Every week we ask our PowerTips Unscripted guests to name their favorite business book, and the choices can be surprising — either because they’re new to us or because they’re old favorites that are worth reading again.
Mike Medford Sr., Medford Design Build
The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale
Mike’s pick is one of those classics, and it’s a book that comes up time and time again as a recommendation in the podcast.
Josh Kelly, RevuKangaroo.com and Parker & Sons Inc.
Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling — Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence and Success, by Jordan Belfort
Josh recommends this book to boost your sales game — or for those who are selling for you. It’s an especially deep dive into how to persuade others, negotiate, and become a master salesperson.
Steve Barkhouse, Amsted Design-Build
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, by Gino Wickman
This book looks at how to strengthen six key components of your business. Steve says it’s a great guide he and his business partner used to implement Amsted’s new leadership team.
Jackie Shaw, the founder of Get Organized! LLC
Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police, by David C. Couper
It may not seem like a business book a QuickBooks guru would love, but Jackie says that though it’s about policing, it has great lessons about the principles of leadership and what that means for an organization.
Chris Katkish, InSite Builders and Remodeling
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by everything you have to do, you also have to read this book. Chris says it taught him to be organized, by giving him a system for dealing with everything re;ated to his business.
Judith Miller, facilitator for Remodelers Advantage
Construction Contractor Survival Guide, by Thomas C. Schleifer
The lessons here are applicable to all remodeling companies, says Judith. The author identifies the 10 reasons contractors fail, and how to avoid the pitfalls.
Tanya Bamford, managing director, R/A Marketing Inc.
The Sales Bible, New Edition: The Ultimate Sales Resource, by Jeffrey Gitomer
While this book if filled with great sales tips and techniques, Tanya loves it for the remodeling industry because of its emphasis on outstanding customer service as a sales tool.
What’s on Your Desk or Tablet?
What books have you read recently? Let us know in the comments, and tell us why you recommend them!
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