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Select a category: BLOGS, recommended BOOKS, or selected VIDEOS. In each category, JD offers a collection of idea-generating picks.

Why don’t employees get the message? —JD

We don’t seem to be able to get anyone aligned on our teams. We are really aligned when we leave our Executive Team meeting then something happens. How can we make sure our message cascades throughout the entire organization?…

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Can employee-review process be improved? —JD

Our annual review process doesn’t seem to work well for my managers or our employees. We need to have some kind of process of review for our people. What do you see working well?…

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Getting unstuck, getting ready to sell —JD

As an executive coach for the past 15 years, I have worked closely with dozens of CEOs and their leadership teams. All of the executives with whom I work face similar issues. On top of that list is how to grow…

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How are you showing up? Dean Minuto

Yescalate® Tip 27: Can people trust you? A great tip from Dean Minuto, Vistage Speaker of the Year.


Give first. Dr. Robert Cialdini

Robert Cialdini discusses the Rule of Reciprocity. You have to give before you get. A great rule for business leaders.


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less —Greg McKeown

Every now and then a book makes a significant impact on you. While I was in Key West this winter, I read the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown. The disciplined pursuit of less is a lesson that every executive should learn. Learning to gracefully say no is only one lesson.  Read this book. It will make a material difference in your life. I use the lessons from this book daily.


Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War —P. W. Singer and August Cole

I heard about this book when I attended the US Army War College Annual Strategy Session. It is required reading for these folks posted at the Pentagon. Great entertaining read for the summer.