Coming for July 12 (the 2nd Friday of July) – Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World; and Wolfpack by Abby Wambach

We had a terrific morning at the June First Friday Book Synopsis.  I presented my synopses of Building a StoryBrand and Trillion Dollar Coach. Both books are valuable; useful; challenging…  And the two synopses were a “hit!” for the well over 100 people gathered. I will post my lessons and takeaways from both books on this Read More

Here is the June, 2019 list of Best Selling Business Books from the New York Times – Dare to Lead by Brené Brown is at the top spot

The New York Times has released its list of Best Selling Business Books for June, 2017.  At the top of this month’s list is Dare to Lead by Brené Brown, which I presented at the January First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. It is a terrific, needed book. Of the ten books on this month’s list, after our Read More

“Coach” Bill Campbell’s “It’s the People Manifesto” – from The Trillion Dollar Coach

Assuming expertise required for the job, what next?  The answer is people – people skills; interaction skills; team skills…  what we frequently call the “soft skills.” From the book The Trillion Dollar Coach, the great and legendary Silicone Valley Coach Bill Campbell put it clearly in his “It’s the People Manifesto.” IT’S THE PEOPLE – People Read More

People are Not Reading (as many) Books; Not even Picking them up off the shelves – A Reflection

(I’ve been away on vacation. Sorry about the lack of posting here on my blog. Hopefully, certainly by next week, I will be back on a more complete blogging schedule). ———– News item:  The Books of College Libraries Are Turning Into Wallpaper; University libraries around the world are seeing precipitous declines in the use of the books on Read More

Read; Listen; Learn – Then YOU have to put it into Action – (with thoughts from The Power of Moments by Chip Heath & Dan Heath)

Twice this week I presented my synopsis of The Power of Moments by Chip Heath & Dan Heath.  One of my two audiences was made up of people who design activities for retired people – people living in independent living retirement communities. The other audience was made up of leaders of a North Texas city. Two very different audiences.  Read More

When you speak in front of others, Speak Out! Don’t be tentative – Five very practical tips

I am wrapping up another semester teaching speech at the community college level. I have some students who are naturally outgoing; almost natural speakers. I have other students who are so very tentative.  More than a little nervous.  And so reticent. When these students speak, they speak with such low volume, that it is difficult Read More