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Stacey's Reading List...


"Tribe of Mentors" by Timothy Ferriss

"Shortcut" by John Pollack 

"Seeing What Others Don't" by Gary Klein

"Several Short Sentences About Writing" by Verlyn Klinkenborg

"The Birkman Method - Your Personality at Work" by Sharon Birkman Fink and Stephanie Capparell

"Creative Intelligence" by Bruce Nussbaum 

"Improv Wisdom" by Patricia Ryan Madson

"Training To Imagine" by Kat Koppett

"Quiet" by Susan Cain

"Where Good Ideas Come From" by Steven Johnson

"A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink

"Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman 

"Rework" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson  

"The Leadership Pipeline" by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel  

"Life:  Selected Quotations" by Paulo Coelho 

"Deep Change" by Robert Quinn

"The Power of Full Engagement" by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz  

"The Way of the Shepherd" by Dr. Kevin Leman and William Pentak  

"Developing the Leader Within You" by John Maxwell  

"Mr. Peabody's Apples" by Madonna

"Orbiting the Giant Hairball" by Gordon MacKenzie




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One for the road...

I do my best thinking while I’m running.  On those days when you cross over and enter into “the zone”, the run is nearly magical.  The mind processes at a level of clarity that’s nearly blinding, while the body carries on in effortless momentum.  It’s really quite extraordinary. 

During one such run, I remember adjusting the Road ID band on my wrist, thankful to have such a clever safety measure.  The premise of the Road ID band is to provide life-saving information to first responders in the event of an accident where I cannot speak for myself.  Brilliant idea. 

And then I remember thinking that I only wear the band when I run, which is 3-4 hours a week, depending on my mileage goals.  But what would I want someone to know about me the rest of the time…?  You know, when I’m not running - when I’m just being…me

And then a moment of clarity:  what if I created another Road ID band, one that I could wear all the time, spelling out who I am in terms of my core values?  Brilliant idea.

That’s exactly what I did.  And I wear it all the time. 


Runners and cyclists are the most familiar with Road ID products, so they usually don’t think twice about seeing someone wearing one.  When I’m facilitating to a greater audience mix, someone in the room will inevitably ask the question, “what is that?” 

And I tell my story. 

And the mood in the room shifts. 

Apparently there are a great number of folks who want to declare who they are and what they believe in.  Every conversation is incredibly powerful.  Just like running in the zone.  

“Understand who you are, get comfortable with it, and get on down the road.”

VALUES are your core commitments in life, and they determine many of your decisions and actions.  The better you understand your values, the easier it is to stay true to who you are and what you believe.

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Reader Comments (1)

Great blog! Maybe your idea will change the world...
I wear mine everyday too, and I have been asked many times what it means, or why I wear it.
Thanks for the great idea!

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrock

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