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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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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 5 days ago 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
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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