Reading List
for Champions

The old saying is so true; leaders are learners. When looking for your next read to use in developing new skills and competencies, consider the following from some incredible authors and business leaders.

Improbable Outcomes

The Art of Navigating Change & Uncertainty

Even the most sophisticated companies experience high failure rates in change and transformative projects. Indeed, seven in ten projects fail. Why? What can transformational leaders do to improve outcomes and increase gains?
Chambers, an expert on change management and transformation, introduces a balanced approach to managing the emotional and programmatic elements of change. In her new book Improbable Outcomes, Chambers examines a winning strategy to employ emotional intelligence, a transformational leadership mindset, and a proven methodology for successful change. You will learn to master critical aspects of change, including her three tenants of successful change management; organizational readiness, momentum, and change and sustain activities.

From the Court to the Boardroom

A story of Leadership and Success by Lisa Leslie and Bridgette Chambers.

In a new book by power house authors, Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie and award winning Entrepreneur, Bridgette Chambers, readers quickly learn how to reignite the powerful foundation of strength formed while playing competitive sports and parlay those life changing, high performing behaviors into success in the business world. Through stories and winning strategies, Lisa and Bridgette invite readers to RE-IGNITE their passion and competitive spirit. Next, the authors introduce a path designed to help readers RISE to the challenges ahead and find the inner-strength and constitution to keep REACHING for greatness in business.

Profitable Problem Solving™

Learn how to CHANGE, GROW & SAVE your company with strategies designed to ensure profit or personal gain with the Amazon Bestseller!

For High Performers and Entrepreneurial Employees on the Move

If you’re looking for a way to differentiate yourself, grow your career, and increase your net worth… why not begin by putting your problem solving skills to work for you.

Don’t Let the Lipstick Fool You

by Lisa Leslie

“Don’t Let the Lipstick Fool You” tells Lisa Leslie’s story, from growing up in a single-parent house to rising through the ranks as a WNBA all-star.

With heart and honesty, she shares the hopes, dreams and ambitions that turned her into an Olympian, successful business woman and a loving wife and mother.

The ROI of Trust Transparency

by Scott Steinford

Scott is a pioneer in the alignment of ethics and business success. In his book, The ROI of Trust Transparency, Scott introduces groundbreaking strategies designed to teach executives how to grow their companies, connect with customers, and create a competitive advantage with Trust Transparency.

Fast Track to the Corner Office for Women

by Dr. Betty Orlandino

With her business-savvy insights and her audacious “Chicago chutzpah” to give you a good swift kick in the career, Dr Betty Orlandino shares personal anecdotes, case histories and direct how-to advice to help women get past job-limiting plateaus and career-ending personal gaffes in the executive suite. More important, she shows you exactly what to do about the “leadership ambition gap” shaping women’s presence in business today… and exactly what you need to overcome the limiting beliefs and soul-crushing attitudes that frustrate your way to the top.

Disrupting Digital Business

Create an Authentic Experience in the Peer-to-Peer Economy

by R “Ray” Wang

We are no longer an economy of products and services. The digital transformation demands that we focus our attention on experiences and outcomes. Business leaders and their organizations must shift to keeping promises—no matter how their customers interact with them. Technology guru Ray Wang shows how organizations can surf the waves of change—how they can keep their promises.

Blog Posts

The Profitable Problem Solving Blog is a source of information and a place to share perspective.

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    A few keywords and a Google search later, you can easily find yourself sorting through numerous perspectives, theories, opinions, and interpretations.  You can click on a few of those links or spend your entire day tracking down just the right insight to help you understand the difference, and I would argue you are probably still […] The post What Is The Difference Between Marketing And Branding? appeared first on Profitable Problem Solving. Read more »
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