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Top Resources:
Leadership, Learning and Inspirational

By Vicki Wrona, PMP; Rob Zell

Here is an interesting statistic: Did you know that business people who read at least 7 business books a year earn over 2.3 times more than people who read only one book per year? Let me help you get into the higher earning category with the second post in a series of some of my favorite resources. Part 1 listed business and productivity resources. Here in part 2, we list some of our favorite leadership, learning and inspirational resources. Note: we are not sponsored by these sites and all views are our personal opinion.

Leadership Resources

Soundview Executive Book Summaries Soundview Executive Book Summaries – If you don’t have time to read the top business books but would like to keep up with the latest findings and trends, this is a great service. Soundview reviews the top business books, providing an 8-page summary of a few books each month. As a subscriber, you also have access to free webinars, author interviews, videos and other leadership resources.  –Vicki Wrona, PMP

Talent Management Magazine Talent Management Magazine – This free subscription is geared to human capital management and covers everything from recruiting and hiring to exit strategy and legal pitfalls. As a professional focused on maximizing the power of people, TM has been a great resource to get me thinking about the entire employee life cycle. –Rob Zell

Learning and Inspirational Resources

TED Talks TED Talks – While TED originally stood for Technology, Entertainment, Design its scope has spread to cover Ideas Worth Sharing. If you haven’t listened to a TED or TEDx (local) talk in a while, take another look.   –Vicki Wrona, PMP

The Great Courses The Great Courses – For those of you who are lifelong learners (like me), these courses are taught by top professors and include everything from business to science to history to religion to health to spirituality to culture to music to food….well, you get the idea. The courses are taught by engaging instructors from well-respected schools.  –Vicki Wrona, PMP

Knowable Magazine Knowable MagazineKnowable Magazine is a nonprofit, mission-driven free publication that seeks to make scientific knowledge accessible to all. Their weekly newsletter is very interesting or you can explore the site for other articles of interest.  –Vicki Wrona, PMP

Barking Up the Wrong Tree Eric Barker has a bi-weekly blog and a book (Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong) that provide science-based answers and expert insights on “how to be awesome at life”. Give it a try!   -Vicki Wrona, PMP

Simple Truths Simple Truths offers inspiring books, motivational prints, videos, and more. Their emails offer free excerpts of the books and periodically include video clips from their products, which are informative, inspirational and heartwarming on their own.  –Vicki Wrona, PMP

Daily Om Daily Om offers a daily short inspirational message plus various online courses or programs on health, fitness, meditation, nutrition, and more.   –Vicki Wrona, PMP

The Art of Possibility The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. This book is written by a husband-wife team. Ben is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Roz runs a family therapy private practice. This book is beautifully written, very creative, and is designed to help you reframe events to see possibilities.  -Vicki Wrona, PMP

We hope you find something new here. If you have any other resources you’d like to share with the community, let us know!

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