The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!

It was a scary moment... the moment I realized that everything I was reading was from a similar genre.   My thinking, learning and perspectives were becoming redundant and insular.  I was no longer expanding my knowledge base, but reinforcing the current limits of my development. To remedy this, I began asking great leaders and … Continue reading The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!

Book Summary: Ordering Your Private World (by Gordon MacDonald)

Overview: This book is the most honest, thorough and insightful analysis of the discipline required to order the inner man that I have ever read.  This book explores the depth of mind, body and spirit required to have an ordered, healthy and vibrant life. McDonald organizes this book into the following five sectors: Motivation Use … Continue reading Book Summary: Ordering Your Private World (by Gordon MacDonald)

Book Summary: Great by Choice (by Jim Collins)

Overview: This incredible book tackles the question of why in spite of uncertainty, chaos and market volatility, some companies thrive and others flounder.  Collins tackles this question by comparing companies who out performed their competitors by a factor of 10 (he calls them 10Xers) given a similar timeframe and set of variables. Collins research unearths … Continue reading Book Summary: Great by Choice (by Jim Collins)

Book Summary: Change Leader (by Michael Fullan)

I just finished a great book called Change Leader by Michael Fullan.  Below you will find an overview of the book.  If yoga re interested in reading the full summary click here. Premise of the Book: Learning to lead change is best done be practice and not theory. “practice, especially deliberative practice, drives better practice. Practice … Continue reading Book Summary: Change Leader (by Michael Fullan)

Book Summary – “We: How to Increase Performance and Profits through Full Engagement”

Overview: This book is far more than just a book. Each chapter contains numerous interactive activities that make the book a sort of personalized learning journey. I found that as I completed these short simple activities, the truths and learning became more poignant. There are also great chapter summaries, videos, surveys, tests and other resources … Continue reading Book Summary – “We: How to Increase Performance and Profits through Full Engagement”

New Book Summary: Focus, by Mike Schmoker

Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning. by: Mike Schmoker. This is a skeleton outline of the first three chapters. Click here fore a more detailed outline and summary.  The summary of the second half of the book is coming... Chapter 1: The Importance of Simplicity, Clarity and Priority. The underperformance of schools can … Continue reading New Book Summary: Focus, by Mike Schmoker