Posts Tagged: A Failure of Nerve

My Top 10 Leadership Reading List

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

Twice this month, people have asked what books on leadership I recommend. Here’s my Top 10 list, with comments. 1. The Five Temptations of the CEO by Patrick Lencioni This book isn’t for just CEOs; it should be titled “The Five Temptations of the Leader.” I make it required reading for all my executive coaching clients. 2. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni This book mirrors Lencioni’s…

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The Office Jerk

Monday, March 17th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

One of this year’s pleasant surprises has been renewing my friendship with my high school buddy Aloysius “No Sweat” Kosinski after our chance meeting at Chicago O’Hare in January. Since then, we’ve carried on a steady stream of conversations via email, text messaging and phone. And I’ve used some of those conversations as a basis for blogs I’ve posted. I’ve gotten quite a few comments from my group members and…

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Prepare to Squirm: No Sweat Quotes Edwin Friedman

Monday, February 24th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

When I was 15, sitting in my high school cafeteria eating lunch with my pal No Sweat Kosinski, I never dreamed that half a century into the future we’d be carrying on philosophical conversations about leadership. That’s what happened last week when we discovered that we both had read Edwin Friedman’s book A Failure of Nerve. Friedman had three careers rolled into one. Besides being a successful writer, he was…

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