Strategic Voice

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Strategic Voice – A Review of … Strategic Planning: An Interactive Process for Leaders By Dan R Ebener, and Frederick L Smith, 2015, Paulist Press Strategic Voice   Looking ahead builds forward momentum.  Post-pandemic we need fresh voices for the future.  This short book offers great ideas for engaging staff and community in strategic thinking and…

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From My Bookshelf: The Art and Science of Getting Better

Deliberate Practice … key to getting better Three new books this month on getting better.  Each of these mini-reviews adds meaning to our theme of deliberate practice and communities of practice. Communities of Practice work.  A community of practice is a group of people who share an interest in getting better.  The concept, from Lave…

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More Books on Leadership, Equity … and a Thriller

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More from my bookshelf – March 2021 More books on leadership, equity, history … and.a thriller Leadership: The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities (J-B Lencioni Series) by Patrick M. Lencioni  | Feb 19, 2020 The shortest book ever.  Do we aspire to BE executives … or DO the hard work of executing?  Do…

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Review – Helping People Change

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Excerpts:  Helping People Change: coaching with compassion for lifelong learning and growth Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, Ellen Van Oosten   Keys to growing high capacity leaders – Larry Kyle Schwartz, a third-grade teacher, suspected there was more to know about her students than their enrollment data or standardized test scores.  To be a truly effective…

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Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity

Review: Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The keys to successful equity implementation By Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple When students feel a sense of belonging they will achieve. – Brenda CampbellJones For … or against Being against racism … or achievement gaps … is a start.  But the real question, according to the authors…

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More Books on Belonging and Black History

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More Books – February 2021 More Books from: Recent Reads Belonging Black History Interested in other topics? Email me @ larry@larrynyland.com or text me @ 425-418-4398.   Current Reads: Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments by Stefan H. Thomke  | Feb 18, 2020 Businesses run, collectively, more than one test for every person living in the…

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Agile and Adaptive Leadership

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Excerpts:  Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace by John C. Maxwell  | Feb 5, 2019 Adapt to survive and thrive Perhaps at no other time in recent history has adaptability been more important than it is now.  – John Maxwell Maxwell shares 11 essential changes—leadershifts—for adapting our leadership to the future. The top three leadership…

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Books: Leadership Renewal, Equity, & Best Sellers

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More from my bookshelf on Leadership Renewal – January 2021 The top reads for 2020 was the most popular blog last month.  So this month, the MORE segment has three parts: Recent Reads (for me anyway) Leadership Renewal: Personal Renewal … and Organizational Renewal Should you ever want a recommendation let me know.  200 reads…

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Top Reads for 2020

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More from my bookshelf  |  Best of 2020 Here are my top 20 reads for 2020: Four each in Equity, History, Leadership, Education, and Spiritual Growth.  Racial Equity We are at a tipping point in society’s understanding of racial equity. There are many great books telling WHY we need to be concerned, aware, and take…

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Review: Culture Code

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Review: Culture Code Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle Group culture is one of the most powerful forces on the planet. – Daniel Coyle Wow. How is that for a strong opening? Daniel Coyle goes on to describe in hard facts just how much more effective strong cultures are. And…

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