Category: Books

What I’m Reading Now: The Leader Habit

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I’m reading The Leader Habit: Master the Skills You Need to Lead – In Just Minutes A Day by Martin Lanik because it’s about two subjects I read and write about: leadership and habits. Plus, reviewers I respect recommended the book. I found another thing I liked when I did my “due diligence.” Most of today’s  »  Read More

Book Review: Lead Yourself First

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There is a strange paradox about how we learn leadership. We make our reputations in public, in action. Leadership is a doing discipline. But we make ourselves in solitude and reflection. There are no “born leaders.” We all must learn our craft through the interplay of action and reflection. As Frederick the Great  »  Read More

What I’m Reading Now: Lead Yourself First

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I’m reading Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude. The subtitle of the book attracted me. I know that my life and work go better when I carve out time for myself to keep a journal and do my devotions. As important as that time alone, that solitude, has been in my life, I’ve never studied  »  Read More

Book Review: Digital Minimalism

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I bought Digital Minimalism: Choosing A Focused Life in A Noisy World by Cal Newport because I liked his last book, Deep Work. Newport is on the Computer Science faculty at Georgetown University. He studies and writes about the impact of technology on society. Cal Newport does not have, and never has had, a social media  »  Read More

Mini-Review: Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

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If you’re responsible for the care and performance of a group, then Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want by Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni should be on your must-read list. Surveys and other research tell us that people don’t just want to draw a paycheck  »  Read More

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