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Stephen AdeleFounder and CEO, iSatori Technologies
My absolute favorite Chapter among the ten offered (and each even provides you with an actual read time) is entitled: “Don’t Bring A Knife To A Gun Fight – The Leader’s Toolkit.” My absolute favorite prescription is a list of 15 of the best questions you can use on a frequent basis and this one
"I read the book and found it to be perhaps the best book of its kind ( in that ‘Good to Great’ category of motivational and educational leadership books). Here’s wh. I actually am using many of the suggestions you made in the book - and I’m a relatively confident leader with many of the
Randy StraussFounder, Managing Partner—Straussgroup, Inc.
“Great job on the book. I love the way you write and tell stories so relevant and colorfully humorous at times. I especially like the tips in each chapter for how to be a more productive CEO. This is one of the few books, I'll keep on my desk, and find my referencing often. I
By Todd Ordal|
2017-12-11T08:54:13+00:00 December 11th, 2017|
The first book I bought for my first graduate school class decades ago was “Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices” by Peter Drucker. He wrote it in 1973, and it’s 800 pages of pure genius. I’m not [...]
By Todd Ordal|
2017-12-04T14:22:16+00:00 December 4th, 2017|
Being tagged as “strategic” or “not very strategic” can be a boon or a bust for your career in the business world. Unfortunately, you must dig deeper to understand what the compliment or curse means. [...]
By Todd Ordal|
2017-11-27T14:11:52+00:00 November 27th, 2017|
I’m always befuddled when a company appoints two people to one job. Oh, I get the job-sharing thing. If two dogcatchers work 20 hours a week, there’s one full-time dogcatcher (plus some additional administrative overhead). [...]
There are books aplenty from the rock stars of the business world, but how many of us can (or should!) lead like Steve, Martha or Jack. This book offers lessons in the form of short stories for the “wonderfully average” CEO trying to grow, improve profits and lead his or her team in the right direction.Download
Sun Tzu said, “Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” Yet as CEOs we are constantly seduced by the noise and don’t take the time to think strategically. Todd Ordal is a former CEO who now helps other CEOs lead better, profit more and sleep soundly! You’ll get a great return from the quick hit, pragmatic lessons in this gem of a book!Download
Organizations are complex things. Getting them to a start of “effectiveness” and executing your strategy to achieve your objectives requires constant tinkering. The BMW in your driveway may run reliably for many miles, but even a small organization has many more “moving parts” than your car and requires frequent tune ups. This book offers some short stories and questions to catalyze your thinking on optimal performance.Download
Effective executives are not nice, they are forceful; ambiguity is a necessity, and faster is often better. These are a few of the lessons you’ll pick up in this brief book of missives on leadership. If you use these stories as a platform to analyze your own leadership behavior and the effectiveness of your organization, it will provide you with a great return on time.Download