Coaches, Are You Reading Strategically?
Success leaves Klu’s! Therefore part of training to be a Life/Business Coach (especially with Get A Klu) is the study/consumption of “strategies” of all kind. We need to find them, learn them and be ready to share/teach/train clients on the “strategic and tactical information that will get them INTO ACTION where previously they were doing nothing! Part of STAYING effective as a Coach is to make “strategy” consumption part of your “continuing education” commitments.
In fact, on my way back from a bathroom break after writing the paragraph above…I noticed all the books on the bookshelves in my office that exemplify the paragraph above…so I grabbed some “good ones” real quick and set them on the desk.
And Wa-LAH…we have strategies! For Spiritual Growth and Loving Relationships we have my favorite book of all time, The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck. For workflow and time management we have Getting Things Done by David Allen and The One Minute Manager Johnson/Blanchard…I snuck “Who Moved My Cheese” in there also for a little “change management” strategy. For persuasive writing and marketing you see Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath. For “paradigm shifts” about money there’s Rich Dad Poor Dad. For Parents of teens or soon to be teens you’ll see Preparing for Adolescence by Dr. James Dodson. The 29% Solution by Ivan Misner has great strategies for Networking. You get the idea.
What books are you planning to read in 2012 to expand your expertise?