Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Title: Dare To Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.  Author: Brene Brown Copyright: 2018 Having been challenged by her book Daring Greatly, when I learned that Brene Brown had written a book on leadership, I quickly downloaded it on my Kindle. I was not disappointed. In Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole[…]

Rethinking Leadership

Some books entertain. Others educate. And then there are those books that mess with you. I’m talking about the books that by design or default show up on your bookshelf (or get downloaded on your Kindle) that knock you off stride. Bust up your mental models. Remind you that you have some learning to do.[…]

Lemon Leadership: A Radically Fresh Way to Identify Your Leadership Style

Title: Lemon Leadership: A Radically Fresh Way to Identify Your Leadership Style Author: Brett Johnson Copyright: 2010 I found this book to be fascinating, insightful, innovative, and very helpful—LEMON Leadership: A Radically Fresh Way to Identify Your Leadership Style. Author Brett Johnson uses the acronym LEMON to present five different approaches to leading: Luminary, Entrepreneur,[…]

Are YOU a Smart Leader?

Years later I can still see in my mind’s eye the shattered cabinets strewn like a yard-sale atop the unforgiving concrete floor of the loading dock… For half a year, between college and grad school, I worked for my father in a family-owned business that designed, fabricated, delivered, and installed high-end, custom-made wood products. I[…]