If business growth is on your to-do list, here are some suggestions to add to your reading list.
We know growth can be a challenge for solopreneurs and small business owners. We’ve curated a few recent book summaries from Actionablebooks.com that contain simple and effective tools to help you drive business growth.
Are your leadership skills primed for growth?
“If there was just one principle that you would choose to implement, which one would it be?”
In FAST: 4 Principles Every Business Needs to Achieve Success and Drive Results, business coach Gordon Tredgold advocates leadership across 4 fundamental areas: Focus, Accountability, Simplicity and Transparency, and the summary includes 12 steps on how to achieve this. As the summary author notes, “Failure in business is all too common and boils down to one of two reasons: either we are doing the wrong job or we’re doing the right job poorly.”
Need to Improve Goal Setting For Growth?
“Mindset mastery is something most successful trailblazers do and it’s vital for you to bring your dreams to life”
Although Natalie MacNeil’s The Conquer Kit is geared toward female entrepreneurs, our summary contains takeaways that are universally applicable for all entrepreneurs. The summary includes her process for Month Mapping, “a clever business planning alternative which overhauls the boring task of tracking your business progress, your marketing efforts and financials against personal goals and your bottom line in four easy sections.”
Is Innovation Blocking Your Growth?
“This is a manifesto for managers who want to become leaders and leaders who are prepared to lead in an age of exponential disruption.”
Technically more of a creativity book than a growth book, Mad Genius by Rangy Gage still fits the bill if product or service innovation is a challenge. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or working in corporate life, you need to be able to develop new solutions that push outside of the norm. Gage argues you need good ideas. Lots of them. You can’t wait for the creative muse to spark your next big idea; instead, you need to implement processes to power creativity and innovation on a daily basis.
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