Monday, September 17, 2012

Learning to Be a Leader: Kevin McCue's Book Picks

Whether you're a stay-at-home mom or climbing the corporate ladder, leadership skills can help you to achieve your goals more easily.

Fine-tune your powers of persuasion and empower yourself with these leadership books recommended by Kevin McCue, a Corporate Educator at Catholic Health.

Banishing Worries

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

Concern leads to worry and stress, making you feel overwhelmed and unable to move forward. Dale Carnegie, one of the pioneers of personal development, details a variety of strategies to analyze and overcome the many worries that come with modern-day life.

The book includes fascinating true-life stories of famous and not-so-famous people who share their strategies for overcoming worry and fear. This is truly one of the best books on the ever-present topic of worry!

Overcoming Fear

Feel the Fear…and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, PhD.

We live in a turbulent time with precipitous change taking place on a daily basis. In this powerful book, Dr. Jeffers shares dynamic techniques for turning fear, indecision, and anger into power and action.

If you're doing something (or not doing something) out of fear, discover why you're afraid and learn how to stop being a victim and create a more meaningful life.

Being Persuasive

Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion by George J. Thompson and Jerry B. Jenkins

Learn how to respond, rather than react, to stressful situations and conflicts to produce remarkable results in your life, both in the workplace and at home.

Using the techniques in this book, you'll be able to speak and listen more effectively and enjoy the rewards that result from better conversations, such as improved relationships with your boss, co-workers and spouse or partner.

Managing Emotions for Better Relationships

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman

Social Intelligence demonstrates how personal and career success depends on the ability to manage emotions to cultivate harmonious and collaborative relationships.

Goleman explains why first impressions are often accurate, why some people have charisma and emotional power, and how to detect lies. By developing social intelligence, you will find more empathy and cooperation, in yourself and in others.

This New York Times bestseller is a leadership favorite.


Have you read any of these books? Are there any others that you'd recommend? Let us know in the comments!

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