Friday Finds 12-16-16

Friday Finds 12-16-16 Every year, my family watches “It’s a Wonderful Life” together. This year, my kids watched with their feet propped up by the fire. They make me laugh. What are some of your family traditions? Grab your morning coffee and enjoy a few articles...

My Finished Book List Of 2012

My Finished Book List Of 2012

Leaders read. Learners read. People who recognize they don’t have the market cornered on any particular subject read. It sharpens us. It enlightens us. It challenges us. It refreshes us. It gives us new perspective.

11 Books You Might Want To Read

11 Books You Might Want To Read

This year I set a goal to read 40 books. For some that might seem like a lot, but relative to some I greatly respect, it is not that many. Below are the books I have read so far this year, with a brief description of each. You might want to pick one or two of them up. Every month or two, I’ll update this list.

When You’re Done Learning, You’re Done

When You’re Done Learning, You’re Done There is a movie quote that haunts me.  It comes to my mind every so often, even though I haven’t heard it quoted directly in years.  As I think about it, I am reminded how I want to live. Remember the movie, Runaway Jury?  In it Gene Hackman is making a point...

How To Read A Book In An Hour

How To Read A Book In An Hour Reading just about kills some people.  Obviously, I don’t mean a physical death.  What I mean is that it overwhelms them.  It isn’t the casual reader that feels this tension.  It is all of us that have an insatiable appetite to learn. A friend walked in my...

How Do Leaders Read So Much?

How Do Leaders Read So Much? Leaders read.  They don’t just read a little here or there, either.  People who want to lead others into a mission far greater than themselves realize their need to grow.  The problem is most people want to learn and grow, but they aren’t willing to do...

Three Questions I Learned from President Bush

Three Questions I Learned from President Bush Over the holidays, I was finally able to finish the book, Decision Points, by George W. Bush.  Now, I have stated before on this blog in a previous post, my admiration for this president.  As well, I have made it clear that right-wing politics is not the root cause of...