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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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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 4 days ago 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
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Forget the “to-do” lists and focus on The ONE Thing, says bestselling author, Gary Keller. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Attn: Parents, Grandparents, Youth Pastors and Teachers! “Parenting in a Screen Saturated Culture,” by Doug Fields and Jonathan McKee is a must-read! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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John Vawter is a golf ball hawker, finding about 2,000 lost golf balls annually. Read “Anything for a Golf Ball: The Art of Finding Lost Golf Balls.” Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Is your team tactical or strategic? It’s impossible NOT to rave about the graphic novel, “StrategyMan vs. the Anti-Strategy Squad: Using Strategic Thinking to Defeat Bad Strategy and Save Your Plan,” by Rich Horwath. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Gen. Stanley McChrystal profiles 13 men and women in “Leaders: Myth and Reality.” It’s a timely book to read this summer (or delegate your reading!). Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Attn: Hoopla! Coordinators—plan a BHAG Party and screen the 100-minute documentary film, “In the Shadow of the Moon.” Include popcorn. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Scott Rodin’s first novel, “The Four Gifts of the King,” is a story-within-a-story page-turner. Perfect for your summer reading list! Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Jim Collins has a plan for turning goals into results—using the power of catalytic mechanisms. Read the mini-book! Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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What would you say to a reporter—while the Notre-Dame cathedral was burning? Just quote J.I. Packer’s wisdom in “Knowing God.” Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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See the UNPLANNED movie and read the book by Abby Johnson—and brace yourself for a fork-in-the-road national conversation. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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“Turning the Flywheel” from Jim Collins is the 29-page cautionary, yet encouraging 2019 reminder from one of our favorite business authors. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Amazing new book on G.K. Chesterton, who once said, “I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Avoid church boardroom bloopers and other worst practices and read the new book from Dan Busby and John Pearson, “Lessons From the Church Boardroom.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Can’t stay on top of the information overload avalanche? Here’s a tried-and-true solution: delegate your reading! Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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I’m adding three “B’s” to my Mount Rushmore tribute list in this 400th issue of “Your Weekly Staff Meeting.” Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Bob Kelly’s riveting first-person account, “Protected!” reminds us that the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, and the underground church took solace in the Psalm of Protection. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Harvard Business Review says your meetings stink—but this five-page article will help your team members address the lingering complaints and the bad odors. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Read my Top-10 picks for the best books I’ve read in 2018, including my 2018 Book-of-the-Year award to “Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t – Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0,” by Verne Harnish. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Here are nine last-minute gift ideas for colleagues, including books, calendars, and coffee mugs. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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A reader sends in 12 reasons why “Scaling Up,” by Verne Harnish, should be our pick for 2018 book-of-the-year. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog
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Here’s a hot topic for your Thanksgiving dinner conversation next week. Read my review of “Being Mortal” by bestselling author and surgeon, Atul Gawande, who writes, “People die only once.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2018 at John Pearson's Buckets Blog