As an entrepreneur, one of the most rewarding perks is the continuous learning journey that we are all on. Surrounding ourselves with communities of fellow business owners, whether through entrepreneurial peer groups, conferences or reading, is crucial in growing both personally and professionally. And while learning experiences take many forms, the common thread is learning through [...]
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A flurry of priorities and commitments pulling me in numerous directions, as the lines between personal and professional life continue to become blurrier and blurrier for us all; I want to share a resource that I recently revisited to help focus my attention on the right things, in the right ways, having the biggest impact [...]
Reclaiming Conversation was recommended by Adam Kaufman, a longtime friend that was a member of my first Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) forum back in 2001. Of course way back in 2001 the group was called Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO), permitting only members under the age of 40. Thankfully, the powers that be at YEO figured out that youth is not [...]
Our book club pick for this past quarter at ScaleCo was Simon Sinek’s Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action. Having heard Simon Sinek speak in the past, as he is a favorite among the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, I had for some reason not yet read this book, so was anxious to dive [...]
I keep a Microsoft Outlook task list of books highly recommended to me. Currently, the list has over 100 books. I average tackling 2-4 books per month, however the list never seems to shorten. Learning truly is a continual journey. On my list I record who suggested the book, my degree of excitement about the [...]
The more I read, the more I realize just how much there is to learn about business leadership. Contemplating how much information is out there is overwhelming, yet exciting. As entrepreneurs, we are on a continual learning journey. This month’s book pick is The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive by Patrick Lencioni. A noted title on Gino [...]
As one of the organizers and a participant in the 2014 EO Thrive conference held here in Cleveland, I was thrilled to have Martin Babinec, the founder of TriNet and an entrepreneur passionate about building entrepreneurial ecosystems, as one of the keynote speakers. As anticipated, I was moved by Martin’s desire to help transform the entrepreneurial [...]
As you know from my last book summary, I was fixated on Trust…or lack thereof, so I dug out my running list of books recommended by fellow entrepreneurs and noticed that The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey had been recommended by several people. This seemed like the perfect time to [...]
The second book in Evolution’s quarterly book club was The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. This is the second time I have read this book – it is a must read (or listen) for all teams that want to grow. Creating a cohesive team is more difficult than most entrepreneurs ever dream. My two [...]
Think and Grow Rich was a book suggested by Misty Young and Shila Morris, owners of Squeeze In, two inspiring entrepreneurs I spoke about in my last book review. I’m actually embarrassed to say that I had never heard of this book, as it is now one that I include in my ‘first pile’ suggestion for all [...]