Category: Books

Book Review: To Risk It All

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I love military history. I bought To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision by Admiral James Stavridis because I’d read two of his earlier books, The Leaders Bookshelf and Sailing True North: 10 Admirals and the Voyage of Character. In other words, I was looking for a good read about a subject I  »  Read More

Book Review Short Take: Executive Presence

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There are, conservatively, 300 gazillion books published every year. No one has the time to list them, let alone read them or review them. That’s a problem because there’s a lot of value in many books you may not hear about because of the clutter.  “Short Takes” is my humble effort to cut through  »  Read More

Book recommendations for business leaders: 11/7/22

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Leaders are readers. Reading helps you discover ideas to try and expand your mental models. In this post, I point you to reviews of recent business books. You’ll find pointers to reviews of Get It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation, The Crux: How Leaders Become Strategists, Love + Work: How to Find  »  Read More

Book Review: The Attributes

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There are several great reasons to read The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance by Rich Diviney. You’ll discover why all-star teams often fail. You’ll learn why you or someone else comes up short even though you seem to have the skills and you should be able to perform. You’ll understand  »  Read More

Reading Recommendation Short Take: When Women Lead

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There are, conservatively, 300 gazillion books published every year. No one has the time to list them, let alone read them or review them. That’s a problem because there’s a lot of value in many books you may not hear about because of the clutter.  “Short Takes” is my humble effort to cut through  »  Read More

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