I am still owing your book review summary for month of February, so here we go;-)
I have started 2nd month of 2010 with Ken Robinson and his super cool book Element. Main lessons learned are summed up in the blog post about reading books (consider video as bonus for you). Enlightenment for Slovakia was done via Slovak blog post about Ken’s book, including interesting quotes and basic info about Ken’s work, as he is pretty unknown here… I hope there are few more people in Slovakia who are aware about Ken’s art by now.
February’s reading journey has continued with taking The Road with Corman McCarthy‘s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. It was little bit spooky as the story pictures Earth after apocalypse, but relationship between father and son who have survived, their dialogues and the light they carried within was pretty powerful. I will shortly supplement this great reading experience with movie based on this book, which was made in 2009. More over The Road was my 1st book which I have read on Kindle and it was very pleasant experience, except the fact that my thumb was little bit numb, as I have read the book with 2 nights 😉
Reading “climax” was accompanied by Seth Godin‘s new book – Linchpin. What to add about this book? I did give tribute to Seth’s gift in special live book review video about it and I did share Seth’s messages on Slovak blog as well. Linchpin was one of the best books I have ever read. Thank you Seth!
Ron Carucci is person who has changed my life and his book Leadership Divided was the main reason how NGLS project was born. So let me dedicate column quote of the month to Ron. Book about how senior managers trained in more traditional leadership approaches could engage and connect with the emerging leaders of a new generation.
Leadership is not someone does to someone else. Rather, it is something one does with someone else.
Without relationship – pure, authentic relationship – nothing happens.
When we seek to be seen without flaws, we wind up looking untrustworthy and under-performing.
Art of meaningful, high-impact conversation is having a great cup of coffee.
Life isn’t anything until you call it.
Gratitude is the glue that transforms an organization into a vibrant, high-performing community.
Remaining grateful for having such a “super cool gang” around >>> “Thank you for YOU!”