Book Review: Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done by Mark E Green

Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done by Mark E Green

George S. Patton once said, “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week”.  This could be a very good tip to many CEOs today.

The book Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done by Mark E Green seeks to help CEOs, and others in leadership, overcome their fears and execute their plans.

This book is well-written and full of exercises to help leaders realize that the most important thing they can do is to formulate a plan, any plan, and get started.

To often, businesses fail because the leaders won’t make decisions and stick with them.

Activators also tells leaders about making those hard decisions to fire high achieving employees who have become toxic to the company or jettison projects that just aren’t working.

The only real problem I saw in this book is that some of the graphics, especially those written in yellow, are hard to read.

If you know someone in a leadership role in any business, large or small, you will want to give them their very own copy of Activators.

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Book Review: Give to Get: A Senior Leader’s Guide to Navigating Corporate Life by Vishal Agarwal

Give to Get: A Senior Leader’s Guide to Navigating Corporate Life by Vishal Agarwal

We read and review many books on business on our blogs. We also read and review books on genealogy and family history. Without even trying, Give to Get: A Senior Leader’s Guide to Navigating Corporate Life by Vishal Agarwal brings the two together, in a roundabout way.

With family history and genealogy, most people want to know about the dashes in a family. You probably know that the dash is how people lived their lives between their birth and death dates, the how and why they lived their lives the way they did.

Give to Get talks about something Zig Ziglar talked about many times over the years: How you can get anything you want in life IF you just help enough other people get what they want.

This book is a quick read, but it takes on several issues that are important to anyone in the C-suite, as well as that new branch manager of the local company.

Without coming out and saying it, Agarwal reminds us that it isn’t the people at the top who run the company. Most of the time, it is the people on the front line who run the company. Tapping into their strengths and getting to know what makes them tick is the key to a successful company.

Give to Get is very well-written and easy to read. We give it all five stars. We think this will make an excellent addition to any leader’s library.

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