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Your Weekly Staff Meeting eNews is written and published by John Pearson one to three times each month and includes a leadership and management book review and a brief color commentary on one of the 20 Management Buckets.
Download: Visit the Book Bucket to download 3 lists of more than 400 book reviews, categorized into the 20 Management Buckets, plus John's top picks for "Book-of-the-Year" honors from 2008 to 2018.
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Selected Book Reviews:
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, by Simon Sinek
[ ] The Leader’s Palette: Seven Primary Colors, by Ralph E. Enlow, Jr.
“Celebrity will seduce you before you know it. If you have to self-promote in order to get the opportunities you seek, you are selling out. Your capacity to move people toward God will be slowly supplanted by your ambition.”
[ ] What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Discover the 20 Workplace Habits You Need to Break, by Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter
The author writes, “When was the last retreat or training session you attended that was titled, Stupid Things Our Top People Do That We Need to Stop Doing Now?”
Mega-Warning! The author—called the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker (pretty good branding)—says the problem for leaders is “not deep-seated neuroses that require years of therapy or tons of medication to erase. More often than not, they are simple behavioral tics—bad habits that we repeat dozens of times a day in the workplace—which can be cured by (a) pointing them out, (b) showing the havoc they cause among the people surrounding us, and (c) demonstrating that with a slight behavioral tweak we can achieve a much more appealing effect.”
[ ] The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity, by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duff
George H.W. Bush, commenting on Bill Clinton’s general lack of discipline and long campaign speeches, “A good leader sets priorities—he doesn’t just list.”
“The most precious commodity of the United States of America is neither the gold bullion in Fort Knox nor the launch codes in its ballistic missiles. It is the time of the commander in chief: there is only so much of it, and how it is spent shapes pretty much everything else.”