Category Archive: Book Notes

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

Solving the Blabbing Leader Problem

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of twenty-five copies of, “Brief,” by Joe McCormack. In hectic environments brevity is power. People tune out when you blab on.… Continue reading

Don’t Get Ignored

Long emails get pushed aside or ignored. “One of the worst things in people’s careers is to be ignored.” Joseph McCormack, author of, “Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.” People form… Continue reading

How to Transform a Relationship with a Bad Boss

“Your boss may not be perfect but they are perfect for you.” Unknown Imperfect situations are perfect places to grow. *** Karin Hurt on you have the boss you need (0:29): Passive: Playing… Continue reading

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