Midpoints are important: A third observation from Dan Pink

As you would expect in a book about timing, Pink in his book When talks about midpoints and their importance to us. Most of us are familiar with the concept of the “midlife crisis”. Movie after movie has been created and image after image of people taking off to reinvent themselves have been created. Pink, …

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When is the best time to make important decisions?

Last week I reported on some information from Dan Pink’s new book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. I mentioned that I was getting my copy that day and I would be writing about my reading of the book. This is the first report of several in the coming month. Timing can save lives …

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The Coaching Habit: A book review

As part of my consulting I am often asked “What is the best way to say this?” or “How do I talk to someone?” or even more directly “I need help in being a better coach.” Thus, when I was offered the opportunity to review a book on coaching I accepted. The book The book …

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Great advice on leadership: A review of Don’t Just Manage Lead!

I have to be honest, when I started reading this book I expected a book of leadership platitudes and truisms written by yet another CEO trying to make his name as an author. I am happy to say that was NOT what I found. Arthur E. Coombs III has produced a book that is generously …

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Three Men & A Book: Book Review of Start by Jon Acuff

      The Three Men & a Book trio, of Todd Schnick, Bill Ramsey and I reviewed Start by Jon Acuff. Acuff provides the reader with advice on how to leave the life of average and embrace “awesome.” He tells you how to face your fear and just “start.” He tells you how to …

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A Book Review of Predatory Thinking: A Podcast

The third podcast of Three Men and a Book focused on a book by Dave Trott, a copywriter based in the U.K. The book was Predatory Thinking, A Masterclass in Out-thinking the Competition. This was an interesting book, probably not one I would normally read. It is good, however, to read out of your normal …

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