From INTENT to IMPACT
From Intent to Impact: The 5 Dualities of Diversity and Inclusion is a business memoir by Monica Diaz,. She discusses her personal and professional life as she gives advice on how to be progressive in various corporate sectors. Monica Diaz shares memorable moments in her life while leveraging humor to give the book a warm and inviting feel. This book will educate readers and entertain them. In addition, the author provides tips that will come in handy in different areas of life.
The author starts the book by discussing identity in diversity. This part of the book is fundamental as it gives sense to every other topic discussed in the book. As a reader, you are made to reflect on your character, question your identity and understand unknown parts of yourself. Monica Diaz’s words are relatable to readers from minority groups, as the author perfectly captures what most minorities experience. This chapter is also excellent as it helps one understand how different everyone is.
The author then introduces the reader to Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), explaining in detail the terms and taking the reader through every crucial step in diversity and inclusion. She uses research and individual experience to further explain the significance of diversity and inclusion and its impact in different settings. Reading this book was a delight as the author uses common examples to bring the point home.
In this informative book you not only get lessons on leadership but are also enlightened on ethnicity, politics, and the corporate world. Monica Diaz writes without concealing hard truths. She is candid in her writing, adding gusto and zeal. The author understands what the reader wants to read and delves more profound in every topic.
From Intent to Impact: The 5 Dualities of Diversity and Inclusion is an excellent read for individuals climbing the career ladder and hoping to get into leadership. The author shares practical examples and gives logical answers to readers’ questions. The 5 dualities Monica Diaz wrote about were Connect and Learn, Think and Know, Pain and Possibility, Risk and Invest, and Perform and Innovate. There are gems in the form of corporate advice in the chapters that discuss the aforementioned dualities. Other chapters that stood out for me discussed leadership impact and the ethnic label dilemma. Overall, Monica Diaz’s book can be described as engaging and informative.
Pages: 379| ASIN : B08GL3CZRV
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Tackling Complexity, by Anu Rathninde, is a book written for and intended for leaders. Its aim is to help them become a better version of themselves and to learn from their own or other leaders’ mistakes. The book’s seven parts each focus on a different aspect of the SIILA model. In addition, they include the writer’s personal experience, giving readers a real-life look at things.
Rathninde writes in a very detailed way, guiding the reader through every concept, even writing a short summary of each part at the end of it. This helps readers review concepts and internalize them. The author also addresses the reader directly, more than once, to strengthen the point and to give suggestions on how to be and become a better leader.
As a reader keen on details, I appreciated the examples taken from contemporary situations. The writer provides the reader with plenty of examples, complete with data, names, and everything that might help contextualize them and that will help the reader understand the concept explained in the paragraph. Furthermore, the focus on variety, complexity, and interdependency helps readers feel part of the process as common situations happen in every work context.
In addition, the book revolves around the SIILA model, a loop of system thinking, internalizing, interaction, learning, and adapting. This model helps the entrepreneur or CEO in question to analyze their own habits and correct them when necessary. It is well described and uses the metaphor of parental love to explain the tough love one has to feel for their own work, which matches their dedication to the process.
Tackling Complexity, by Anu Rathninde, is an enlightening business management book focusing on the personal growth of a leader. With its suggestions and examples that make the reader understand what a good leader is, it can help everyone achieve good results in their own workplace. I recommend this book to any reader keen on self-help books, leaders in need of a guide, and anyone interested in leadership development.
Pages: 221 | ASIN : B09XVMLZ6C
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Author Cici Castelli’s book Mindset Unlocked tells the story of her life from when she had little to how she became successful. Cici Castelli details every crucial step she took in life and the impact it had on her future. In addition, the author shares tips, advice, and lessons about running a business, excelling in your career, and finding purpose in life.
Readers will feel the author’s enthusiasm in her writing. She writes about her personal life, experiences as a first-generation immigrant, her connections, failures, and the successes she has enjoyed. I applaud the author for being authentic and for being logical in all her discussions. Cici Castelli lays her life bare and is not afraid of being vulnerable to the reader. Through her story, you learn the significance of candidness and how to use your strength to overcome life’s challenges.
