Have you read these 6 must read books?

Have you read these 6 books?

Have you read these 6 must read books? I have thought about some of the books that I have read and enjoyed and decided that I would share the reviews again 6 must read books since I have a lot of new blog readers. The interesting thing about The Invisible Mentor blog is that most of the content is evergreen and the most popular blog posts are ones that I wrote a few years ago. These books will inspire you, and are very appropriate for the start of a new year. Review: Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy by Isadore Sharp: Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy by Isadore Sharp, Founder, Chairman and CEO is an … [Read more...]

Creating a personal advisory board

personal advisory board

Creating a personal advisory board A recent study revealed that 93 percent of small medium enterprises attribute their success to mentors. No business or professional for that matter can succeed without the right kind of support, and the support needed changes at different life cycles of the business and person’s career. Several years ago, I attended an event, and I was delighted to hear the speaker say that one mentor is not enough, since no one person can give you all the support you may need to attain professional success. This is something that I have believed for a long time. If you are a business owner or a senior level executive … [Read more...]

Think Like A SheEO by Vicki Saunders, Book Review

Think Like A SheEO

Think Like A SheEO: Succeeding in the Age of Creators, Makers and Entrepreneurs by Vicki Saunders and MJ Ryan I used to say all the time that I do not read business books because they usually do not provoke deep thought. Recently I changed my mind because there are some interesting and game-changing books are being published. Last week, I wrote the summary/review of Storyscaping: Stop Creating Ads, Start Creating Worlds by Gaston Legorburu and Darren McColl. And today, my focus is on Think Like A SheEO: Succeeding in the Age of Creators, Makers and Entrepreneurs by Vicki Saunders and MJ Ryan. There is change in the air, and that is a … [Read more...]

How are you celebrating National Mentoring Month?

National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month January is National Mentoring Month, how are you celebrating it? National Mentoring Month was created in 2002 to focus national attention in the United States on the need for mentors. I try to write at least one article in celebration of the occasion, but this year, I have struggled with what to write. Last year, I did something different when I profiled Napoleon Hill's invisible counselors, who are the same as invisible mentors. I seldom view mentoring the traditional way, and when I was not thinking about how to celebrate National Mentoring Month, it occurred to me that the people in my LinkedIn group, … [Read more...]

To Remember More of What You Read, Take Notes by Hand

take notes

To Remember More of What You Read, Take Notes by Hand How much of what you read do you remember? Research shows that if you do not take active steps to remember what you learn, within an hour of being introduced to the new information, you forget over 50 percent. A good way to prevent the Curve of Forgetting from setting in, is to take better notes while you are reading that you review from time-to-time. But what does it mean to take better notes? That’s a very good question, which I will try to answer. Additionally, a study by two psychological scientists, Pam Mueller of Princeton and Daniel Oppenheimer of UCLA, found that when … [Read more...]