Books are a tremendous source of knowledge that entrepreneurs and aspiring professionals should utilise, argues Gold Vibes. The Birmingham-based out-sourced sales and marketing experts have published their must-read list for first-time managers.
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We live in a predominantly digital world, all the news we need and information can be found with the click of a button, and the results are on our smart devices or computers in less than a second. However, if you have received your first promotion to a leadership role the prospect of leading can be quite daunting. However, Gold Vibes have released their top three books that are a must-read for any first-time managers or leaders.
1.) High Output Management - Andrew S. Grove: This book is one of the best currently on the market to learn how to become the best you can be. The writer is former chairman and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove, and he shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. The book communicates critical aspects of successful management and does well to clarify what managers should be aiming for regarding output as well as discussing what kinds of activities and behaviours will yield the highest leverage. Furthermore, the book covers many situational topics ranging from one-on-one meetings, motivating your subordinate, dealing with tough critical feedback and hauntingly employee issues to name a few.
2.) Essential Drucker- The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker's Essential Writings on Management: Many consider Peter Ducker to be the father of modern management. In the book, Peter F. Drucker uses his background of economics and understanding of society to discuss the ways that management practices and principles affect the performance of individuals and society. A great read for any up and coming manager or a seasoned professional. There is something for everyone.
3.) Creativity, Inc.- Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration: This book is from one of the co-founders of Pixar animation studios. It covers a detailed insight into the creativity in business and leadership. It's a book for managers that want to lead their employees to unprecedented heights, it is a fantastic manual for those who want to strive for originality.
“The power books have on the transformation process of being a subordinate to a leadership capacity cannot be overstated. There’s so much material out there from some of the greatest leaders to have walked this planet, if you don’t take advantage of that you risk putting yourself at a disadvantage. Reading is just great for business it's a great way to relax by taking time out to focus on other things aside from business, it also gives you a great opportunity to continue learning.” Stated Jake McCall managing director of Gold Vibes.
Gold Vibes formed to offer businesses an opportunity to enhance their marketing strategies. The firm can operate campaigns for brands big and small across the UK. The active approach is taken, meaning that they can offer quick to market campaigns that can raise awareness, boost engagement, and improve the overall customer experience through face-to-face interaction. Their methods have been designed to work seamlessly alongside all other departments.
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