Top 3 Books to Read in 2015

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We all struggle to find balance in life. Often it feels impossible, but it isn’t. Maybe the answer lies in making things simple, not constantly making them more complex. I picked these top 3 books to read in 2015 for this exact reason – they’ve helped me find balance and I truly believe have made me a better and happier person and leader.

8 Dimensions of Leadership

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Recently, I’ve been studying all the leadership assessment tools. I have been finding myself in more and more situations where I am interacting with team members that I don’t have a 10+ year relationship with. Actually, its been the exact opposite: lots of new team members, lots of new challenges and opportunities, and clearly lots of opportunities for me to be a better leader. I’ve been looking for a standard assessment tool and framework we could implement to help facilitate leadership development. I took 20+ tests, some stupid, some good, but only one that was great.

Guest post: Is Meeting Face to Face WhatCounts?

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Today’s post is part bragging on the WhatCounts team, and part question. In a world that has gone so digital I started thinking, is a good ole’ face to face meeting still the answer. I know everyone wants to build their funnel: from website visitors, to conversion, to connects, to customers, to on-boarding. Who hasn’t read the “Predictable Revenue” book. Listen I believe in it, every company needs a model that is measurable, repeatable, and yes predictable. BUT. How about that face to face meeting, is it always about how much your product costs (maybe)?

4 Things To Look Forward To at Email Insider Summit

I am excited to travel to another Email Insiders Summit. I have always been motivated by my favorite statement: Dream Big. Work Hard. Learn Constantly. Enjoy Life. This event embodies these four focus areas. Attendees will be dreaming big about growing their email marketing ROI by innovating the customer experience. Lots of people work very hard to make events like this possible (Thank You). Learning opportunities will be around every corner. As far as enjoying life… well… if you know this crowd, they are experts!