Want more success? Then Keep Learning!!!
Studies have repeatedly shown that the most successful business owners are those who are constantly learning new ideas. The good news is there are lots of great business books out there - the challenge for most of us is finding the time to actually read them.
That's where Aspire's Business Book Reviews come in. This is going to be a regular event where you will be able to pick up the key ideas and themes from a great business book...and get some ideas on how to start applying those to your business right away.
And the best part? You don't even need to read the book! We'll cover the key points, have a great group discussion and get you on your way. You'll walk out with a several page summary, some new knowledge and introductions to like-minded business owners and professionals who also want to learn and be successful!
It's kind of early - but we'll have coffee and breakfast for you and you'll be on your way, smarter, happier and better looking than you were before (well at least smarter and happier). We guarantee it!
Also, we'd like to offer up a special thank you to our new sponsor: True Private Wealth Management
This Month's Book - How to be a Great Boss! By Gino Wickman, René Boer
Great companies are made up of engaged employees who love working there... and the single biggest driver for employee engagement is having a great boss. As a small business owner, this idea is even more important than it is for corporate counterparts, simply because there's less room for error.
That's what drove Gino Wickman and René Boer to write How to be a Great Boss. It's a follow-up to Wickman's best-selling business book Traction and it's an excellent, practical resource for anyone who wants to be a great boss (at any level of an organization).
There are literally thousands (tens of thousands?) leadership and management books out there, but this is the only one I've seen that supplies a simple (but not easy) formula for the key practices you need to be employing if you want to be a great boss. We'll cover how to identify what it takes to be a great boss, how you can and must free up your time to be successful, the 5 Leadership Practices and the 5 Management Practices. In short, everything you need, including several fantastic tools, to become a great boss.
This is a fantastic book. It's based on real-world experiences and is a strong complement to Traction - one of my top 5 all time business books. It's well worth your time to read the book and it's even better to discuss it with the author and other business owners...and that's what Business Book Reviews are all about!
Here are a few comments from previous Business Book Reviews:
“I thought this was extremely valuable. It was very inspirational and my head is already spinning with ideas and things I want to implement.”
"I've had the opportunity to attend many events and this was one of the more informative and relevant one's I've attended. The book had some great information, however, your insights and the way you presented the material were even more helpful. I have to be selective on how I spend my time and this was a great investment."
“This really added a dynamic to the way I would have been able to think about and comprehend the material on my own.”
You'll get a lot out of reading How to be a Great Boss.... and you'll get even more by joining into the Business Book Review discussion! Guaranteed!
Who Should Attend?
Business leaders and professionals who have a need to keep learning, but don't have the time nor the inclination to read...or just realize they will get even more out of the discussion of the material than just reading it (i.e. a lot of smart people we know)!
How does it work?
We'll keep it simple - come in at 8:00, Aspire will provide breakfast (something tasty - bagel, pastry, kolache...) and some coffee and we'll get rolling. You'll have a few minutes to meet the other attendees and then we'll dive into the review and discussion of the book. About 1/2 the time will be spent covering the key ideas and the other 1/2 will be more of a group discussion.
We're limiting the group size to 35, small enough so everyone can participate, but large enough to have a lively exchange with lots of different viewpoints and ideas.
We'll close on time and get you on with your day, secure in the knowledge that you now know more...and will be more successful, have more fun, feel taller...all the good stuff. ;-)
If for any reason you don't feel like you learned at least a couple of useful new ideas, then you will get a complete and cheerful refund...and get to keep your summary!
Come Join Us - we look forward to seeing you.