quietly gulp. Self-made billionaire entrepreneurs worry that their fortunes will take an embarrassing hit.

SHINY NEW GADGET OF THE MONTH: TC1200 Flashlight

Having a reliable flashlight can make a big difference, whether you’re on the job or just at home when the power goes out.

Meet the TC1200 Pro Tactical Flashlight, a flashlight designed with incredibly high standards. Made with aircraft-grade aluminum, it’s durable (it survived a 21-mile fall to Earth) and has a powerful beam is 25 times brighter than an ordinary flashlight (it boasts five modes: low, medium, high, strobe, and SOS — the strobe feature can even temporarily blind an animal or person, if necessary).

Top 4 Strategies I Learned From Daymond John To Improve Leadership And Grow My Business

This past June, I got to hear the one and only Daymond John speak at a small private event. You may know Daymond as a successful entrepreneur who has appeared on the hit ABC show Shark Tank. Best known as the founder of the clothing brand, FUBU, he is also the author of The Power of Broke — an insightful look into his life and what he did to find success.

4 Reasons CEOs Should Plan For Failure And Encourage Risk-Taking

Every successful company leader will tell you that failure is a part of business, but far fewer will admit they plan for failure. Growing a business requires taking risks, and failure is a frequent outcome on the journey to achieving success.

In their best-selling book Switch, co-authors and brothers Chip and Dan Heath describe how world-renowned design firm IDEO (perhaps best known for its work with Apple) plans for failure during its design process.

3 IT Investments You Should NEVER Skimp On

What is standing between your business’s data and hackers a world away? What’s your plan when your on-site server fails?

When you skimp on technology and IT solutions for your business, the answers to these two questions are simple: 1) There is nothing standing between your business’s sensitive data and people who want to take advantage of that data; and 2) There is no plan.

What The Heck Is An AUP … And Why Do You Want It?

With so many access points, from cell phones to laptops and home computers, how can anyone hope to keep their network safe from hackers, viruses and other unintentional security breaches? The answer is not “one thing” but a series of things you have to implement and constantly be vigilant about, such as installing and constantly updating your firewall, antivirus, spam-filtering software and backups.