Thursday, February 21, 2008

Read Any Good Books Lately?

There's a new meme being passed around the blogosphere, and it's pretty simple and fun: Find the book nearest to you, go to page 123 (this may not work if you're reading comic books at the moment), go down to the fifth sentence and then type the following three sentences. After that, you pass the message along to other people you want to bug... uh, get to contribute.
From David Maister's blog he noted this book entry:

From EPIC CHANGE: How to Lead Change in the Global Age, by Timothy R. Clark:
"In almost every case, change must be handed off for implementation. Unless there is broad-based action by many people, change won't take place. Change usually affects far more people than those who identify it as a need."

Of course, the book nearest me is my own, "45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy...and How to Avoid Them":

"Anything that has a "those people kind of edge to it should be ommitted from your language in the workplace.

Speak up if there a problem. If you find something a coworker says is insenstive, take the person aside and calmly say, "You know, you're giving all women a bad name when you make sweeping, derogatory comments about men." Focus on the behavior, not the person. Calling someone a racist or a bigot won't get you anywhere -- it will just erect more barriers."

I'm going to pass this game onto Miriam Salpeter at Keppie Careers", Erika Mitchell at Qvisory and Lena West at xynoMedia.

Please, join in!



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "tag."

I have been reading a soon-to be-released book by Tamara Erickson (published Harvard Business Press): Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation.

This optimistic book takes a look at opportunities and changes that may be coming to the workplace as boomers reach retirement age.

I'll be writing a review of it on my blog soon!

Thanks for including me, and for giving me an idea for my blog today :-)

Miriam Salpeter
Keppie Careers

Anita said...

I have that book on my "to read" list as well, so now I'm also excited to hear your review!

Anonymous said...

I'll let you know when I post on Tamara's book. I've been enjoying it so far.