Book Review: Two Weeks to a Breakthrough

I received the book Two Weeks to a Breakthrough: How to Zoom Toward Your Goal in 14 Days or Less from Lisa Haneberg a few weeks ago as a gift from Lisa (thank you Lisa!). This is an awesome book.  Go buy it now. You still here? Ok…I’ll tell you more. Unlike many other books […]

Book Review: Toy Box Leadership

I just finished Toy Box Leadership: Leadership Lessons from the Toys You Loved as a Child…somewhat flawed but a good book nonetheless. Flawed may be a bad word to use for this book.  The idea is a great one (more on it later) but the narratives about the lessons could have been stronger.   In addition, […]

Book Review: Succession, Are You Ready?

I just finished reading Succession: Are You Ready? (Memo to the Ceo) by Marshall Goldsmith. While the subject was interesting, I think the audience for this book is extremely narrow for it to be of much interest to a large audience. When I first noticed this book, I thought that there might be some information […]

Book Review: The Element

I just finished reading The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything and have to say that I really enjoyed it. While the book spends a little too much time in the realm of ‘celebrity worship’ (i.e., there are LOT of celebrities that have found ‘the element’ apparently), the book is still a very good […]

Guy Kawasaki – Reality Check

Last week I was looking for something to read on my Kindle and saw Guy Kawasaki‘s new book titled Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition. Long title huh? I’ve read most of what Guy has written in the past so I figured this would be a good book too.  […]

Book Review: Learning at Work

A few months ago I ran across the IDEO Fellows website and saw a lot of really interesting authors listed and realized I’d heard of everyone on the page except for one: Daniel Wilson.  Included with Wilson are such notables as Chip Heath, Bob Sutton and Barry Katz so I found it intriguing that I […]

Book Review: Noble Enterprise

Last month I received a review copy of NOBLE ENTERPRISE: The Commonsense Guide to Uplifting People and Profits by Darwin Gillett. I had my doubts about the book when I received it..the cover art and use of the word ‘spirit’ sprinkled on the front and back covered just gave me a bad feeling about the […]

10 Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals

Are you looking to improve your IT skills? Are you a business leader looking to make your IT organization more effective? If so, take a look at Simon Stapleton’s eBook titled “The 10 Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals.” What are the 10 Habits?  Glad you asked.  They are: Openly Share Knowledge Coach Others Learn […]

Book Review: The Three Laws of Performance

I received an email a few weeks ago asking if I would be interested in reviewing the new book from Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan titled “the three laws of performance”.   I jumped at the opportunity….free book right? Well…I’d happily pay twice the list price for this book and so should you…but click over to […]

Lead Well & Prosper – book review

A few weeks ago I received a complimentary copy of Lead Well and Prosper: 15 Successful Strategies for Becoming a Good Manager from Nick McCormick, the author. When I received the book, I tossed it onto my desk with all the many unread books and promised myself I’d get to it soon. A Quick Read […]