• January 18, 2024

    Crazy Is a Compliment: Book Review

    In a vendor event, Lindsey recommended this as one of her favorite books. The opening quote is, ‘If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough.’ Well said! The author runs a company that encourages and nurtures entrepreneurs all over the world. Sometimes it’s funding, but often it’s encouraging, finding resources, and negotiating […]

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  • November 15, 2023

    Cues: Book Review

    I heard Ms. Van Edwards speak at the Global Leadership Summit last Summer. Based on that presentation, I decided to order the book, and I’m glad I did. The opening chapter starts with some visual cues from a Shark Tank episode. There were cues the entrepreneur missed and cues he sent that he probably didn’t […]

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  • October 18, 2023

    If You Want Something Done: Book Review

    Before anyone gets mad at me, I’d like to state for the record that Larry recommended this book to me! This isn’t a ‘complaining’ or an ‘I’m better than you’ book. The women featured include many names from history, as well as a few ‘everyday’ heroes. The book’s title is a take on a Margaret […]

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  • August 09, 2023

    Reset: Book Review

    During the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) in August, I heard Mr. Taylor speak—a powerful message, insightful and a call to action. Based on that experience, I dove into his latest book. This book is focused on Human Resources and makes the argument to put the ‘Human’ back in the title. No surprise he feels companies […]

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  • July 19, 2023

    A Daring Faith: Book Review

    As I sat down to read this book, it sounded like it was written to men, specifically. After all, Ken Harrison is the CEO of Promise Keepers. I almost put it down, but I’m glad I didn’t! I love the opening Preface—What’s the Point of it all? Why are we called to be selfless? We […]

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  • June 22, 2023

    Lead Like it Matters: Book Review

    I’ve heard Craig speak on several occasions, and each time, I was challenged and inspired. In this recent book he focuses on leadership principles for a church that lasts. However, many of these concepts, thought-provoking questions, and examples have a direct correlation with our businesses, organizations we serve, and even our families. First of all, […]

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  • March 30, 2023

    The Focus Project: Book Review

    Erik was a featured speaker at the CFMA Annual Conference in Atlanta GA. He was engaging and clearly loves his topic. You might know him by his signature bright green glasses. He shared the story of how this became associated with him and how he eventually embraced it as his brand. The heart of his […]

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  • March 15, 2023

    Enigma: Book Review

    This book was written in 1984 and is one of several on the topic of the Enigma encryption machines used during World War II. As I read the book, I was constantly reminded of things happening right here and now in 2022. The story focuses on the contribution of a Polish cryptology department and three […]

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  • January 18, 2023

    Book Review: Leadership Is An Art

    I love the opening sentences under the chapter What IS Leadership? “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you.” Another nugget right at the beginning; “It also helps us to understand that for many of us there is a fundamental difference between goals and rewards.” And […]

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  • December 14, 2022

    Book Review: The Customer Service Revolution

    I heard John DiJulius speak at a recent industry event in Nashville. His passion for the Customer Service revolution is sincere and compelling. Whether it’s in-person customer service, a call center, or online, people’s expectations are moving away from purely transactional to relational. When it’s just a transaction, we tend to move to price. If […]

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