How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

Status: 2 chapters in.  Will make a great outsmarticle. Review forthcoming. Quick Summary: Ever noticed that great leaders do not always need the authority that they may or may not be given? Explore the endearing and enduring qualities of true leaders by examining them without their bureaucratic power. Identity, clarity, positivity, action… TBH I find the writing wordy, but worthy.

The First 90 Days

Status: I refer to this frequently, and gift it often. Invaluable resource. Quick Summary: Watkins makes a living helping people successfully do something we only do every few years; transition into a new role.  In here are all the insights and gems and pearls of wisdom that you might accumulate if you spent years studying thousands of transitions. A must read for any …

High Output Management

Status: Bookshelf pending re-read. (Last read over a decade ago.) Quick Summary: Must-read from the heady Silicon Valley startup days. Basically, stop wasting your time trying to be the Individual Contributor you once were (good at). Pay attention to setting up your team to win, by giving them the individual space, and building the right org and processes.