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 Liam Chrismer CEO Coach and Business Advisor
Know What Matters: Lesson from a Lifetime of Transformation

by Ron Shaich

Shaich invented the fast-casual dining industry segment as the founder of Panera Bread. The book is a series of practical guidelines that chronicles the journey from the birth of a business through its successful sale. It offers tangible advice for navigating both corporate landscapes and personal challenges.

 

The book's strength lies in its dual appeal – while it provides a roadmap for business success, emphasizing the importance of empathy, innovation, and leadership, it also resonates deeply on a personal level. Shaich's insights into achieving a balanced and fulfilling life, beyond professional achievements, make the book a valuable read for a wider audience.

Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

This is a comprehensive anthology of Jeff Bezos's writings, providing a window into the mind of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our era. The book primarily compiles Bezos's annual letters to Amazon shareholders, celebrated for their deep insights into the company's customer-centric approach, long-term strategy, and innovative culture. 

 

The writings cover a diverse range of topics, from business strategies and company culture to broader issues like climate change and space exploration. Bezos's focus on innovation, customer obsession, and maintaining a "Day 1" mindset is evident throughout. His philosophy emphasizes the importance of long-term thinking, risk-taking in the pursuit of innovation, and building a company culture that supports these goals.

 Liam Chrismer CEO Coach and Business Advisor
 Liam Chrismer CEO Coach and Business Advisor
Elon Musk

Walter Isaacson

This is a compelling narrative that chronicles the rise of one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in modern technology. Known for his groundbreaking work with SpaceX and Tesla, Musk's journey from a challenging upbringing to becoming a globally recognized innovator is vividly captured in Isaacson's portrayal. 

 

The biography is not just a tale of achievements; it delves deeply into Musk's controversial management style, his tumultuous personal relationships, and his relentless drive that often borders on obsession. Isaacson's access to Musk over two years has allowed for an intimate and detailed exploration of Musk's life, filled with intriguing anecdotes such as Musk's high-stakes decision-making in SpaceX or his bold visions for Tesla. These stories highlight both his extraordinary capabilities and the human costs of his ambitions.

Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things

Adam Grant

This book offers a thought-provoking reexamination of how we define and achieve success. Grant challenges the conventional wisdom that innate talent is the primary driver of accomplishment, arguing instead that the true measure of success is in the journey and the extent of one's personal growth and learning.

 Liam Chrismer CEO Coach and Business Advisor
 Liam Chrismer CEO Coach and Business Advisor
How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others and Being Deeply Seen

David Brooks

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CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders from the Rest

Carolyn Dewar
Scott Keller
Vikram Malhotra

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”


― Theodore Roosevelt

“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”

-D.H. Lawrence

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”


-Calvin Coolidge

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


–Maya Angelou

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do the best you can.”


-Arthur Ashe

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PLAY LIST FOR BUSINESS

WITH LIAM CHRISMER

How Great Leaders Inspire Action
 

Host: Simon Sinek

Discussion: The "golden circle" concept and starting with 'why'.

Takeaways: The power of emotional connection in inspiring action.

The Puzzle of Motivation

Host: Dan Pink

Discussion: Challenging traditional motivational methods.

Takeaways: Motivating teams beyond financial incentives.

Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Host: Sheryl Sandberg

Discussion: Barriers for women in leadership.

Takeaways: Gender diversity and empowerment strategies.

Listen, Learn…Then Lead

Host: General Stanley McChrystal

Discussion: Building shared purpose in diverse teams.

Takeaways: The importance of listening and adapting in leadership.

How to Start a Movement

Host: Derek Sivers

Discussion: The growth of movements and the role of first followers.

Takeaways: Nurturing early supporters and leadership actions.

Everyday Leadership

Host: Drew Dudley

Discussion: Impact of small, daily acts in leadership.

Takeaways: The power of small actions in leadership.

Lead Like The Great Conductors
Host: Itay Talgam

Discussion: Leadership lessons from orchestra conductors.

Takeaways: How subtle leadership gestures can create harmony from chaos​​.

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

Host: Simon Sinek

Discussion: Trust and safety in leadership.

Takeaways: Creating a circle of trust in the workplace​.

What It Takes To Be A Great Leader
Host: Roselinde Torres

Discussion: Attributes of effective leadership.

Takeaways: Three critical questions for leaders to consider​​.

Great Leadership Is a Network, Not a Hierarchy
Host: Gitte Frederiksen

Leadership and Innovation

Creativity and Collaboration

How to Manage for Collective Creativity

Host: Linda Hill

Discussion: Collective creativity in successful companies.

