4 Brilliant Books

We found this fantastic list of books by Val Wright, she is a widely recognized global leadership and innovation expert. Wright moved to the United States from England 10 years ago and shares lessons from her corporate executive career working alongside some of the most prolific global innovators at Xbox, BMW, and Amazon. At the end of your life two things will have defined you, the books you have read and the people you have met, so enjoy this list.

The Power of Habit

Subtitle: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Author: Charles Duhigg

If you are truly ready to ditch your bad habits and replace them with ones that accelerate your goals, this book tells great stories about individuals and organizations that have used Duhigg's cue-routine-reward cycle to effectively change habits.

Creativity Inc.

Subtitle: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Author: Ed CatmullAmy Wallace

Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace takes the wonderful storytelling that has set Pixar apart and brings it to a leadership audience, sharing inspiring stories about ditching conference room tables, shutting down the company for a day just to listen, and much more. You will immediately want to replicate some of Pixar's ideas in your own company.

Learned Optimism

Subtitle: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

Author: Martin Seligman

This book will give you the confidence that you can escape pessimism, bounce back from setbacks, take control of your whole life, and inspire your team with practical exercises to enhance your skills at perceiving a brighter side of life.

Nonstop Sales Boom

Subtitle: Powerful Strategies to Drive Consistent Growth Year After Year

Author: Colleen Francis

This book delivers simple but brilliant ideas that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Colleen Francis will help you see that you need to forget your linear sales pipeline, and instead create a 360-degree view of your horizon using your Sales Radar to more quickly turn prospects into customers.

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