Book Reviews

Lincoln’s Melancholy

By Joshua Wolf Shenk This is an excellent book about Lincoln’s depression. The principle lesson is one of wholeness, about integration…that we cannot understand another person without seeing the whole being, the whole person, the whole or integrated life. While President…

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Leadership and Happiness Newsletter

Friends, Welcome to my second quarterly newsletter. In the last newsletter, I dealt with the role that being altruistic/kind plays in effective leadership. I would like to stay with the leadership subject in this newsletter by providing a definition and…

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Crucial Conversations

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillian and Al Switzer Forward by Stephen Covey This is a breakthrough book There are a few defining moments in our life that make all the difference. Many of these moments come from “crucial conversations”…

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

by Patrick Lencioni Summary Notes by Doug Smith [Words in this type of parenthesis are my thoughts, not necessarily the authors.] Teamwork begins with trust and trust requires overcoming our desire for “invulnerability”.  Trust occurs when people feel they can…

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