Crystal Thomas | Business with a Heart Reviews

Check out these book reviews for Crystal Thomas’s Business with a Heart!

I just finished reading your book (Business with a Heart) on my plane trip home from DC.  Wow! What a wake up call.  I could not help but see myself as Mr. Hatcher later in life, unless I develop some of the skills in the book. Great job.  I will be ordering copies for all of my department heads.

~gratefulone

Para SeparatorA great book to share with your do-workers. Business with a Heart by Crystal Thomas: A good read for anyone in business regardless of the industry. The story unravels to show that each individual has an opportunity to affect the outcome, in how they think, how they treat others, both inside and outside the business. I found that the lessons learned will also help with personal relationships to find a life balance that will have a positive effect on the bottom line. I would recommend sharing this with young and seasoned professionals.

~Billjccm

Para SeparatorA must read. Written in novel form, similar to a Ken Blanchard writing, Crystal Thomas truly shares the importance of having a heart in the business world. I was able to read this book on a flight between San Francisco and Chicago, then give the book to my daughter who is just starting out in the “business world.” I highly recommend this book to everyone who has put work ahead of personal growth, family and friends. This book is a great reminder that living life and sharing your life with others is becoming more important then ever in the world of business….Can’t wait
Para SeparatorBusiness with a Heart is a captivating story about the trials and tribulations of a struggling manager who’s unable to manage because of a controlling and autocratic boss. As a result, the manager loses herself, her passion, and her self-confidence…that is until a major shift occurs and she is allowed to lead…and rediscovers herself in the process. Business with a Heart is a book that will help you remember why you chose to go into management in the first place…to make a difference in the lives of others. -Greg Giesen, author of Mondays at 3: A Story for Managers Learning to Lead.

~Greg Giesen “Greg Giesen” (Highlands Ranch, Colorado USA)

Para SeparatorBusiness with a Heart by Crystal Thomas shows how if you are persistent in effecting change you can accomplish it. The old way of one person being responsible for everything and mid management not being allowed to be creative or bring about their own ideas will keep the business grinding but will never go from good to great. I recommend this book to anyone starting out in a management position.

~Steve Reynolds CCM GM Sierra View CC

Para SeparatorI enjoyed Business with a Heart. And busy business people, it’s the perfect length for an airplane ride! The concepts about communication, appreciation, growth environments, monitoring your subconscious, and knowing people’s dreams are core to success. While Crystal Thomas is not well know in the book circle, her’s is an important message that should be heard by anyone leading teams.

~Kristine Barr “Barr Corporate Success” (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Para SeparatorThis is a “can’t put it down” read from the first pages till the end. One of those stories you wish would continue. The story of Janine and her travels through her business and personal worlds was as enjoyable as it was enlightening. The business management principles provided are powerful for anyone in business. The personal philosophy and attitudes are life changing. I loved the book and look forward to more from Ms. Thomas.

~Rick Adams

Para SeparatorUsing the novel format, Crystal Thomas provides a lot of thought provoking information for those of us who want to do business in a way that is respectful, caring, and empowering. It’s a quick, easy, entertaining read that that informs and educates. Whether you own a business, work for a business, or interact with business people, this book will change the way you look at business and life in general.

~Chefg

Para SeparatorThis book is an easy read with much useful thought provoking informative information… a useful hand book for everyone beginning and already established in business.. Keep up the good work.

~Sharon Palmer

Para SeparatorA good read for anyone in business regardless of the industry. The story unravels to show that each individual has an opportunity to affect the outcome, in how they think, how they treat others, both inside and outside the business. I found that the lessons learned will also help with personal relationships to find a life balance that will have a positive effect on the bottom line. I would recommend sharing this with young as well as seasoned professionals.

~Richard J Neill

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Written in novel form, similar to a Ken Blanchard writing, Crystal Thomas truly shares the importance of having a heart in the business world. I was able to read this book on a flight between San Francisco and Chicago, then give the book to my daughter who is just starting out in the “business world.” I highly recommend this book to everyone who has put work ahead of personal growth, family and friends. This book is a great reminder that living life and sharing your life with others is becoming more important then ever in the world of business….Can’t wait for Ms Thomas’s next offering.

~Bill Johnson, CCM, CCE

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I received a copy of Business with a Heart by Crystal Thomas from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Winner of a 2011 eLit Award, “Business with a Heart” is the story of a young woman who, rising in the corporate ranks, treads a winding path of business, personal life, and spirituality, learning that these segments of our lives are never far apart. Her search for a more fulfilled corporate existence is nearly stymied in the cross hairs of a demanding boss, resistant subordinates, and her own unfortunate oversights. While written in novel format, this book is filled with guidance, choices, and ideas to help you create your own style of “business with a heart.” Author Crystal Thomas is a renowned speaker, coach, and author in the private club industry. She excelled at a young age as a general manager in the same industry. The following three decades of GM experience educated her on the need for a coaching organization that could support businesses in incorporating into the “heart” aspect – one that mutually benefited upper management, team members, and members/customers alike, while still advancing the bottom line. Hence, she founded Crystal Clear Concepts in 2005. In this book, you will see experiences similar to your own and Crystal’s where the challenge of balancing head and heart is not an easy task, yet the results merit it an action worthy of full pursuit.
I really enjoyed this book. I like books that are written to teach you but do it through a story. Crystal does a great job of giving you the basic lesson and then giving examples to drive home the point. Every business owner and executive should read this book.

~Sara Russell for NetGalley

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This is a great book, in fact, the best business book I’ve ever read.

I found the format of a novel to be genius. I devoured this book, and gained a lot from it. I thought it was great to not just be confronted with the main ideas, and then get a generic run down of why they could or should be important. Instead this book is written as a novel, so you walk through the whole process of change with Janine. You get to see her thoughts, and how others react to the changes she is trying to make. You see the whole thing evolving, just like it would be in real life. That part is mostly missing in traditional business books, and I found that to be the most valuable part for me.

There are so many great ideas, granted, some I’ve heard before, but I have never followed someone during the whole process of change, and bringing their heart into the business instead of only making decisions from the head and watching the numbers.

This is a fantastic book and highly recommended to anyone.

~Katarina Ortmann for NetGalley

Business with a Heart is an award winner!