It’s been one of those weeks again, the kind that have kept the team hopping due to travel, family issues, home improvement projects, and our regular work on behalf of Weaving Influence clients. I think it’s safe to say that we’re all happy to see Friday arrive – how about you?
This week I’m sharing several links that I hope you’ll spend some time this weekend clicking through. If it’s a blog post, take an extra minute to stop and leave a comment, or if it’s a book you’ve read, leave a review (the author will love you). Something you find useful? Share it on social. Bottom line: don’t just take, give a little back. Get the conversation started, and let them know we sent you!
- Linda Pulley Freeman shares how she is inspired by children who are so motivated to learn that they will build their own school in Cambodia. Did you know that 100% of the proceeds of the sale of Inspired for Greater Things goes to help Linda’s work with Teen Challenge in Cambodia? Buy it today or leave a review!
- Bill Treasurer is also giving back 100% of the proceeds from Leaders Open Doors to a cause that is near and dear to him. In honor of his daughter, Bina, Bill is donating his royalties to organizations working to help those living with Cerebral Palsy. Discover how he helped the Gandee brothers open doors for others, and then don’t forget to become a part of the chain by purchasing a copy of the book or leaving a review.
- Mark Miller has written several books over the years (his first book with Ken Blanchard, The Secret, just celebrated it’s 10th anniversary!), and Mark joins Linda and Bill on the list of authors who gives away 100% of his royalties. Find his list of charities here, and don’t miss his post on Three Things Every Leader Should Do.
Inspire and Motivate
- Bob Tiede is extremely generous with his blog space, and if you haven’t spent time scrolling through his blog, you should. Filled with leadership posts and books, there’s something for any leader, including his new, FREE ebook, 103 Quotes Your Mentor Will Share With You, Sooner or Later…, which you can receive just by signing up for his newsletter.
- S. Chris Edmonds caught my attention this week with one line in his post, “I still screw up, but I’m trying to be nice and of service, every day.” He goes on to talk about how leaders can help their team go “off script”, but what inspired me was the idea that even though he wrote an awesome book, he’s still a work in progress, just like me. While you’re at his site, don’t forget to sign up for his newsletter (and then receive his free ebook, “Be a GREAT Boss”).
Something to Think About
- John Stoker, author of Overcoming Fake Talk, offers a slightly different take on why others may not be listening to you. It certainly gave me something to think about. If you enjoyed reading his book, it’s never too late to leave a review!
- Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder, co-authors of The Idea-Driven Organization, just wrote a post about how the ideas in their book could have helped with the Ebola issues in the U.S. If you want to learn more about frontline ideas, we highly recommend picking up a copy of their book.
- Did you receive a copy of A World Gone Social by Mark Babbitt and Ted Coiné? Next week would be a great week to leave a review on Amazon!
- Do you follow Frank Sonnenberg online? Did you know he has a new book launching on November 17th? Check out his site for details and ways to share!
- If you enjoyed reading Hello, My Name Is Awesome, Alexandra Watkins will be joining Becky for a FREE webinar on November 19th. Sign up now!
- Did you know Chip Bell is coming out with a new book in February 2015? Sign up to join his launch team!
Carrie Koens joined the Weaving Influence team in May 2012 and has held a number of roles, including three years as the Book Launch Director (a title she stepped away from in June 2016 in order to focus on the needs of her growing family), and she currently serves the team as a Writer and Consultant. An INTJ with a penchant for culture, book stores, Parisian cafés, Indian curry, British mystery shows, and her passport, you can find her on Twitter @CGKoens.