Book Nook2021-12-08T16:05:03-07:00

Welcome to my Book Nook

I love to read. Reading is one of the best ways for me to learn about new concepts and ideas. That said, I don’t generally take the time to reflect on what I have just read (i.e., learned) and I often find the content of one book melding into the content of another. So, I am setting my intention to change that habit and I will read, rate, review, and share my thoughts on at least one book per month. The books that I’m reviewing will be in the leadership development/personal development/business space. That’s not to say that I’m giving up on fiction (to check out what else I’m reading, you can follow me on Goodreads).

For books reviewed in 2020 and 2021, you will see a rating out of 5.  Books reviewed in 2022 and beyond will not have a rating. If I’ve gotten something from a book, then that makes it a worthwhile read for me. So, starting in 2022, the books that I choose to add to my Book Nook will always be books that resonated with me, introduced a new idea, or got me thinking.

I hope you find these reviews helpful and I welcome your thoughts and comments. I’d also love to hear what you’re reading!

  “Mind the Gap: Navigating Your Leadership Journey” by Doug Forsdick, Keri Schwebius, and Heather

  “How to Begin” by Michael Bungay Stanier   I am a huge fan of

  “No Cure For Being Human” by Kate Bowler   Book Nook Note: For this

“Workquake” by Steve Cadigan Rating: 4/5 In Workquake, Steve Cadigan examines current workplace trends and

“The Responsibility Process” by Christopher Avery Rating: 5/5 I know that a book has resonated

“The Culture Map” by Erin Meyer Rating: 4/5 I immediately bought The Culture Map after

  “Unleashed - The Unapologetic Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You” by Frances Frei &

  “Multipliers - How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” by Liz Wiseman Rating: 5/5

“Company of One” by Paul Jarvis Rating: 3/5 I so wanted to love this book.

  “Six Thinking Hats” by Edward de Bono Rating: 4/5 Although this book was originally

  “Lean Out: A Meditation on the Madness of Modern Life” by Tara Henley Rating:

“The Five Levels of Leadership” by John C. Maxwell Rating: 4/5 There are so many

“Powerful – Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility” by Patty McCord Ranking:

“Trillion Dollar Coach – The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell” by

“Ask For More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything” by Alexandra Carter Rating: 5/5 This book

“Getting Naked” by Patrick Lencioni Ranking: 4/5 If you know me, you know

“White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo Rating: 5/5 Like many people, I’ve been thinking a lot

“The Creative Curve” by Allen Gannett Ranking: 3.5/5 This is a concept book.

“Crucial Accountability” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al

“The Advice Trap” by Michael Bungay Stanier Ranking: 4/5 This is a companion

Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement" Rich Karlgaard

“Start With Why” by Simon Sinek Rating: 3/5   3/5 to the book and 5/5

"The Making of a Manager" Julie Zhou Rating: 4/5 New managers and team

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