D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Books on the Go

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:41 PM

I'm reading a couple of books right now that I'll be doing reviews on soon enough (well, as soon as I finish them).

The first is The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and your Success. The book talks about EQ, or Emotional Quotient and talks about its importance in business...well really in life in general, and how those with high EQ levels should be valued - potentially moreso than those with high IQ's. I've just cracked the cover on this one, so I'll write more on the actual content in a future post.

The second book is one I've been waiting a while for: Rob Sutton's "The No Asshole Rule". This book is about how to identify assholes in your organization and makes a case for getting rid of them. That may sound like a rather uncooth book with a more humor focus than reality, but not the case! Sutton lays it out pretty frankly, and his book is a great companion to Patrick Lencioni's "5 Dysfunctions of a Team" book (kind of like a good cop/bad cop team). It's a short book (around 200 pages), so expect that review to hit out earlier than the EQ one.

I can't wait to send out the internal meeting request for a Lunch and Learn about "Identifying Assholes in the Workplace".

D




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