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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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A collection of words...

I have been fascinated with language for as long as I can remember. Not just with words themselves, but the arrangement of the words to say something that is profound in thought, simple in proclamation, or hysterically funny.  

For years now, it has been my privilege to work with extremely gifted leaders through various types of coaching relationships.  While these individuals look to me for insights and perspective, I never lose sight of the fact that they will inevitably teach me something as well.  Because as one sage said, “there is no monopoly on wisdom.” 

What follows is a small compilation of those thoughts, quotes, questions, expressions and epiphanies.  A collection of words.  


You have to have your own vision of how to lead someone else’s vision.

I don’t check my people as often as I check my numbers.

It’s not how much it weighs, it’s how long I hold it.

You’re looking at me like a cow looks at a new gate! 

You never go to bed the same person. 

Decisions that you don’t make are still decisions that you make.

Everything you do or don’t do creates impact.

My view of reality limits me, not reality.

Success has a different definition for everyone. 

You can’t talk your way out of something that you behaved your way into.

If I doubt you in one area, you become suspect in every other. 

It’s that simple.  It’s that hard.

What if I’m working so hard that I’m losing what I’m trying to protect?

Your people will take care of you – one way or another.

Don’t let the consequence drive your behavior.

Don’t confuse courage with confrontation – the goal is not to win but to communicate.

There is no monopoly on wisdom.

It hit me like a wet squirrel in a phone booth! 

People do what they see you measure.

Model it first.  Require it second.

I can’t be all things to all people, but I can be all me all the time.

If we’re both in a canoe, and there’s a hole in your end, I have to be a real moron to celebrate on my end.

Share your gifts – someone’s waiting on you. 

What would you say if your story had an audience?

Sometimes you just have to shut up and row.  


You can learn something from everyone.…if you’re paying attention.  

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Some of these are really profound. And I'm planning to steal them shamelessly.

June 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

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