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Book Summary: “Transitions” by William Bridges

I appreciate the saying by the great American philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson that “Not in his goals but in his transitions man is great.” So, I was excited when my friend Derek Noether suggested the book Transitions, because we all deal with many changes in...

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Book Summary: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

When Kathleen O'Grady, Founder and CEO of Raleigh Coaching, suggested that I read this book, I could tell that she was excited for me to do so...and for good reason. Coelho's book was written 25 years ago and is just as relevant today. The Alchemist is a story about a...

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Book Summary: “Getting Naked” by Patrick Lencioni

A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears that Sabotage Client Loyalty Let's first address the obvious: this book has an eye-catching and even provocative title. However, what Lencioni is referring to as "getting naked" is the willingness to be vulnerable, for...

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Book Summary: “Drive” by Daniel Pink

Drive is another popular book from the author of best-selling and insightful books such as The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, Free Agent Nation and A Whole New Mind. Subtitled The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Drive rebukes the long-standing belief that,...

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Book Summary: “The Missing Piece” by Richard Lochner

I was excited to read this book by my friend and colleague Rick Lochner of RPC Leadership Associates. Rick is an accomplished leadership development expert, executive coach, and business consultant, and has been a Visiting Professor at the Keller Graduate School of...

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Book Summary: “Just Listen” by Mark Goulston

Goulston, a psychologist, consultant, author and frequent contributor on TV, has written an insightful and example-laden book that explores many facets of not "just" listening, but of effective communication, in general. Subtitled "Discover the Secret...

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