Recommended Reading, Listening and Courses

If you’re interested in personal development and being the best you can be then you already know how important it is to use all available resources and look to continually learn and grow.

Over the years, I’ve read many books, listening to loads of Podcasts and attended numerous courses on the topics of Business, Sales, Marketing, Leadership, Customer Service, Behavioral Economics, Networking, Psychology, Body Language, Sociology, Branding, Social Media, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (to name a few!). There are countless resources available out there, but since I get asked a lot about what I would recommend, I thought I would share a few that I have found particularly helpful:

Books:

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Key Person of Influence by Daniel Priestley
  • Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics by Richard Thaler
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Life. Business.: Just Got Easier by Brad Burton
  • The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
  • The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
  • The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges by Paul Gilbert
  • Quick & Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie
  • Winners: And How They Succeed by Alastair Campbel
  • Trust Based Marketing by Matt Zagula and Dan S. Kennedy

Podcasts:

  • London School of Economics: Public Lectures and Events
  • HBR IdeaCast
  • The Ziglar Show – Motivation and Inspiration to Fuel your Life
  • The Advanced Selling Podcast: Sales Training/Leadership Coaching/B2B Strategy/Prospecting Tips