Category Archives: Book Review

Reading List (Update)

[March 31, 2017]  Spring has finally arrived and with that our trees are starting to bloom and the lingering snow melt away.  I noted in my Reading List Update from January that I’m posting less on leadership books.  That doesn’t mean I’m any less interested or that my reading tastes have changed.  Nor does it… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[January 31, 2017]  It’s been about 10 weeks since I posted in my Reading List here at theLeaderMaker.com.  You’ll find me posting less because people are less interested in finding good books.  I blame that partly on my picks and partly on the fact that people are less interested in reading books that are simply… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[November 14, 2016]  While waiting to vote this past week, Election Day Tuesday, I struck up a conversation with an older gentleman and his wife.  He was a Korean War veteran, she a retired state judge, both were vivid reminders of how much our older generation still has to contribute.  While none of us volunteered… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[October 16, 2016]  The colder weather is certainly here in New York City with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.  I’m glad it’s here because the Fall weather and the turning of the leaves to bright autumn colors is a distraction from the hype of the presidential elections … and it gives… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[September 19, 2016]  In my entire lifetime there are two books I’ve read more than any other, read more intensively, valued more, and beholden to the wisdom from them.  They are the Holy Bible and Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.  To some these two books would seem to be a contradiction; one of peace,… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[August 11, 2016]  Summer with its oppressive heat and humidity is upon us here in the Northeast in full force.  American inventor Willis Carrier is given credit for large-scale electrical air conditioning and I am very grateful.   With my wife and I reconditioning our home in Brooklyn plus the heat of summer has taken some… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[May 21, 2016]  Do people read any more?  That was the question a young girl asked me at the book store last week.  I was hesitant to answer in some way other than in platitudes.  But it got me to thinking that people don’t read as much as they used to because other “fun” things… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[April 16, 2016]  What’s great for leaders about reading books is the chance to pickup lessons that are only truly learned in times of crisis.  Today I have a special treat for those who read for strategic lessons.  Those who read my blog know that I’m a fan of Winston Churchill because he was the… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[March 30, 2016]  Roughly every two weeks I do a book review here at theLeaderMaker.com.  Why?  Because reading is such a vital part of leadership.  Nearly every book I read on leadership tells me about lessons I already know about in some different way.  But what most tell me about the positive side of leadership… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[March 14, 2016]  In just a few days the first day of Spring official arrives but it’s already feeling like it here in Brooklyn.  The trees and flowers are starting to bud and the weather has the warmth of a sun finally getting its strength back.  Walking my Yellow Lab outside has become a true… Read More »