Cici Castelli gives solutions to readers that can be followed. The author is solution-oriented, and that is what makes her stand out. Mindset Unlocked directs readers to take a different path in life from where they are now. The discussions in the book are warm and eye-opening. I appreciate the author for the gems in the book and life tips that will help me in the near future. One of the best pieces of advice I got from Cici Castelli was on planning. The author advises readers to think beyond today. Plan in advance, plan for a day, plan for a week, and even plan annually if you can. With examples, the author shares the advantages of planning and how to easily achieve your set goals
The writing style in this educational book is easy to follow and understand. The author does not use a lot of advanced terminology without offering explanations. She writes in a language that young readers and experienced readers can understand. While reading Mindset Unlocked: Do What Others Can’t, Won’t, or Don’t Do for a Successful and Balanced Career, and Life, readers can feel a shift in perspective as they take on a more positive attitude.
Pages: 202 | ASIN : B09WHFJQRS
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Harvard Can’t Teach What You Learn from the Streets
Samuel Liebman welcomes you to the world of real estate in an unorthodox but interesting way. His eye-opening book, Harvard Can’t Teach What You Learn from the Streets: The Street Success Guide to Building Wealth through Multi-Family Real Estate steps away from information traditionally taught in the classroom. Instead, it focuses on taking readers into the world and experiencing firsthand what goes into real estate. The author is raw, honest, and does not shy away from the hard topics. Sam Liebman is open with his life, career, engagements, and how he interacts with professionals in the industry.
The topics in the book are significant in today’s world. The chapters are distinctly titled, and the author makes it easy for the reader to follow his work. The subject matter is broken down into lessons that are accessible for all. The intent is to prevent novices from making the same mistakes others made. Once you read this thought-provoking book, you will understand just how passionate Sam Liebman is about Real Estate. There is no elitism in his text, no patronizing tone even when addressing those that are new, and no brushing off of issues affecting Real Estate.
Chapters include information on analytical concepts in the real estate business, basic methods to increase property value, and decreasing property’s operating expenses were my favorite. The author will give you a clear sight of just how things are and what needs to be done to benefit both clients and realtors.
I appreciate the author for talking about cap rates. The last chapter has everything you need to know about changes in cap rates, issues that lead to a low cap rate environment, cap rates in the 90s vs. 2000s, and much more. Readers will feel enlightened by the end of this educational book and will be able to make an impartial decision about properties.
Harvard Can’t Teach What You Learn from the Streets is an objective and informative look at the real estate market. Readers will learn practical, real-life information that can help them advance in this field.
Pages: 354 | ASIN : B09M7TZMT6
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Now What?: Managing a Sudden Transition in Your Career
Now What? Managing a Sudden Transition In Your Career is a book that will always be relevant to any ambitious professional. The information shared by the author, tips on how to grow your career and become the best in the team, and general life advice shared by the author make this book a gem. Annella Metoyer writes from experience. The guidance she gives is solid and objective. I enjoyed reading this book because the author addresses different professional groups and even shares tips on how to navigate the career world. From her book, I believe that a day spent with Annella Metoyer would help one make the right career choices.
While I expected career advice, I was pleasantly surprised to also find a discussion about technology and its impacts. As an individual whose career was directly affected by the changes that technology has brought, Annella had prudent words for those that are just starting out. One way of staying relevant is going the extra mile. The author talks about working hard, working smart and grabbing opportunities whenever they present themselves. The step by step approach shared by the author when getting into a career, making connections and knowing when to leave if possible will be helpful to many students as well as corporate employees.
Apart from her professional life, Annella also touched on her personal life. I enjoyed reading about the challenges she faced and how she handled every issue. This book is an enlightening book with expert advice from an experienced professional. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a career coach or mentor in the professional world.
With practical and actionable advice that you can put to use right away Now What? is a critical book that will ensure your success if you were recently let go from a job you thought was secure. This should be your first step to getting back on track.
Pages: 106 | ASIN: B091ZGC2TQ
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