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Book Reviews About Getting Unstuck

What is stuck in terms of businesses and business owners?

I think it’s struggling or disappointing performance but a level above a desperate turnaround situation and several levels above closure.

The problems may be coming from outside the business – how the business environment is changing, or how customers are drifting away or where a new competitor creates a major threat.

Or they may come from inside the business, from poorly designed systems and processes or where they’ve been left to evolve over time without a regular review.

Or they could come from the business owner him-or-herself. A business owner who is struggling to make decisions or to manage their time will create problems for the business. Alternatively the problem may be imposed on the business owner because of stress and evens from their personal life – serious illness of themselves or a loved one, divorce or separation or an extra-marital affair that takes away attention from the business.

Whatever the cause, the business and business owner need to move from stuck to unstuck.

Here are the books I’ve reviewed. Below you’ll find links to them all but, if you’d rather focus on the very best, you’ll find them in my 5 Star Getting Unstuck Books, or the 4 & 5 star books are in the Best Getting Unstuck Books.

There are a number of other categories of books that may be appropriate if you’re feeling stuck:

There are a lot of books about getting unstuck. here are links to the other pages – page 2page 3page 4page 5 – page 6

Pig Wrestling by Pete Lindsay and Mark Bawden

The full title of this book by Pete Lindsay and Mark Bawden is

Pig Wrestling: The Brilliantly Simple Way to Solve Any Problem… and Create the Change You Need

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

Are you stuck with people problems?

This is a business fable about problem solving. In the book, an old barista at the coffee stall comes to the rescue of a young manager who has become extremely frustrated. [continue reading…]

in 7 – Employees And Suppliers, Best Business Books, Business Problems And Mistakes

The full title of this book by Robert Ashton is

Brilliant Checklists for Entrepreneurs: Your Shortcut to Success

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

Helpful and useful

This book brings two of my main business principles into potential conflict. These are: [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books

Crunch Point by Brian Tracy

The full title of this book by Brain Tracy is

Crunch Point: The Secret to Succeeding When It Matters Most

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.

Here is my book review.

An excellent book to help business owners and managers through difficult times

I’m a fan of the author. He’s a great synthesiser of ideas and advice across a wide range of subjects. He and his team clearly research very carefully before they put together his books and audio recordings. [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books, Business Problems And Mistakes

The Covid Comeback Plan by Paul Harris

The full title of this book by Paul Harris is

The Covid Comeback Plan: Relaunching Your Business Once The Air Clears

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 3 Stars rating. This means it is Worth Reading.

Here is my book review.

Short, practical guide for these difficult times [continue reading…]

in Business Problems And Mistakes, Other Business Books, The Next Economic Crash

Who am I? by Steven Reiss

The full title of this book by Steven Reiss is

Who am I?: 16 Basic Desires that Motivate Our Actions Define Our Personalities

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.

Here is my book review.

Fascinating with very wide implications

This is a fascinating book for understanding yourself and others.

The 16 desires are present to varying degrees in all of us. It is the strength and direction of the desire along with the combinations that make us who we are. This then underpins or weakens our relationships as our desires complement or clash with others. [continue reading…]

in 2 – Your Inner Game, Best Business Books

The Positive Power of Negative Emotions by Tim Lomas

The full title of this book by Dr Tim Lomas is

The Positive Power of Negative Emotions: How harnessing your darker feelings can help you see a brighter dawn

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

Fascinating look at understanding emotions at a deeper level

A mentor emphasised to me that moving away from pain is a major source of motivation in getting a task started. [continue reading…]

in 2 – Your Inner Game, Best Business Books

Help! I’m Stuck by S.R. Roberts

The full title of this book by S.R. Roberts is

Help! I’m Stuck: How To Manage Your Mind, Defeat Distractions and Create Confidence

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 3 Stars rating.

Here is my book review.

Disappointing

I feel the book gets a little lost at the start. [continue reading…]

in Other Business Books

Help! I’m Stuck by S.R. Roberts

The full title of this book by S.R. Roberts is

Help! I’m Stuck: 10 Strategies To Push You Through To Achieving Success

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 2 Stars rating. This means it is Disappointing.

Here is my book review.

I don’t like the writing style

I made the mistake of buying two books by this author in the same buying splurge. I criticised the first for its editing.

I think I have a problem with the author’s writing style. As I read, I want to get out a red pen and start marking up the book.

I didn’t get very far with this book before I decided my irritation factor was too highly to get value from it.

There are many thousand of business books, you can see the full list of my reviews at Business Books Reviews by Paul Simister (Please click). I've also narrowed these down to a list of the 12 Best Business Books For Business Owners & Entrepreneurs (Please click).

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Radical Focus by Christina Wodtke

The full title of this book by Christina Wodtke is

Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book 4 Stars. This means Good and Well Worth Reading.

Here is my book review.

A business start-up novel about using OKR to drive the business forward.

This tells the story of two young entrepreneurs who are struggling to build a speciality tea business. Their investor introduced them to the idea of setting objectives and key results (OKR) and then to a new chief technical officer with more extensive knowledge of how to apply them. [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books

The full title of this short book is

The Mindset Warrior Summary Guide: The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling: Key Concepts, Main Lessons & Theories

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave it 4 Stars. This means it is Good and Well Worth Reading.

Here is my review.

Very helpful reminder of the main points of 4DX

The full book of the 4 Disciplines of Execution is quite repetitive. When it first outlined the 4DX approach, I thought it was going to be a brilliant expose of how to get very important things done effectively by a team. Unfortunately, I found it a frustrating read and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a book often started but not finished. [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books