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Want to sharpen your newly acquired listening skills? Ready to learn more about developing and mastering your ability to listen with empathy? Please check out these valuable resources so that you can continue to be The Message!

  • Leaders Eat Last

    Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

    In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

    The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.

    Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

    Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

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  • Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations

    Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations are invaluable guides that show readers how to communicate best when it matters most: at home, at work, and in every aspect of everyday life.  Once you learn the crucial secrets of navigating any difficult meeting or conversation, you can resolve any issue with anyone, and improve every aspect of your life.

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  • Everybody Matters

    Read the book that will challenge the way you think about how to run a business and, above all, how to be an inspirational leader. Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia share the lessons learned throughout the transformation of capital equipment and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller as well as Chapman’s own personal transformation as a leader. You’ll get an insider’s view of the steps Chapman and his team undertook to create a thriving organization where making people feel valued, cared for, and an integral part of the organization’s shared purpose is the priority. You’ll be inspired and equipped with tangible actions to implement today to build an exceptional organization for tomorrow. View more
  • Taking Flight!

    Taking Flight illuminates the proven DISC four-style model of human behavior, and shows how to use it to become a far more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; build deeper personal relationships; fully leverage your natural gifts, and empower everyone around you. Drawing on their immense experience coaching executives and training world-class organizations, Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert introduce DISC through a fable that's quick, fun, and easy-to-understand. If you're already familiar with DISC, this book will help you use it more effectively than ever before. View more
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