Posts Tagged: lee thayer

The Leadership Chops to be POTUS

Sunday, September 11th, 2016 | By: Mike Donahue

I listened to the Diane Rehm Show on NPR as I drove to the airport on August 26. The journalists on the show held points of view on the left and right of the political spectrum, one side damning The Donald while praising Hillary and the other side reflectively taking the opposite point of view in their discussion. The panelists were highly regarded journalists working for some of America’s best-known…

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Wimpy Behavior

Monday, August 4th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

I’ve referenced Lee Thayer in a blog at least once a month since last winter and this blog will keep the string intact for another month. Few people can write about leadership and make me squirm like Dr. Thayer can. This blog is all about what he calls the “Five Drivers of Wimpy Behavior.” I pulled these thoughts from Chapter 7 of the revised edition of his book Leadership: Thinking,…

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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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