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“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown: Part One

This book really made an impact on me. Distilling the minutiae out of our lives and focusing on the few things that are really important can have a tremendous effect on our well-being. We all get caught up in trying to do to much and in doing so, fail to dedicate ourselves to just a […]

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“Developing the Leaders Around You” by John Maxwell

If you oversee people and you wish to develop leaders, you are responsible to: 1) Appreciate them for who they are. 2) Believe that they will do their very best. 3) Praise their accomplishments. 4) Accept your personal responsibility to … Continue reading

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“How Successful People Think” by John Maxwell: Part Two

Miguel de Cervantes said, “The man who is prepared has his battle half fought,” Strategic thinking takes complex issues and long-term objectives, which can be very difficult to address, and breaks them down into manageable sizes. Anything becomes simpler when … Continue reading

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“Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t” by Simon Sinek: Part Two

Oxytocin in the chemical that helps direct how vulnerable we can afford to make ourselves. My favorite definition of love is giving someone the power to destroy us and trusting they won’t use it. Simply seeing or hearing about acts … Continue reading

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“Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t” by Simon Sinek: Part One

For an organization to be successful its leaders need to understand the true purpose of their organization—the Why. Professional competence is not enough to be a good leader; good leaders must truly care about those entrusted to their care. “If … Continue reading

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“Good Boss, Bad Boss” by Robert Sutton: Part Two

What happens when people make mistakes or fail? There are three kinds of reactions to failure: The first is to remember, blame, humiliate, and perhaps expel the culprit. This is the “do it right the first time or don’t do … Continue reading

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“Good Boss, Bad Boss” by Robert Sutton: Part One

Being a boss or having a boss is about dealing with the confidence, comfort, warmth, resentment, confusion, and flashes of anger and despair that pervade any relationship where one person wields power in an up-close and personal way over another. … Continue reading

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