Category Archive: Book Notes

Get R.E.A.L

You may do many things well, but if you talk like a fool, people determine you’re a fool. Effective leadership hinges on powerful conversations. Recurring frustration points to the one person who is… Continue reading

A Simple Strategy to Re-Energize Others

I thought I knew him pretty well. That’s the problem. I thought I knew him. I’m disappointed in myself. I should have known him better. Frankly, I pride myself in seeing and respecting… Continue reading

Four Qualities of People Who Change the World

Jobs are boring dead things that suck the life out of you, but a person with a mission has found a new lens for life. The greater the thing you live for the richer… Continue reading

The Editor of Forbes on Grit

If you’re not pretty or smart don’t worry. Intelligence doesn’t determine success. Emotional intelligence is more important than general intelligence, but hard work is more important than both. Just get dirty and do the… Continue reading

Peter Drucker’s 9 Functions of a Mentor

I don’t care who you are or what you do. Be a mentor. Have a mentor. Don’t worry if you don’t understand mentoring. Just go engage in one of the nine behaviors that follow. 9… Continue reading

How to Capture Attention and Establish Trajectory

Frank Lloyd Wright said an expert is someone who has “stopped thinking because he ‘knows.’”* I ignored Warren Berger’s email. It arrived on February 24, 2014, and sat in my inbox for weeks.… Continue reading