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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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Brilliant book idea! Read “Mentoring Moments with Myself,” by Michelle Hoverson. Who are you coaching this year? Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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The author of the best-selling series on “Non-Obvious Megatrends” grades himself on 10 years of curating 135 life-changing trends. That’s stunning! Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Leighton Ford’s memoir at age 88, “A Life of Listening,” brings readers along a journey of discerning God’s voice. Stunning and transparent. Oh, my. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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“Upstream,” from bestselling author Dan Heath, is a must-must-read new book on how to solve problems before they happen. Relevant and timely! Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Get the popcorn! This movie issue of “Your Weekly Staff Meeting” features eight leadership movies and videos (including comedies). Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Stuck at home? Perfect time to read “The Advice Trap” by Michael Bungay Stanier. Learn why you must tame the Advice Monster! Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Urgent! Your organization needs a chief innovation officer. Read my review of “Fearless Innovation: A No-Nonsense Guide,” by Cisco’s Alex Goryachev. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
Your 20 annoying workplace habits... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Ralph Enlow’s short book, “Servant of All,” dramatically changed my thinking about Matthew 18. And his six points on “greatness” are transparent and powerful. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Is it well with your soul? Wes Willmer, author of “Stuff and Soul” says you must master the 3 T’s: stuff as a tool, a test, and a trademark. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Digital wake-up call! “The Amazon Management System,” by Ram Charan and Julia Yang, is short—but absolutely enlightening. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Posted Jan 14, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Malcolm Gladwell’s new bestseller, “Talking to Strangers,” is depressing—but it’s a must-read! Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Read my 2019 Top-10 picks for the best books I read, including “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead,” by Jim Mattis and Bing West—my 2019 Book-of-the-Year. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Ready for 2020? “Sometimes devotion means just sitting in the presence of God.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Leverage your weekly staff meeting with growth books in 2020. Study options: 366 days, 52 weeks, 40 weeks or 40 days, 20 days/20 buckets, or two “children’s” books! Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Before it's too late...write down your insights on 52 fun and serious topics--for your kids and grandkids. Order "This. 52 Ways to Share Your World With Those You Love." Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Helping students select the right college? Must read: "The Right Choice: Choosing a College and Why It Matters," by John Jackson, Ph.D. Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Dan Busby and John Pearson have a new book: “More Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom,” featuring 40 short lessons and some annoying elephants! Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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The bestseller, “Emotional Intelligence 2.0,” reports that “CEOs, on average, have the lowest EQ scores in the workplace.” Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Fred Smith’s new book, “Where the Light Divides,” delivers 50 provocative topics for your next 50 weekly staff meetings or small group gatherings. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Doug Fields writes that the word “NO” has become his “friend, companion, and my go-to. I never realized how much power there is in a well-used ‘no.’” Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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What did Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II have in common? A “DP,” according to the authors of “The Divine Plan”—a powerful book and documentary film. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Jim Mattis, author of the new book, “Call Sign Chaos,” says if you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are “functionally illiterate—you can’t coach and you can’t lead.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Peter Drucker said most nonprofits suffer from a lack of tool competence—so here are 22 tools and templates to enrich your organization through a more effective board. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog