The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions — Author Interview with Rhett Power

In 2009, Rhett Power and his partner found themselves nearly bankrupt. They had been giving their business their all, but instead of it paying off, they were nearly ready to call it quits. This lead them to rethink their approach and to turn their business around. In The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions: Essential Daily Exercises and Habits for Becoming Wealthier, Smarter, and More Successful, Rhett, who now travels the globe speaking about entrepreneurship and related topics, shares how they did […]

4 Books I Can’t Wait to Read

Every year, there are too many great books published to keep up with (or too many to read while doing those other pesky things like working, sleeping, eating, etc.). One of the great perks of my job is reading the excellent summaries that are produced by our dedicated book club members—I get to experience what they read vicariously and benefit from the big takeaways they have from their books. However, sometimes I get a bit of FOMO, and want to […]

The Enduring Value of Developing a Coaching Habit

Full disclosure: here at Actionable, we are super fans of Michael Bungay Stanier. In 2012, Actionable Founder Chris Taylor sat down with Michael to talk about how to Do More Great Work. Since then, we’ve written summaries of Do More Great Work, Get Unstuck & Get Going, and The Coaching Habit, and hosted Michael for a webinar about The Coaching Habit. One of the things we love about Michael’s work is that it’s highly actionable—Do More Great Work, for example, […]

Find Your Spark — Author Interview with Angie Moran

Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch, authors of Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success, have two things in common. First, they all learned about leadership while in active duty and far outside of a classroom or corporate environment: Courtney and Angie in the Marine Corps and Sean in the Air Force. Second, they all work at Lead Star, a leadership consultancy that Courtney and Angie co-founded when they realized the private sector’s lack of leadership […]

David Burkus Wants To Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

Who wouldn’t want to be more productive? Unfortunately, for so many of us, it’s so easy to fall back on old habits, to go through each day just trying to keep up with the to-do list, without questioning our routines. David Burkus has compiled an ebook of productivity hacks to help you optimize your workday, and get more done without working longer hours. He surveyed a variety of experts and thought leaders for their top tips—and the result is a […]