Event Speakers Make Recommendations

Selections Suggested by Speakers at the 2016 MAPP Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference

Whether a keynote presenter or a member of the MAPP association sharing personal experiences, event speakers referenced books that have influenced them. From leading through daily actions to achieving strategic priorities, these five books were recommended or written by those who presented.

Shift Your Brilliance
Author: Simon T. Bailey
Released: April 21, 2014
This book is your roadmap, your call to action, your opportunity to create accelerated results professionally, personally and financially. It is time for you to turn every day into a brilliant breakthrough. Shift Your Brilliance will teach strategies for sharpening your focus, steps to clear your vision, actions to harness individual and organizational potential, tools to unearth what really sets you on fire and tips on how to become a Chief Breakthrough Officer.

The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Instincts That Protect Us from Violence
Author: Gavin De Becker
Release Date: May 11, 1999
Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation’s leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger – before it’s too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including … how to act when approached by a stranger … when you should fear someone close to you … what to do if you are being stalked … how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls … the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person … and more.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
Author: Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling
Released: April 24, 2012
The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing on your most important strategic priorities in the midst of the whirlwind. By following The 4 Disciplines, leaders can produce breakthrough results, even when executing the strategy requires a significant change in behavior from their teams.

  1. Focusing on the Wildly Important
  2. Acting on Lead Measures
  3. Keeping a Compelling Scoreboard
  4. Creating a Cadence of Accountability

4DX is not theory. It is a proven set of practices that have been tested and refined by hundreds of organizations and thousands of teams over many years.

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead
Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Everyday Leadership: Crossing Gorges on Tightropes to Success
Author: Bill Clement
Released: 2011
As a speaker, few can match the impact Bill Clement has on his audiences around the world. Drawing from his experience as a business owner, entrepreneur, actor, broadcaster and two-time Stanley Cup Champion, this inspirational autobiography recounts many of Clement’s successes but is also brutally honest about his failures and having to rebuild success after complete financial and emotional defeat.

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