My current reading – White Fragility; Building a StoryBrand; The Fearless Organization; AI Superpowers — What are you reading now?

(Note:  I’ve been a little under the weather lately.  I’m able to do my reading; but not much writing for the blog.  Sorry about that…) ——————– What are you reading right now?  That is always a fun question.  And, there are so many books to read – good books — to help us learn.  And Read More

The era of Constant Collaboration– A challenge clearly identified by Amy Edmondson in The Fearless Organization

I define collaboration as people working together – sometimes by choice, sometimes not. Sometimes we collaborate to jump-start creativity; other times the focus is simply on getting things done.  In each case, people in a good collaboration accomplish more than the group’s most talented members could achieve on their own. Twyla Tharp, The Collaborative Habit Today’s Read More

Here is the New York Times list of Best Selling Business Books for February, 2019 – Atomic Habits, James Clear #2; Dare to Lead, Brené Brown is #3

The New York Times has published the list of best selling business books for February, 2019.  The number one book is Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, the exposé of the company Theranos. At #2 is Atomic Habits by James Clear, a book I presented at the December First Friday Book Synopsis. Of the ten books listed, we have Read More

NUTS! about Herb Kelleher and Southwest Airlines – here are my five lessons and takeaways

Over the 20+ years of the First Friday Book Synopsis, I have presented three books by and/or about legendary business leaders connected with Dallas.  The first was The Mary Kay Way by Mary Kay Ash. The second was Uncontainable by Kip Tindell, the recently retired CEO from the Container Store. The third is NUTS! about the leadership of Herb Read More

The fifth (and deadly) quadrant – with apologies to Kim Scott, Radical Candor

For years, I recommended Encouraging the Heart by Kouzes and Posner as the first book a new leader should read – and, really, any leader should read.  I still love, and recommend, the book.  But my current new first recommendation choice is Radical Candor by Kim Scott.  It is a great, practical, usable, put-this-to-work immediately kind of book. Read More

The Fearless Organization, Amy Edmondson; AI Superpowers, Kai-Fu Lee – Coming for the March 1 First Friday Book Synopsis

This morning, we had a large group of folks gather for the February First Friday Book Synopsis.  Over 130 people gathered – I think our largest attendance ever at the Park City Club. Thanks to Ed Savage for presenting his synopsis of Leadership:  In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin.  And I remembered and honored Herb Kelleher Read More