Category: Books

Mini-Review: Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

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Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic may win the award for most provocative title ever. Don’t use the title as an excuse to pass up the book. It’s not another entry in the gender wars. The book is about improving the quality of leadership in business. The popular perception is that  »  Read More

Book Review: The Leader Habit

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As I read Martin Lanik’s book, The Leader Habit: Master the Skills You Need to Lead – In Just Minutes A Day, I thought of Joe. Joe was an effective leader. If he was at work on his computer and one of his team members came by to ask a question, Joe always did the same thing. He asked the team member to wait a moment  »  Read More

Weekend Leadership Reading: 3/22/19

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week. Here are choice articles on hot  »  Read More

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

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