Category Archive: Book Notes

How to Work Together Without Killing Each Other

Leaders say, “Lets build the plane in the air.” It’s not about charts and hierarchy. Managers simplify complexity and deliver consistent results. “Let’s make a plan.” You need the people who irritate you… Continue reading

Winning Well with Karin Hurt and David Dye

It’s one thing to win. It’s another to win well. Winning well is: Showing up to serve. The solution to many leadership and management issues is showing up to serve. Delivering results through… Continue reading

6 Questions to Find Your Reason for Being

I received a one line email from a coaching client at 7:02 p.m. on April 2. It’s been dripping in my mind since it arrived. “Is a servant leader’s most important decision choosing… Continue reading

5 Practices of Go-Giver Leaders

Begin every interaction by asking yourself, “How might I give, rather than how can I take?” Teams build protective barriers against taking-leaders, but giving-leaders connect. 5 practices of Go-Giver Leaders*: Don’t get it… Continue reading

Authenticity is at Least Four Things

This post is inspired by my conversation with Karissa Thacker author of, The Art of Authenticity. Authenticity is not one thing. It is at least four. #1. Selves-Awareness: Know who you are. Self-awareness… Continue reading

7 Ways to Find The Next Best Play

Yesterday I had a conversation with Tim Sanders, author of the new book, “DEALSTORMING,” and former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!. I’m a basketball enthusiast so we spent some time talking about coach… Continue reading