We heard from a number of leaders who enjoyed this resource last year, so we’ve created a new version for 2013. Whether you’re gearing up for summer in the Northern hemisphere, or settling in for winter in the Southern hemisphere, we share resources below in celebration of everything you’ve accomplished over the past six months. How are your accomplishments from the first six months creating momentum for the remaining six months of 2013?

 

The midyear point also serves as an occasion to get excited for the accomplishments and opportunities that lie in the remainder of the year. What’s next for you? What will be a powerful focus for you for the rest of 2013?

 

Below are a few resources our team is using in our personal and professional lives to support us. What resources would you add? Please post a comment to add your ideas.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING

 

 

Leadership

 

LeadWithAStory

 

Lead With a Story

 

A leader at P&G, Paul shares examples of compelling and powerful stories and insights for adding “storytelling” to your leadership capabilities.

 

 

 

 

Business

 

The Personal MBA, Master the Art of Business
ThePersonalMBA

 

Before creating the PersonalMBA.com, Josh worked for P&G where he launched major new products and developed P&G’s online marketing measurement strategy. After reading this book, you’ll have a much more comprehensive and accurate understanding of what businesses actually are and what successful businesses actually do.

 

 

The Go-Giver

Imparted with wit and grace, The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann, is a heartwarming and inspiring tale that brings new relevance to the old proverb “Give and you shall receive.”

 

 

PRESENCE: Human Purpose And The Field Of The FuturePresence

Presence, by Peter M. Senge, is an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-range conversations held over a year and a half, organizational learning pioneers explored the nature of transformational change – how it arises, and the fresh possibilities it offers a world dangerously out of balance.

 

 

Self-Improvement

 

ImmunityToChange

 

Immunity to Change: How To Overcome It And Unlock The Potential In Yourself And Your Organization

 

The approach creates awareness around actions and beliefs that are contrary to the espoused change we want to create, and then provide a systematic way of connecting to what’s most important and how to build behaviors that will create the transformation change that is desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED VIDEOS

 

 

What if Every Day Became a Richer Experience? (2:44)

 

 

Verus Global CEO, Craig Ross, shares one leader’s pleasant surprise that his work with Verus Global impacted the lives of leaders in his company, creating a richer leadership vision where a leader’s potential is realized at work and at home.

 

 

Illuminating Stories – Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation (18:36)

 

 

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most manages don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.

 

 

Inspirational Insights – Work (How To Give An A) (14:01)

 

 

Ben Zander is a captivating speaker who speaks directly about concepts shared in the Verus Global tools, and that  People Want to be Great. Plus: he includes the idea of activating potential in others — something best ever leaders do in every interaction.

 

RECOMMENDED MUSIC

 

 

Inspirational: Pentatonix: Evolution of Music

 

The “Evolution of Music” shows what it looks like to dance like no one is watching (or sing a capella like no one is watching).

 

Mika: Live  Your Life

 

Check out this uplifting track that will have you “On a Roll” in no time.

 

 

 

 

MOST POPULAR LEADERSHIP POSTS FROM 2013

 

 

 

The #1 Priority…

…is to ensure you set your priorities. Read More…

 

Something You Should Know About Me

I’m the guy they feel sorry for because I “travel too much.”

I’m the women they whispered “stayed at the office too long, and missed her son’s school play.”

I’m the colleague who “will have regrets” on that mythical death bed. Read More…

 

Is it Your Darn Boss – or You?

There are a lot of bad bosses. And there are a lot of good ones, too. How do you know which you work for? Read More…

 

Why Did You Do It?

Better yet, why will you do it?
Why are you working? Why are you getting up each day, going through the same routine, and spending time away from loved one? Read More…

 

The Boss Who’s Afraid of You

He’s afraid to ask about your family. And scared to ask what you care about. You frighten him because you’re inspired, you’re real. If he gets to know you as a person, he won’t be able to make the tough decision. Read More…

 

 

 

Join our private Facebook community here and share inspirations, celebrations and questions with other leaders.

 

These are some of our favorite findings this year. What are some of your favorites? Share them below.

 

 


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