I was a grind. That was the word for it back in the day: the kid who sweated the details, who made flashcards. A striver, a grade-hog, a worker bee — that kid — and I can see him clearly now, almost 40 years later, bent over a textbook, squinting in the glow of a … Continue reading The Memory Secret | The Saturday Evening Post
10 Books That Will Change Your Life
Show me what you read, and I'll tell you who you are.... Are you looking for books that will change your life? Are you wanting to get leverage on yourself, and make real changes, but you’d love a guide to assist you? These 10 books absolutely fit that criteria. Read them, but more importantly, … Continue reading 10 Books That Will Change Your Life
Viking Mythology: What a Man Can Learn From Thor | The Art of Manliness
Thor — Giant-Slayer and God of Thunder — is the most well-known Norse god in our modern world. The Marvel comic books and films have of course spurred his fame, but they’ve also hampered our understanding of the Thor that Viking people worshiped and revered and looked to for protection. For one thing, rather than … Continue reading Viking Mythology: What a Man Can Learn From Thor | The Art of Manliness
HOW TO ASK BETTER QUESTIONSHITTING A CREATIVE WALL, OR GETTING NOWHERE WITH A COLLEAGUE? THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT HOW YOU ASK QUESTIONS.
"Effective leaders ask questions instead of giving orders," wrote Dale Carnegie nearly 80 years ago in his iconic book How to Win Friends and Influence People[/url], but too few of today’s bosses are following his advice."Leaders are expected to be decisive, bold, charismatic and visionary—they’re expected to know all the answers before others have thought of … Continue reading HOW TO ASK BETTER QUESTIONSHITTING A CREATIVE WALL, OR GETTING NOWHERE WITH A COLLEAGUE? THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT HOW YOU ASK QUESTIONS.
Spring Cleaning: A Leadership skill
Spring is a time for cleaning, you know, Spring Cleaning… - Yard work - All the closets in the house - The Garage - The Windows - The Walls Every surface and every corner gets a good deep cleaning, places you haven't looked at all winter and now you are obligated to, for Spring Cleaning … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: A Leadership skill
Leadership is all-to-often defined in terms that can often times sound controlling or manipulative. Back in 1982 or 83 I was given the opportunity to take the Dale Carnegie course in Effective Communications, part of the course content was his book, How to win friends and influence people, the title never sat well with me, … Continue reading Gen Leadership
Leadership or Anti-Leadership
U.S. Presidential flag, 1960-present (not usually called a "standard" in official U.S. government terminology). It is defined in Executive Order 10860. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) With the November election upon us, I think it’s a time to talk about leadership, what a leader is and is not. The qualities of a leader and the qualities of … Continue reading Leadership or Anti-Leadership
Ben Franklin and Leadership
Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Leadership is something we hear about all the time, we can attend seminars, read books and articles and even blog post. Everyone seems have the solution to being a leader. To me it seems that the title of the book or workshop seems to be more important that … Continue reading Ben Franklin and Leadership
Retreat to Success: A Book Review
Anyone who has read my blog or knows me, knows that I love to read. You would also know that I love to read all different types of books, from Catholic to Stephen King and everything in-between, reading is the elixir of life, books are your friend when no one else it, books are the … Continue reading Retreat to Success: A Book Review