Book Review – Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

If you are a leader, think you are a leader, or aspire to be a leader, then you need to read Simon Sinek’s book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t*. I believe this book does a great job explaining why some teams excel and others fail. A lot of the success and failure can be closely tied to leadership. In his book, Sinek explained the science behind good and bad leadership and team performance in terms that I could easily understand. Having worked in two distinct cultures: military and higher education. I am aware of a difference in leadership. I certainly have my preferences and I am happy to report I believe they align with what Sinek shared. Read the rest of this entry

Adult Learning and Adult Education Reading List

Adult Learning and EducationWhen I was a student working on my doctorate at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Michael Day and the other faculty had put together a recommended reading list on adult education and adult learning. I personally tried to collect and read as many of these books as I could. Here are books from that list. Over time, I intend to expand the list with other gems as I find them.

Come Join Me on a Reading Challenge or Two

Come Join Me on a Reading Challenge or TwoAnne at Modern Mrs. Darcy has created two very interesting reading challenges: one for fun and one for growth. After having participated in her 2016 reading challenge, I am excited to participate in this one. I am accepting both challenges along with setting a 50 book reading goal in Goodreads. I want to encourage you to join me. You can do one or both of the Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenges or join me in a Goodreads challenge. Read the rest of this entry

2016 was a Great Year for Reading!

2016 was a Great Year for Reading!Based on previous review posts, I am at least a month ahead of schedule for this post. For me, 2016 was a great year for reading. I signed up for and successfully completed two reading challenges: Goodreads and Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenge. The list of books I read in 2016 helped me see the world just a little differently as well as provide me with some great strategies for engaging with the world.  Read the rest of this entry

Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge Comes to an End

Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge Comes to an EndBack in February, I extended a challenge for you to participate with me in the Modern Mrs. Darcy “read 12 books in 12 different categories in 12 months.” Well, the challenge is now officially over, how did you do? Me, I am pleased to report that although it came done to the last hours in 2016, I was able to successfully complete the challenge.  Read the rest of this entry