Here is the November, 2018 New York Times list of Business Books Best Sellers – Atomic Habits is at #3

The November, 2018 New York Times Business Books Best Sellers list is now published.  This is the best sellers list that I most closely follow. Through the years, we have presented synopses of a quite large percentage of the books that land on this list at our monthly event in Dallas, the First Friday Book Read More

Reminder Thursday – Follow the Script if you want to run a good event or meeting

Good meetings, good events, are well planned, and they cover all the details very well. I recently noticed something; and, not for the first time.  Those who plan with precision – i.e., those who prepare schedules, scripts, agendas – get more accomplished.  The formula is simple:  first you prepare a script, then you follow the script. Read More

Traction by Gino Wickman – Here are my Five Lessons and Takeaways

What is the point? All successful organizations and companies have a system — a system that they follow – throughout the organization.  Traction is a book that provides a usable, transferable, implementable system for companies aiming for success and growth. ———- At last Friday’s November’s First Friday Book Synopsis, I presented my synopsis of Traction:  Get Read More

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari; and Atomic Habits by James Clear – Coming for the December 7 First Friday Book Synopsis

We had a wonderful session today at the November First Friday Book Synopsis.  My synopsis of Traction by Gino Wickman resonated with a bunch of folks.  There is already quite a bit of interest in the EOS System described in the book Traction.  My synopsis covered the basics… And, The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Read More

The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin – Three Quick Observations/Lessons

…he quickly gets “task saturated.” “Task saturated” was a term we used in the SEAL Teams to describe how an individual, or a team, would get overwhelmed when multiple problems were encountered simultaneously. The Dichotomy of Leadership ——————— I’m feeling a little  task-saturated at the moment. Too many things to do; too many books to read.  Read More

In a time of paradigm shifting, we need a good old-fashioned system to rely on – thoughts prompted by Traction by Gino Wickman (and, Joel Barker; the Business of Paradigms)

(This is a slightly unfocused blog post – kind of like our current slightly unfocused times). I am presenting my synopsis of Traction next week at the Nov. 2 First Friday Book Synopsis; and today for the leadership team of a top-notch local company.  Traction is a book that presents a system for organizational health and Read More