FIVE READS: Worth reading and watching—New Daniel Pink, Malcolm Gladwell and Andrew Sobel

Guest author J. Mike Smith has three good reads for you. While not reading, J. Mike is a executive, career, and leadership team coach, helping individuals, start-ups, teams and groups perform significantly better.

Dan Pink’s new book To Sell is Human has terrific great research on getting your ideas across. Here’s a link to a short video of his 6 Successors to the Elevator Pitch.

Former McKinsey consultant Andrew Sobel’s sweet spot is client relationships. Here’s a recent post titled 6 Essential Roles You Should Play with Clients that frames the key roles you should be thinking about if you work with clients.

Malcolm Gladwell weighs in (further) on the issue of the “10,000 rule” as it applies to performance. His article in the New Yorker is here.

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