Book Reviews

Growing Mentor Intelligence™

One of the best things a leader can do for another is to be their mentor. I recently met the author as we are both alumni of the same college, The United States Military Academy at West Point. Alan Landry’s book, “Growing Mentor Intelligence™, A Field Guide to...

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The Missing Piece for Entrepreneurs

Achieving Sustainable Growth through Business Alignment As we wrap up Small Business Appreciation Month, I reflect on the many entrepreneurs and small business owners I have worked with in the past as well as those who I currently work with. It is these innovative,...

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A Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership

Every once in awhile, I pick up a book sitting on my leadership bookshelf and re-read it. Because I process anything I read in the context of the here-and-now, re-reading older books through a new lens adds to the freshness of what it takes to make leadership a way of...

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Hacking Leadership

In my July 2014 newsletter, I referenced a book that has a wealth of ideas on how to improve our leadership success. Hacking Leadership, by Mike Myatt's is a book written for any type of leader. The author defines hacking as discovering an alternate path, clever and...

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No More Excuses

I had the opportunity several months ago to hear Sam Silverstein speak about his book “No More Excuses”. At some point in our leadership careers we have had to deal with excuses, either from ourselves, or from others around us. The author provides a simple framework...

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I'm Just Sayin'…

Like most new businesses, RPC Leadership Associates, Inc. started in an environment of uncertainty, and often tumultuous, change. We were elated when we achieved our five-year anniversary late last year and decided to celebrate by letting our readers tell us what...

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Choosing Change

When I look at most books that written about change, the author usually focuses on either personal change or organizational change.  While each category is important, they are integral to each other and thus should be addressed together.  In, “Choosing Change”,...

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Focus

As we learn to adapt to an information-rich, knowledge-poor world, focus becomes an all-important part of our success.  In his most recent book, “Focus”, Daniel Goleman, he of Emotional Intelligence fame, takes the reader deeper into what it takes to have enough focus...

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To Sell is Human

When I speak with clients about getting it right the first time and avoiding re-work, the one functional area that seems the most frustrating in this area is Sales.  Typically, when you don’t do it right the first time, someone else did (or at least did it better than...

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Getting Things Done

When I work with clients around their time management challenges, we work together on the attitudinal aspects of time management.  Our mindset towards time and how we manage our time goes a long way towards successfully getting the right things done and minimizing our...

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Entrepreneurial DNA

For many entrepreneurs, a metric of success is staying in business for five years or more.  Having successfully crossed that threshold, one of the reasons is being aware of, and managing to, our strengths and weaknesses as entrepreneurs.  This month’s book review is...

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The Right Decision Every Time

In keeping with the theme of effective decision-making this month, I recently read The Right Decision Every Time by Luda Kopeikina.  Her research working with over 100 successful CEOs provides us with great insights into the process of making effective business...

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