Guest contributions:

04.22.13  Uncommon Leadership 

04.02.15  Switch and Shift  

05.13.15  Better Practice Team Performance

05.29.15  Better Practice Team Performance

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07.14.15  Better Practice Team Performance

10.05.15  Switch and Shift 

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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The Day The Crayons Quit!




Crayons…?  Check.

Creativity…?  Double check. 

Leadership lessons…?  DING DING DING!    




Imagine reading the extremely popular new kid’s book “The Day The Crayons Quit!” and witnessing your entire leadership team drawn out in rich, vibrant colors.    

This book is about life and contribution from the perspective of crayons.  The book is also a metaphor for how we treat human capital in the workplace.  What’s the difference…?  I’d say about 20 yards – the distance between the kid’s section and the business shelf.   

Trust me, it’s all in there.  The over-worked…the miss-labeled…the favorite…the unused.  Those who operate within the lines and those who don’t.  Some are happy.  Some are feuding.  Others are tired and empty.  One is even naked! 

That’s probably enough of a spoiler.

Get the book and find out which member of your leadership team “can’t see over the railing of the crayon box anymore!”  

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