Tuesday 24 July 2012

Book ~ "Executive Wisdom: Reflections for Today's Leaders" (2012) Reynier Lezcano

From WiseExecutive.com ~ You're an accomplished professional. You have a job that puts food on the table and money in the bank. You own that car you always dreamed of driving, and you've made a good home for yourself. But there's still something missing. You wonder if you're really fulfilling your purpose on this earth, if you're living the best life you possibly could.

And you're not alone.

We've all been taught to memorize mathematical formulas, historical events, and scientific theories. We've been told to go to college, to climb the corporate ladder, to build nest eggs, and to become "successful". And yet few of us were taught the more important lessons: how to conquer our fears, accept others as they are, and turn adversity into opportunity.

If you're one of the many who was never taught how to succeed emotionally as well as financially, let me be your teacher. Executive Wisdom will teach you how to:
  • Lead, not manage 
  • Create synergy between your financial goals & emotional needs 
  • Use your wealth to transform, not control 
  • Win at the chess game of life 
I received a copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

This book has an interesting format.  Alphabetically there are phrases, quotes and thoughts that we can use to improve our lives, business and leadership skills.

Here's an example entitled "Forgive & Forget" ...

Forgive the person, but do not forget the incident. Learn from mistakes. They are lessons. Sometimes defeat can be our best teacher. A mistake looks good twice at the most. The third time is not a mistake but an idiot’s game.

Here's another example entitled "Gossip" ...

Your words should be meaningful and relevant. Avoid gossip and hypocritical flattery. Be yourself, not what others want you to be.

It's short and snappy and a quick read.  But I would suggest you perhaps start your day reading one and put it to practice that day.  And then read the next one the next day and so on.  I bet it will make a difference in your life.

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