Life Is . . .

Posted on 26. Sep, 2009 by in Blog

Life isn’t about keeping score. It’s not about how many friends you have     or how accepted you are. It isn’t about if you have plans this weekend     or if you’re alone. It isn’t about who your family is or how much money they have     or what kind of car you drive. It isn’t about […]

If You Can

Posted on 26. Sep, 2009 by in Blog

If you can start the day without caffeine. . . If you can get along without pep pills. . . If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains. . . If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles. . . If you can eat the same food every day and […]

Charles Schultz’s Philosophy

Posted on 26. Sep, 2009 by in Blog

Name the five wealthiest people in the world. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress. Name the last decade’s worth of […]

The Inner Work of Leaders: Leadership as a Habit of Mind

Posted on 26. Sep, 2009 by in Blog

Barbara Mackoff & Gary Wenet New York: AMACOM, 2001 In this approach to leadership, two psychologists profile more than 50 leaders who have leveraged the legacy of their life experiences into five powerful habits of mind to shape the way they think about, and respond to, challenges in their leadership. Readers learn about the inner […]

Leadership is an Art

Posted on 26. Sep, 2009 by in Blog

Max DePree New York: Dell Publishing, 1989 This thoughtful book offers an innovative style of business leadership, a humanistic approach that is responsible for the remarkable success of some of America’s most admired. Going beyond the mechanics of leading and into the ethics and philosophy of leadership, the book puts a human face on what […]

Insights on Leadership: Service, Stewardship, Spirit, and Servant-Leadership

Posted on 26. Sep, 2009 by in Blog

Larry C. Spears, Editor New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998 Many of today’s most respected business thinkers explore how Robert Greenleaf has influenced today’s leaders and discuss a range of leadership principles at the heart of his philosophy, including: stewardship, the spirit of the workplace and the concept of healing leadership. Over the course […]

Spirit at Work: Discovering the Spirituality in Leadership

Posted on 26. Sep, 2009 by in Blog

Jay Alden Conger Jossey-Bass; 1st ed (1994) (This book is) An insightful exploration into the role of spirituality in leadership. The contributors use thought-provoking examples to expand the definition of leadership to include the development of hospitable spaces for work life, services to both the organization and the community, and personal development of individuals within […]

Awakening Corporate Soul: Four Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Work

Posted on 26. Sep, 2009 by in Blog

Eric Klein & John B. Izzo, Ph.D. Canada: Fairwinds Press, 1999 Awakening Corporate Soul advocates the use of ancient concepts to improve both employee satisfaction and workplace yield. Eric Klein and John Izzo, a yogi and a minister who are also business consultants, mix Eastern and Western ideas to suggest new ways of developing a […]