Resources for Booster Leaders

These are a few of my favorite resources for booster leaders. Here you’ll find useful information and take-aways to help your organization thrive.

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches by Dave Ramsey

Leading a booster organization is much like running a small business. Dave Ramsey, America’s trusted voice on personal finance, packs EntreLeadership full of useful and impactful advice. You’ll also want to check out the EntreLeadership podcast for insightful interviews with expert guests on the topic of leadership.

Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters by Jon Acuff

There are only two paths in life: average and awesome. The average path is easy because all you have to do is nothing. The awesome path is more challenging, because things like fear only bother you when you do work that matters. The good news is Start gives readers practical, actionable insights to be more awesome, more often.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist.

The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek.

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty? In studying the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way-and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does.

Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success by Rory Vaden

How do successful people achieve results? In short, they do it the old-fashioned way, with focus and self-discipline. Popular speaker and strategist Rory Vaden presents a simple program for “taking the stairs”—that is, resisting the temptations of “quick fixes,” eliminating distractions, and transcending personal setbacks in order to reach your goals.

michaelhyattlogoMichael Hyatt | Helping Leaders Leverage Influence TM

Michael Hyatt’s blog is focused on intentional leadership. His mission is to help leaders leverage their influence. As a result, he writes on personal development, leadership, productivity, platform, and publishing. His podcast, This is Your Life, is consistently ranked in the top ten of iTunes’ Business category.

Michael’s goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your personal and professional life. If you are in a position of leadership—or aspire to be—then this blog is for you.

Here are a few of Michael’s top posts.

The One Thing You Must Do to Achieve Break-Through Results

The Importance of a Leader’s Heart

5 Characteristics of a Weak Leader (and How Not to Be One)

The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting

The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter

The Read to Lead Podcast with Jeff Brown

It has been said that Leaders Read and Readers Lead. Each week, host Jeff Brown interviews a successful and inspiring business book author. He dives into their latest book and their unique insights on Leadership, Personal Development, Business, Career, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

Here are a few episodes with immediate impact to your organization.

Episode #043: Simon Sinek, Author, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Episode #028: Daniel Pink, Author of To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

Episode #017: Todd Henry, Author of Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day

Episode #016: Ken Davis, Author of Secrets of Dynamic Communication: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power

Episode #012: Jon Acuff, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters

48dayslogoDan Miller’s 48 Days LLC

Dan Miller, President of 48 Days LLC, specializes in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He believes that meaningful work blends our natural skills and abilities, our unique personality traits and our dreams and passions.

48 Days LLC provides booster leaders challenging and inspiring resources on leadership and personal development. You may also join the community, where you’ll find discussion forums and resources on website development, public speaking, and marketing, to name a few.

Here are a few of Dan’s challenging and inspiring resources.

Want to be seen as a leader – try this (podcast)

Yes, I do have an “education” (podcast)

100% College Admission – How Sad (blog)

Spotlight Tours Web Logo Spotlight Tours

Glenn Davis and the staff at Spotlight Tours provide their clients with fun, exciting, and educational experiences for school or youth groups of any size or age. They create customized itineraries and offer interesting destinations to meet each group’s needs.