Quarter-Life Calling: How to find your sweet spot . . . by Paul Sohn – book review

I read this book by Paul Sohn with great expectations because I have been reading his blog for a couple years. As a retired grandmother, I am not a likely candidate to read Quarter-Life Calling – or am I? The truth is, I’m in the 3rd Quarter of my life, not the 1st but the more I read page after page of this book, the more relevant it became. Regardless of age, living the life God desires for us is living in our own sweet spot. The conflict between contentment …

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Competing to Win: Lessons Learned for Reaching the Next Level of Organizational Performance

Competing to Win: Lessons Learned for Reaching the Next Level of Organizational Performance by Dr. Ted Marra  Setting the tone for this book and deriving the major theme is clearly articulated in the forward by Philip Sadler. He says a global business operating in today’s world has many more balls in the air than a juggling act. In fact it is no longer a few standard variety balls in the air but multiples of two kinds. One set of balls is leadership, developing a vision, and creating culture while the …

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The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict – Book Review

The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute June 2015 – Conflict in high places, conflict in low places. There is no escape from intolerance within that becomes battles without. The world needs to practice what is conveyed in this book. Fostering peace is a heart level strategy. When a friend gave me a copy of this book she told me it was life changing. I wondered what was in it that impressed her with such cogency. Through the pages of this book, I came …

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Wired for Authenticity – book review

Lately I’ve been reading and hearing about authenticity. I don’t mean on occasion or now and then. I mean every day. So when I saw the title of this book I was intrigued. Wired for Authenticity, really? This book is full of lessons on the truth of how to live your life in authenticity. You can’t be your authentic self if you are trying to emulate someone else. You just end up being the second rate version of someone else. Now the author, Henna Inam, had my full attention because …

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Overcoming an Imperfect Boss – book review

Why is it so hard to work for someone else? Karin Hurt attempts to answer that in her book Overcoming an Imperfect Boss. “The boss-subordinate relationship is unnatural by design. We look to a person we have not chosen (whom we may or may not respect) for affirmation, evaluation, and reward. Then we have to figure out what will make that person happy. Further we take this unnatural structure and make it even more awkward through performance feedback systems.” Let’s admit right off the bat that your boss might be …

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Reflections – David J. Greer shares thoughts on growing your business

I have have been a fan of David Greer for over a year since I started following his blog during one of his sailing adventures. I couldn’t wait for his next post. Now he has applied his passion for sailing to principles of leadership in his new book Wind In Your Sails: Vital Strategies That Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Success. I can’t wait to read it!  In the meantime, I am honored to share this guest post from David that so closely aligns with values and attitudes that I have adopted …

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Refining Grace