Book Club: Make The Noise Go Away

This month's Book Club is from Todd Hopkins, founder and CEO of Office Pride Franchise System, Palm Harbor, Florida. The book, "Make the Noise Go Away," details how a CEO's second-in-command should help remove distractions so that the CEO can focus on his or her own role. Hopkins found this to be so ingenious that he decided to structure his own upper-management responsibilities this way.

"In fact, when I was looking to hire an executive vice president (EVP) last year to be my second in command, I skipped the job description and sent my top candidate a copy of this book and simply asked, 'Can you do this for me?'" says Hopkins.