Essential Business Reading: June 5, 2017

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June 5, 2017—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, Ratchet+Wrench has compiled a short list of essential reading material from some of its favorite sources.

Disruptive Leadership - TED Radio Hour

The infamous TED Talks have translated to a weekly podcast, TED Radio Hour, which this week introduced a topic that became crucial to four business owners' success: shaking up the status quo. The latest episode focuses on five questions that can change the future of business:

  1. How Do Leaders Deal With Failure?
  2. How Do We Cultivate Women Leaders?
  3. Can Grandmothers Change The World?
  4. Have You Changed Someone's Life Without Realizing It?
  5. Can Ordinary People Become Leaders?

7 Must-Read Business Books for 2017 - Creator

Countless business owners have faced adversity and found the strength to persevere—not everyone is willing to share those stories, however. That's why Creator decided to highlight seven books that tell stories from noted entrepreneurs who overcame obstacles and took their businesses to the next level.

Want More Engaged Employees? Stop Being Such An Optimist - Inc.

Despite optimistic leadership sound great on paper, Inc. would like to point out: A decade of research shows why a sunny outlook may not be the best way to lead. Liz Wiseman has studied leadership for years, and found that "just because a leader possesses a trait in abundance doesn't mean that it's contagious and that others around them pick it up in a positive way." Here, she details some simple steps for moving beyond the can-do attitude.


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