Resources and Articles

Welcome to Quick Reads

Quick Reads
are short articles by leading business experts on the topics of professional and leadership development, business excellence, interpersonal skills, career advancement and other professional topics.

You can use these short articles for your own personal development or print off several copies for group discussion at work.

Balance in Life
Knock Yourself Out: Getting Out of Balance 
How to Burn Brightly Without Burning Out

Career Growth
How to Love the Job You've Got 
It's Not Just A Job
Myths Of Modern Business
What We Deserve

Dealing With Change
Dealing With Change
Acting in Times of Uncertainty

Personal Management
30 Ways to Save Time & Accomplish More
Maximized Management
Take A Small Step Toward Order Everyday

Personal Growth
Handling Workplace Criticism
Performing At Your Potential

Problem Solving
Conquering Difficult Tasks
Courage at 36,000 Feet
Creative Solutions
Overcoming Obstacles
Prospering Through Problems

Committing to the Commitment
Do the Small Things First
Making A Habit Work For You
Rising To The Challenge
The Power Of Perseverance

Inner Life

A New Kind of Courage

Answer for Worry and Anxiety

Are You An Optimist or a Pessimist?

Conquering Fear

Decide To Be Emotionally Resilient


Growing Up Isn't Just for Children
13 Tough Questions to Ask Yourself
A Private Self - Public Self Letter



Leadership - For the Battlefield and Business

Leading Conversations

Leading in Times of Uncertainty


The Do's and Don'ts of Listening

The Operational Leader

The Ten Commandments of Leadership

What's Leadership?


Managing Stress

Laugh a Little: It's Good for Your Health

Stress - Turn It Into Success

Stressed Out? You Might Need Sleep

Stressful Environment Analysis

Surviving Workplace Stress

What to do in times of crisis?
Stress Level Analysis
Type A Behavior Test


Optimism - Relax and Have Fun

Life Is An Adventure

Sometimes You Gotta Laugh

See the Sunny Side


Overcoming Failure

Learning From Failure

Making Failure Your Friend


Overcoming Loss




Overcoming Problems

So You Had A Tough Childhood!

Problem People

Dealing with Blasters

Getting Along

Ways to Handle Conflict Management


Serving Others

Dealing With Immediate Needs

Living With an Open Hand


Having a Vision
Bringing a Dream into Reality
Creating Your Own Future
Doing Your Dreams
Goal For It
Show Me The Compass 
What do you want?

Be Positive
Becoming An Enlarger
Being Connected
Beyond Cooperation
Embrace Excellence
Nine Secrets of Superstar Salesepeople
Priorities - The Key to Success
The Price Of Success
The Will To Win
Why Champions Win
Why Not Me?
You Should Ask For It
Your Personal Brand Identity


How to Hire a Winning Team

Identifying Leadership Potential


Leadership Refelections

Clark Kellogg - Beyond The Final Four
Don Baker - Pass It On
Don Collins - It's Easy As Dell
John Grisham - Still Just An Ordinary Man
Pat Summerall - Reflections on Career and Life


Leadership - Toolbox

The Leader: A Fresh Look At Competition

The Leader: A Fresh Perspective

The Leader: A Look At Ethics

The Leader: Achieving Effectiveness

The Leader: Affirmation
The Leader: Appreciating All People

The Leader: Blind Spots

The Leader: Caring
The Leader: Customer Service Results?

The Leader: Custmer Awareness

The Leader: Dealing With Negative People

The Leader: Learning From Children

The Leader: Learning From The Master Teacher

The Leader: Learning Through Teaching

The Leader: Leveraging Our Time

The Leader: Polite

The Leader: Providing Mutual Support

The Leader: The Incomparable Gift

The Leader: The Power We Hold

The Leader: What If …?

The Leader: What is World Class?

The Leader: Seeking Wisdom


Emotional Health
Alive and Well - Physical Health-Emotional Health
Anger - Tame it or be Destroyed by it
Depression - Overcoming it
Failure - Surviving and Thriving from it
Hope - Making it Through Tough Times
Loneliness - A Vacuum that can be Filled
Stress - Turn it into Success

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