Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus

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By Peggy Klaus

I cannot think i purchased this e-book! i really can't. This ebook is going on and on approximately bragging, yet doesn't provide the reader any nice method of doing such. All in all, I felt the booklet was once natural fluff. it really is as though the writer used to be bragging to the reader that if one brags sufficient, a ebook can come of it. every one chapter's advent took too lengthy to get to "the meat and potatoes" of the lesson. So, I skipped the 2-3 intro paragraphs to get to the "lesson," and there has been nonetheless not anything there! i'm an avid reader and i have had this booklet for years and i have by no means been in a position to end it. i have placed this booklet down extra occasions than i will count number simply because I wasn't encouraged. ultimately, I made a promise to myself to get my funds out of this ebook and strength myself to learn it. After approximately 20 mins, i discovered myself flipping via pages and perusing paragraphs searching for the substance of every bankruptcy. i eventually gave up and threw it within the trash, that is what I must have performed years in the past. truthfully, I must have skimmed this ebook in a book shop and never wasted my time ordering it online.

If you must swap your lifestyles and actually get anything out of a "self-help" e-book, choose up Napolean Hill's "Think and develop wealthy" and "The technological know-how of private Acheivement." those books and the data they include are really outdated, yet proven and attempted and true.

All in all, do not waste it slow and funds with "Brag," for it really comprises not anything worthy bragging approximately.

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Spiritual leadership is not a learned skill or practiced technique. Ultimately, there is no proven recipe. In their book, The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner examined a wide array of effective leaders, and conclude: We’ve said that leaders take us to places we’ve never been before. But there are no freeways to the future, no paved highways to unknown, unexplored destinations. There’s only wilderness. To step out into the unknown, begin with the exploration of the inner territory. With that as a base, we can then discover and unleash the leader within us all.

A particular title caught my eye: The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age, written in 1985 by John Heider. The inside book jacket noted: The Tao of Leadership is an invaluable tool for anyone in a position of leadership. This book provides the most simple and clear advice on how to be the very best kind of leader: be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders. Here was a book that took the teaching from the Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-year-old philosophical text that is central to Chinese religions, as a guide for modern business leadership.

But these leaders The traditional model were typically not expect- of leadership that ed to embody spiritual many of us have learned and experiideals themselves. Now, the model has enced seems very disdramatically changed, and tant from the arena of a successful modern busi- spirituality. ness leader is held to a higher moral and ethical standard. Perhaps this is due to the increasing mobility of our culture, a higher-educated workforce, generally strong economy, and the culture change initiated by the Baby Boomers’ questioning of authority.

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