Books Mentioned in P.O.W.E.R. Tools @ Work

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hseih

John Maxwell, author of several leadership books

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Is Your Genius At Work? by Dick Richards

Principles by Ray Dalio

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill

Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder by Chip Conley

The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte

Pitch Like a Girl by Ronna Lichtenberg

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles

QBQ: The Question Behind the Question by John G. Miller

The Answer to How is Yes by Peter Block

Freedom and Accountability at Work by Peter Block and Peter Koestenbaum

The Art of Possibility by Ben and Roz Zander

The 100/0 Principle by Al Ritter

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz

Going the Extra Mile by Napoleon Hill

You2 by Price Pritchett

Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

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The Hedgehog Concept

From Good to Great by Jim Collins

Jim Collins wrote about an idea called the Hedgehog Concept in his book Good to Great.  We mention the Hedgehog concept in Part One of P.O.W.E.R. Tools @ Work. This is the intersection of the three circles shown on the right. When organizations find that spot in the middle, they have a much higher chance of lasting success.


This concept works for individuals as well. In that case the three circles would be labeled a bit differently: What you are passionate about and love to do, What you were born to do, and What you can get paid to do.

Collins warns us that most people suffer from the curse of competence: they are good at many things, but not many things fall into the intersection.


There is a lot of additional information about this important concept at Jim's website

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Shallow - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

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In Part Two, we share this story. Click on the picture on the left for a video of this song.

Shallow 


Tell me somethin', girl 

Are you happy in this modern world? 

Or do you need more? 

Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for?


I'm falling 

In all the good times I find myself 

Longin' for change 

And in the bad times I fear myself


Tell me something, boy 

Aren't you tired tryin' to fill that void?

Or do you need more?

Ain't it hard keeping it so hardcore?


I'm falling

In all the good times I find myself

Longin' for change

And in the bad times I fear myself


I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in 

I'll never meet the ground 

Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us 

We're far from the shallow now


In the shallow, shallow 

In the shallow, shallow 

In the shallow, shallow 

We're far from the shallow now


Oh, oh, oh, 

oh Whoah!


I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in

I'll never meet the ground

Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us

We're far from the shallow now


In the shallow, shallow 

In the shallow, shallow

In the shallow, shallow

We're far from the shallow now


Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Andrew Wyatt / Anthony Rossomando / Mark Ronson / Stefani Germanotta Shallow lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Concord Music Publishing LLC

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