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John Pearson
John Pearson is the president of John Pearson Associates, Inc., a board governance and management consulting firm in San Clemente, Calif.
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Oldies, but still goodies! I'm revisiting my Top 10 books of 2013, including my 2013 book-of-the-year, "What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Discover the 20 Workplace Habits You Need to Break," by Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Dan Ariely (the prof) and Jeff Kreisler (the funny guy) say we MISTHINK money. Read their provocative (and hilarious) book, "Dollars and Sense." Definitely changed my flawed thinking about how to spend smarter. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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"The Power of Moments" is my Book-of-the-Year pick for 2017 and nine more books made my Top 10 list. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Here are 11 gift options for your last-minute Christmas shopping. Leaders are readers! Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Jack Alexander’s new book, "The God Guarantee," says you can find freedom from the fear of not having enough. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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ECFA President Dan Busby and John Pearson team up to write "Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom" with 40 short chapters, including some boardroom bloopers. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of "The Power of Moments," warn: "Beware the soul-sucking force of reasonableness." Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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The director of landscape services at Ole Miss creates Landscape University to address dysfunction and lack of leadership growth--calling it "leadership lessons from the ground level." Brilliant! Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Here's a trend! Read "Illuminate" and "The Power of Moments" together--and you'll learn the art and science of creating defining moments. Powerful! Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Chick-fil-A had a culture of "continual improvement," but not necessarily innovation. Then they launched the "Hatch" center--with a "break stuff" ceremony. Brilliant. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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This amazing book, "Illuminate," says the path to strong movements is five-fold: Dream, Leap, Fight, Climb, and Arrive. I've never, ever read anything quite like this. Powerful! Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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John Maxwell says "The secret to a good meeting is the meeting before the meeting." And he waited until he was 60 before writing this lesson! Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Hans Finzel's latest book is a winner! "Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader" provides succinct insights for your next 10 staff meetings. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Warning! Before your church jumps on the latest gospel bandwagon…and “plants” another church (or adds a “church campus” as they're called)…read this book. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Is "The Cubs Way" a baseball book or a management book? Yes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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David McKenna's new book, "Call of the Chair," cautions boards not to speed-vote an ill-prepared person into the board chair seat. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Amazing leadership and management lessons from 10 White House chiefs of staff who served Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Yikes! Here are 38 TRUE or FALSE questions on former White House chiefs of staff. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Bob Phillips says that by the time we're in our mid-sixties, we've spent several thousand hours in some form of conflict. Yikes! Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Yikes! Yikes! Yikes! The robust 2017 edition of "Barna Trends" is jam-packed with trending insights on culture, life, and faith. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Top Navy SEAL says "make your bed" to change your life--and the world. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Here are my nine picks for "Book-of-the-Year" from 2008 to 2016. Leaders are readers! Enjoy my favorite quote from each book. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Don't make any more changes in your organization until you read "Managing Transitions" to learn why change is external, but transition is internal--the classic book by William Bridges with over 650,000 copies sold. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Raise your hand if it's been more than a year since you've read a time management book. OK--then read this brilliant time-saver by Michael R. Clarke: "Time Management Made (Stupidly) Easy." Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Reviews of nonprofit and church tax and financial books for 2017, plus "Jesus' Terrible Financial Advice!" Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog