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Tony Rose’s Recommendations for Understanding Human Capital

Following his interview for the Smashing the Plateau podcast, Tony Rose provided listeners with a set of five recommendations for becoming a better manager of different kinds of capital—particularly, in these books, of human capital.

1. Dan Sullivan, a.k.a. “The Strategic Coach.”

Rose writes: “His simple processes for entrepreneurs are life-changing. He convinced me I have a ten times bigger future than I have today…” Rose also noted that Sullivan can help leaders negotiate the sometimes-isolating positions in which they find themselves: “Being a leader and an executive can be very lonely; he helps you with tools to be more effective.” Follow Sullivan on Twitter @strategiccoach.

2. Brad Spencer, PhD., and Founder and President of Spencer/Shenk/Capers & Associates, Inc.

Rose describes how “This behaviorist was the earliest influence on my attempt to become a manager and leader in lieu of just being a great accountant.”

3. Kathy Kolbe, founder of Kolbe Corp (@KathyKolbe).

“Her scientifically proven classification of conative behavior helps one understand themselves as well as those around them,” which is “instrumental in good hiring and managing.” Rose also relates Kolbe’s work to his own ideas on human capital, describing how “I highly recommend her work and her company [Kolby Corp]’s work to anyone that is worrying about their human capital… We use it a lot.”

4. Wallace Wattles, author of The Science of Getting Rich.

A throwback: Rose describe how Wattles is “One of the earliest New Thought Movement writers, [who] published this work in 1910 or so, and really was one of the earliest power of positive-thinking advocates.”

5. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Boxpublished by The Arbinger Institute (@Arbinger).

Rose describes how this guide “really helps you understand how to be a more effective leader, by getting yourself out of your own way.”




About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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