Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? ~ Book of the Week

Yes. I went there. So, this title is definitely loaded isn’t it? It’s written by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a psychologist brave enough to tackle this tough topic. Using his doctoral background and research, he’s gone into the murky waters of why men tend to get chosen for leadership positions over women, and how incompetent men are … More Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? ~ Book of the Week

Book of the Week ~ “Lead Like Wesley” and “Rising Strong”

I had a hard time deciding, but ultimately chose the book Lead Like Wesley by Mark L. Gorveatte as this week’s book of the week, during Holy Week. John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. And since many of the books I choose are about leadership development and skills, I thought this book … More Book of the Week ~ “Lead Like Wesley” and “Rising Strong”

“The Art of Asking” by Amanda Palmer ~ Wednesday’s Book of the Week

This week’s book of the week is The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. Amanda, a rock musician who’s TED talk went viral, uses those experiences of being a rock musician and a street performer describing the lessons she learned from asking. Her Kickstarter went on to raise 1.2 million dollars for her project. Today … More “The Art of Asking” by Amanda Palmer ~ Wednesday’s Book of the Week

“Working with Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman ~ Wednesday’s Book of the Week

First published in 1998 and reissued in 2006, Daniel Goleman was among the group of the first to start talking about emotional intelligence. For that very fact is why I chose this book for the book of the week. It’s a little dry in places and at the beginning he talks a little too much, … More “Working with Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman ~ Wednesday’s Book of the Week

Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud ~Wednesday’s Book of the Week

This week’s book of the week is Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud. About a year ago I read the original book titled just, Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud. That book really helped me tremendously with seeing boundaries that I didn’t realize I wasn’t setting in my personal life. Just recently I found the Boundaries for … More Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud ~Wednesday’s Book of the Week

The Four Skills of Emotional Intelligence

 Reading about emotional intelligence and being emotionally intelligent in certain situations is two different things. It’s kind of like a lot of things, including nursing for instance. There are nurses who are book smart and there are nurses who become great nurses who continually learn throughout their nursing career, becoming better and better. Another great … More The Four Skills of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves ~ Wednesday’s Book of the Week

This week’s book of the week is Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves. It is a small book and short read, but what I like most about it is that it really focuses on getting you to understanding your emotional intelligence (EQ). You find out what level you’re at and then are … More Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves ~ Wednesday’s Book of the Week