Category Archive: Book Notes

Identify and Overcome Weaknesses that Matter

Leaders often believe their relationships are more positive than they are. You feel good about relationships when results are good. But, results and relationships aren’t the same thing. “People who are smart and self… Continue reading

Be the Best – Prepare for the Worst

The thing that keeps you up at night is the crisis you can’t see coming. Successful leaders anticipate, identify, and solve crisis before it’s too late. Leaders become the best by preparing for… Continue reading

10 Ways to Successfully Lead Through Problems

The difference between a whiner and a leader is the courage to step into the gap and seek solutions. Average leaders solve problems. Successful leaders find problems. Skillful leaders create problems. Leaders shine lights… Continue reading

The Two Qualities that Make Leaders Great

Some leaders are humble. Others are driven. The great ones are both. When Jim Collins set out to write, “Good to Great,” he set out to write about great organizations, not great leaders.… Continue reading

How to Create Smart Organizations

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of twenty-five copies of, “The Idea-Driven Organization,” by Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder. Bureaucracy, fear, lethargy, lousy leaders, and antiquated systems make… Continue reading

The Surprising Path to Authentic Impact

The leader you pretend to be; saps vitality, limits potential, and drains fulfillment. You won’t let yourself be seen because you fear you aren’t enough and others will reject you. In the end,… Continue reading