Friday, July 20, 2018

Number 20 for Dr. Ned Hallowell

This is Dr. Ned Hallowell's twentieth book and it is a page-turner.

When I first interviewed Dr. Hallowell for the Independent School magazine article, "Leadership for the Right Reasons: An Interview with Dr. Edward Hallowell," I knew then that he was an impressive factor in child development and leadership. Without a doubt, Dr. Hallowell is one of the foremost child psychiatrists in the country.

Of course, his book Driven to Distraction was a prominent bestseller.

Visit Dr. Hallowell's website for a wealth of resources.

Friday, July 6, 2018

The 5 Levels of Leadership

While John Maxwell's book has been out for some time, on the recommendation of a Captain in the Marine Corps, I read the book. Well, there is so much to learn about leadership from this amazing book. Here are a few salient, important points:

• "Leadership is an opportunity to serve." (pg. 87)

• "Rabbi Harold Kushner asserted, 'The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and share.' " (pg. 194)

• "The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability." (pg. 244)

• "True leaders put ego aside and strive to create successors who go beyond them." (pg. 250)

If you do not have the time to read the book, take 27 minutes to watch this video to hear what the author has to say about the 5 levels of leadership.