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The Power of Moments (Chip and Dan Heath)

“Moments matter.  And what an opportunity we miss when we leave them to chance.” The Power of Moments:  Why Certain Experiences have Extraordinary Impact is an inspirational book that makes readers stop and think about past situations and how to … Continue reading

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Make Your Bed (Admiral McRaven)

A colleague lent me her copy of Make Your Bed:  Little Things that Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World.  It is a concise, easy to read manuscript of tips that he described at a 2014 graduation address at … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Dominique O’Rourke: The Confidence Code (Kay & Shipman)

Posted on July 20, 2017by AYearOfBooksBlog Thank you to my wonderful friend, Dominique O’Rourke, for sharing her review of The Confidence Code.  We first met at the University of Guelph while studying leadership and shared two years of essays, assignments, … Continue reading

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Everyone’s An Artist (Ron Tite, Kavanagh, Novais)

January is a fresh beginning and seems a great month to inspire leadership.  As I embark in a Resolution Reads Non-Fiction challenge, it is time to read the signed books that I purchased at the November Art of Leadership conference.  This conference was fantastic and the books will continue to … Continue reading

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Ron Tite: The Art of Leadership

Tite reinforces that this reinvention has “lead to an amazing career” and that reinventing themselves “is what great leaders do”.  He spoke of the Top 10 brands and provided examples of how they have reinvented themselves including Apple, Google and Microsoft.  He even used the … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson – The Art of Leadership Event

  The initial speaker at the Art of Leadership conference was Sir Ken Robinson, an expert in creativity and innovation whose TED talk Do Schools Kill Creativity has been viewed by over 41 million people!  He received his knighthood in 2003 for his … Continue reading

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The Happiness Equation (Neil Pasricha)

Many of you have likely heard of The Book of Awesome.  This was written by Canadian author, Neil Pasricha who was to present at the Toronto Reference Library.  Inspired by this upcoming event, The Happiness Equation made it to my … Continue reading

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Disrupt Yourself (Whitney Johnson)

Disrupt Yourself is a terrific book for individuals finding themselves at a cross-roads in their career.  It encourages the reader to take risks instead of taking the safe road and consider what you really want for the future.  It is based … Continue reading

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Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us (Seth Godin)

“The secret of leadership is simple:  Do what you believe in.  Paint a picture of the future.  Go there.  People will follow.” Seth Godin has written a very easy to read synopsis on leadership using  examples that the reader can identify with. … Continue reading

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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In (Fisher & Ury)

Getting to Yes has been the focus of education at the office for the past couple of months.  It provides tips and guidance to negotiate successfully while building relationships and determining solutions that facilitate acceptance on both sides.  Although the … Continue reading

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