Takeaways: Fostering team innovation and collaboration.

Dare to Disagree

Host: Margaret Heffernan

Discussion: Constructive conflict in leadership.

Takeaways: The value of embracing disagreement for better decision-making.

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

 

Host: Sir Ken Robinson

How to Get Your Ideas to Spread
Host: Seth Godin

Effective Communication

10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation

Host: Celeste Headlee

Discussion: Techniques for effective conversations.

Takeaways: Improving communication skills in various settings.

Remember to Say Thank You

Host: Laura Trice

Discussion: The power of appreciation in communication.

Takeaways: Highlights the impact of expressing gratitude in personal and professional relationships.

The Danger of Silence
 

Host: Clint Smith

Discussion: The consequences of staying silent in critical conversations.

Takeaways: Encourages speaking up against injustices and being vocal about important issues.

The Secret Structure of Great Talks
Host: Nancy Duarte

Discussion: Effective structures for impactful presentations.

Takeaways: Offers insights into crafting engaging and persuasive speeches and presentations.

How to Save the World from Bad Meetings
Host: David Grady

Discussion: Improving the productivity of meetings.

Takeaways: Provides strategies for making meetings more efficient and goal-oriented.

Connected, But Alone?

 

 

Host: Sherry Turkle

Discussion: The impact of technology on real-life communication.

Takeaways: Discusses how digital connections can sometimes hinder genuine human interactions.

The Power of Vulnerability

 

Host: Brené Brown

Discussion: The role of vulnerability in communication.

Takeaways: Explains how being open and vulnerable enhances communication and connection.

A Funny Look at the Unintended Consequences of Technology
Host: Chuck Nice

Discussion: The impact of technology on communication and interaction.

Takeaways: Explores the humorous side of how technology affects our daily interactions.

How to Resolve Racially Stressful Situations

Host: Howard C. Stevenson

Discussion: Addressing racial tensions in communication.

Takeaways: Offers strategies for navigating and resolving racial stress in conversations.

How Can Groups Make Good Decisions?

Host: Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely

Discussion: The psychology behind group decision-making.

Takeaways: Provides insights into how groups can communicate effectively to make better decisions.

The Secret Ingredients of Great Hospitality

Host: Will Guidara

Discussion: Will Guidara shares his experience of transforming customer service in his restaurant by serving a two-dollar hot dog, creating a personalized experience for customers. This approach led to what Guidara describes as "unreasonable hospitality.

Takeaways: The talk emphasizes the importance of personalization and going beyond conventional expectations to create extraordinary experiences in the hospitality industry​.

How to Speak So That People Want to Listen
Host: Julian Treasure

 

The Danger of a Single Story
 

Host: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume
Host: Regina Hartley 

Discussion: Addressing racial tensions in communication.

Takeaways: Offers strategies for navigating and resolving racial stress in conversations.

The Happy Secret to Better Work

Host: Shawn Achor

Discussion: Positive psychology and its impact on productivity.

Takeaways: CEOs can learn the importance of happiness in enhancing work performance.

How to Make Work-Life Balance Work
Host: Nigel Marsh

Discussion: Achieving a balanced lifestyle between work and personal life.

Takeaways: Practical strategies for CEOs to manage time effectively and maintain work-life harmony.

What Makes us Feel Good About Our Work?
 

Host: Dan Ariely

Discussion: True motivations behind work.

Takeaways: Progress and purpose as key motivators​​.

As Work Gets More Complex, Six Rules to Simplify

Host: Yves Morieux

Discussion: Simplifying complex work environments.

Takeaways: Six rules for 'smart simplicity' in the workplace​​.

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Host: Amy Cuddy

Discussion: Impact of body language on confidence and leadership.

Takeaways: The role of non-verbal cues in leadership presence.

The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding

Host: John Wooden

Discussion: Redefining success.

Takeaways: The importance of pursuing personal bests and positive development​​.

The Skill of Self-Confidence
 

 

Host: Dr. Ivan Joseph​

Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are

Host: Amy Cuddy​

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Host: Amy Cuddy

Discussion: Impact of body language on confidence and leadership.

Takeaways: The role of non-verbal cues in leadership presence.

CEO Well-being and Personal Development

The Art of Being Yourself

 

Host: Caroline McHugh​

How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over
Host: Mel Robbins

Own Your Body’s Data
 

 

Host: Talithia Williams​

All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes

Host: Andy Puddicombe

Grit - The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Host: Angela Lee Duckworth​

How to Make Stress Your Friend
Host: Kelly McGonigal

The Power of Introverts
 

 

Host: Susan Cain

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