4 Recent Business Books: New Perspectives on Leadership and Success

Stressless Success: The Surprising Secrets to a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity

Four recently published business books offer new ways of thinking about leadership, success and productive work cultures. Here are some of the highlights:

Leadership Book on Driving Real Business Value

Mark McClain, CEO of SailPoint, has written Joy and Success at Work: Building Organizations that Don’t Suck the Life Out of People. The book is published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes.

Joy and Success at Work is a leadership book filled with practical insight and wisdom, which details the rigors of leadership and celebrates the joy of leading. The perspective McClain offers is one that challenges contemporary notions of corporate culture and its potential impact on the business. Joy and Success at Work provides actionable guidance on how to build real organizational cultures, focusing on how companies treat people and how that translates to driving real business value.

Mark McClain has led SailPoint from its beginnings in 2005 to its IPO in 2017, as it grew from a team of three to more than 1,300 employees and about 1,500 enterprise-class customers in thirty-five countries. In 2000, he founded Waveset Technologies, which was acquired in 2003 by Sun Microsystems, where Mark served as vice president of software marketing.

Former Fortune 500 Executive Discovers Key to Success Is Less Stress

As a former Fortune 500 executive, Janet McKee experienced burnout personally and professionally. As a result, she discovered that reducing stress is actually a requirement for success. Her new book Stressless Success: The Surprising Secrets to a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity explores lessons learned as well as ways to embrace a richer, happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

Janet McKee

Janet McKee, MBA, CHPC, CHHC is a speaker, best-selling author, High- Performance™ success coach, wellness expert and CEO of SanaView. After obtaining her MBA and climbing the corporate ladder in several Fortune 500 companies, McKee pursued a wellness degree at Columbia University. She was chosen as one of only 200 elite Certified High-Performance Coaches™ in the world and inducted as a member of the National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers.

McKee created the acclaimed Accelerated High-Performance Program and the emPower3 Leadership + Lifestyle Retreats where she shares her Stressless Success Shift™ to empower others to break negative patterns and achieve greater success. Prior to Stressless Success, McKee released her own recipe book, Fabulous Recipes for Vibrant Health, and co-authored a best-selling book with Brian Tracy and other experts titled Ready, Set, Go! She also executive produced the award-winning documentary Bethany’s Story about the healing power of food.

Leadership Earned Through Resilience, Grit and Resourceful Intuition

Morgan James’s new release, The Business of Redemption: The Price of Leadership in Both Life and Business, by James Arthur Ray, is an exploration of true leadership and its price – in both life and business. James Arthur Ray thinks that the need for true leaders is increasingly urgent.

The Business of Redemption: The Price of Leadership in Both Life and Business

In The Business of Redemption, James Arthur Ray draws on nearly 30 years of experience in leadership, entrepreneurship, performance and business. He covers successes and failures in business, suggesting that leadership is earned through resilience, grit and resourceful intuition. Ray explains that success in business can be accomplished by showing courage in the face of disappointment, getting back up and committing to a renewed vision for the future.

He also notes that a true leader takes absolute responsibility and highlights the primary leadership skills necessary for success: emotional intelligence, strength, mental fortitude and creativity. Ray emphasizes that leaders must make their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health a priority.

James Arthur Ray is the author of six internationally best-selling books, including his New York Times bestseller Harmonic Wealth. He has worked with more than 1 million people from 145 countries through his audio, video, coaching and life and business leadership programs. More than 1 million people have attended his live events worldwide.

Music Background Informs 7 Principles in Business Culture Book

Gerald J. Leonard ‘s new work has been recognized as one of the top business culture books entrepreneurs need to read to improve corporate culture. He believes that the seven principles in Culture Is the Bass can be applied to any culture including education, the culture within individual families and even government.

The author is president and CEO of Principles of Execution), a Washington, D.C.-based Certified Minority Business Enterprise and strategic project portfolio management and IT governance consulting practice. He attended Central State University in Ohio, where he received a bachelor of music degree and later earned a master’s in music for classical bass from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. After graduation, Leonard moved to New York City, where he worked as a professional bassist and studied with the late David Walters, distinguished professor of double bass at both the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music.

During the last 20-plus years, he has worked as an IT project management consultant and earned his PfMP, PMP, MCSE, MCTS, CQIA, COBIT Foundation and ITIL Foundation certifications. He has also acquired certifications in project management, business intelligence and more from the University of California, Berkeley, Goldratt Institute, Cornell University, and The Wharton School.

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