Book Review: Leaders Open Doors

Bill Treasurer just released a 2nd edition of his wonderful book ‘Leaders Open Doors’. Below is the book review I wrote in May of 2013. The new edition contains an additional epilogue of stories from influential leaders who had doors opened for them – and are out opening doors for others today.  ——————————————— In December […]

Book Review: Overcoming Fake Talk (by Having Intentional, Results-Oriented Conversations)

The following is a book review of John R. Stoker’s new book Overcoming Fake Talk: How to Hold REAL Conversations That Create Respect, Build Relationships, and Get Results.  True confession: When I started reading this book, knowing that I’d review it, I was nervous that I’d have a hard time coming up with practical applications […]

A Book Review of Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do

Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do by Kathryn D. Cramer is not for the faint of heart or mind. It will take a little bit of work to get through the very readable, yet meaty leadership book. Using strong research and stories she experienced first-hand through her consulting practice, Dr. Cramer lays […]

Book Review: The Heart of Leadership

The more I work with nonprofits and the more I engage in some of the decision-making processes at my insurance agency, the more I realize this: Leadership is displayed in a wide variety of contexts, but good leaders share similar traits. The visions and missions might be different, but the stuff of a good leader […]

Book Review: Managers as Mentors

Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning is a practical guide for any leader who wants to pour into the people he or she leads. The book appeals to that part of a manager that wants to do more than make an organization or department run smoothly. It’s the part of a manager that considers […]

Leaders Open Doors

In December of 2011, I sent out an email to the entire staff of the insurance agency I work for. It wasn’t quite a Jerry Maguire manifesto, but it felt like it to me. Our agency had gone through a major change in our computer management system–one of those massive overhauls of the system that […]