Posted on January 27, 2021 at 4:17 PM
Tags: Business Growth, Growth Strategy
2020 was a difficult year for many people around the world. It shifted the dynamic of business, sales and networking. There are new ways of growing as a business leader in your field, and these choices for 2021 will show you exactly how to succeed.
These books will show everyone how to network, succeed in sales, and grow as a business leader . This isn’t just for the extrovert who is comfortable with sales pitches and other forms of networking, this is for the introvert as well.
So let’s dive into the must read books of 2021.
Confident Introvert by Stephanie Thoma
Networking doesn't have to feel like a sales-focused event where you're using people to get ahead. Create meaningful connections, easily strike up genuine conversations, and dazzle people with your natural charm.
In Confident Introvert, Stephanie Thoma shows you the key steps you'll need to take to unlock your potential and win at networking
The Introverts Edge by Matthew pollard
In his bestseller The Introvert’s Edge, Matthew shares his decade of sales knowledge, debunks the myth that sales requires the “gift of the gab,” and demonstrates exactly how, as an introvert, you can create a relaxed sales system that works for you.
Matthew’s 7-step strategy outlines what you need for reliable and repeatable results, from implementing well-prepared questions to embracing the power of story. The book’s system-not-the-sale methodology, combined with valuable lessons from Matthew’s firsthand experience and client transformations, will show you that sales is a skill that ANYONE can learn.
You the Product by Vivek Bedi
Product management is one of the most in-demand jobs in today’s market. But few people are formally trained for this line of work—and those who are don’t find out what it really takes to succeed until they are confronted with the obstacles mentioned in this book.
If you’re a product manager—or would like to pivot into product whether from business, consulting, project management, or engineering—this book is for you. Here, Vivek gets real about the kind of person you need to be to build better products and do well in this role.
Use your difference to make a difference by Tayo Rockson
Our increasingly interconnected, digitized, and globalized world presents immense opportunities and unique challenges. Understanding how to navigate these obstacles requires adaptability, nuanced cross-cultural communication, and effective conflict resolution.
Use Your Difference to Make a Difference by Tayo Rockson is an innovative and timely guide that’s a must-have resource for any educator, parent, manager, or team member of an organization who interacts with co-workers and customers from diverse cultural backgrounds. The book contains indispensable knowledge and practical skills needed to transcend barriers, bridge cultures, and cultivate strong relationships with anyone, anywhere.
Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi
With the publication of Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi redefined traditional networking into a way of life where those who practice Ferrazzi-style relationship management find themselves generously working toward relationships based on authenticity and mutual success. This, now classic book, with timeless advice is why it’s still a go-to reference for anyone looking to create opportunity in the world.
As Ferrazzi discovered in early life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so that everyone wins. In ?Never Eat Alone?, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he applies to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his contacts list. In the time since ?Never Eat Alone was published in 2005, the rise of social media and new, collaborative management styles have only made Ferrazzi’s advice more essential for anyone aspiring to get ahead.
Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships that Matter by Scott Gerber & Ryan Paugh
Abandon the networking-for-networking's-sake mentality in favor of a more powerful and effective approach to creating and enhancing connections.
STOP NETWORKING. Seriously, stop doing it. Now. It is time to ditch the old networking-for networking's-sake mentality in favor of a more powerful and effective approach to creating and enhancing connections. In Superconnector, Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh reveal a new category of professionals born out of the social media era: highly valuable community-builders who make things happen through their keen understanding and utilization of social capital. Superconnectors understand the power of relationship-building, problem-solve by connecting the dots at high levels, and purposefully cause different worlds and communities to interact with the intention of creating mutual value.
How can you become a Superconnector? Gerber and Paugh share instructive anecdotes from a who's who roster of high achievers, revealing how to systematically manage a professional community and maximize its value. Of utmost importance is practicing Habitual Generosity, acting on the knowledge that your greatest returns come when you least expect them, and that by putting others' needs first the good karma will flow back to you tenfold. Gerber and Paugh also explore winning strategies such as The Art of Selectivity, a well-honed ability to define which relationships matter most for you and decide how you will maintain them over time. Full of helpful advice on how to communicate with anyone about anything, Google-proof your reputation, and much more, Superconnector is a must-read for those seeking personal and business success.