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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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Top Navy SEAL says "make your bed" to change your life--and the world. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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John Pearson picks "The ONE Thing" as his 2016 book-of-the-year and lists nine more runner-ups. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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The third book in Scott Rodin's trilogy--keys to the life God created you to live. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Max De Pree's contrarian conversations on board governance make "Called to Serve" a powerful, but short, book that is perfect for experienced and rookie board members. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Global soccer player and coach, Aaron Tredway, writes a page-turner with 24 short extraordinary stories of everyday faith! Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Peggy Noonan selects and organizes 82 columns and delivers a political plumb line for measuring your worldview. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Christianity Today's Church Law & Tax team publish an immensely practical book for your church's information technology team, authored by Nick Nicholaou. Take the pop quiz! Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson's book, "100 Deadly Skills," is a must-read for one key person on your team--100 short tips for eluding pursuers, evading capture and defeating duct tape! Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Earl Taylor invites four leadership gurus to share management insights and wisdom for new nonprofit CEOs. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should read this book--with savvy insights from former U.S. presidents on being the leader of the free world! Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Gen. Stanley McChrystal says "the temptation to lead as a chess master, controlling each move of the organization, must give way to an approach as a gardener, enabling rather than directing." Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Patrick Lencioni's latest (and very funny) business fable says there are three virtues that should define every healthy team: humble, hungry, and people smart. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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High versatility is the missing link in leadership--here's why. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Gary Keller says to focus on ONE Thing to achievement extraordinary results. This could be my book-of-the-year! Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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"God throwing his weight around," is just one of dozens of must-read insights in Terry Powell's powerful book, "Serve Strong." Amazingly transparent and practical. Oh, my. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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"Boring is criminal" so check out this creative workbook and coloring sheets for ministry branding, "REBRAND," by Jason Pearson. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Here's why one leader placed two big jars on his bedroom dresser--to daily reflect on his stewardship of time. Read Steve Brown's powerful book, "Leading Me." Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Michael Bungay Stanier's new book, "The Coaching Habit," says the best coaching question in the world is "And what else?" I agree. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Dan Zadra's brilliant coffee table book inspires you to think ahead to five years from now. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Twenty guest writers for the "Drucker Mondays" blog (52 columns in 2015 only) were honored at the Awards Dinner at the San Clemente Pier on Jan. 19, 2016. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Drucker Mondays
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Here's the final edition of "Drucker Mondays," the every Monday marathon through the book, "A Year With Peter Drucker: 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness," with color commentaries by 52 guest writers. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Drucker Mondays