My battalion commander has referenced this book in leadership conversations enough that I stopped by the library... picked it up... read it in a week... and was not disappointed! Right now I am experimenting with Michael Hyatt's "book net out" method. He calls it "Net Out". I call it "Power Points". Using his template, here are … Continue reading POWER POINTS: The Mission, The Men, and Me by Peter Blaber
This is the second book that I have read in the "killing series" by Bill O'Reilly. Considering my recent career change, this one had a new interest and greater significance. POWER POINTS from this book included: The breathtaking number of deaths in combat. The "total U.S. military deaths in battle and from other causes were … Continue reading POWER POINTS: Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
In this book, Harnish, and the editors of Fortune Magazine review gutsy, paradigm changing decisions by business leaders. While you may not agree with their collection and order of priority, it is indisputable that these decisions were game-changers for not just industries in particular, but business … Continue reading POWER POINTS: The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time by Verne Harnish and the editors of Fortune
In an easy-to-read format, Richard dissects trust, tells how to gain it, keep it, and use it to lead well, help others, and leave something behind when you're gone. (click on the picture of the book to see it on Amazon). POWER POINTS The "Trust Protocol" = Aligning what you say and do so that … Continue reading POWER POINTS: The Trust Protocol by Mac Richard
Last week I bought two new books: The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell and The Seven Decisions (Understanding the Keys to Personal Success) by Andy Andrews. I've started reading "The Seven Decisions" and already realize, "this is one of those books that will be read and re-read!" Andy Andrews does an amazing … Continue reading Seven Decisions
This weekend I stopped. I stopped all work related activities. I completely disengaged from work and fully engaged in Nerf gun wars, Uno, sled races, reading books, taking naps, cuddling with my favorite people, and I even had the chance to slide down a snow covered hill on a saucer with Mrs. Peterson on my … Continue reading Why you should stop
Are you willing to have a tough conversation with someone you like... to tell them the truth even if it may hurt them before it helps them? Ken Blanchard writes (in Everyone's A Coach) I see emotional attachment as a problem not only in business, but in schools with teachers, and at home with parents. … Continue reading Are you willing to be a Miss Symmes?