Posts with the category “book-discussions”

Insights on Sabbath
by Jim LaDoux on February 21st, 2024
By Jim LaDoux In today's society, finding moments of rest and rejuvenation has become a luxury rather than a necessity. In his enlightening book, Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives, Wayne Muller invites us to experience the transformative power of embracing one sacred day of rest each week, and to embed Sabbath moments into our daily lives. Muller describes how the act o...  Read More
The Art of Noticing (Part 1)
by Jim LaDoux on February 12th, 2024
By Jim LaDoux The Art of Noticing is a thought-provoking book designed to spark one’s awareness and creativity through the intention use and focus of our senses. It challenges the reader to experience the moment and to be present to the people, places, sights, sounds, and smells of our environment. The book includes 131 simple and playful exercises to help you become a clearer thinker, a better li...  Read More
Insights from A Failure of Nerve
by Jim LaDoux on December 19th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux One of my favorite books on exercising effective leadership includes A Failure of Nerve. Below, you'll find 12 reasons why I think it's a book everyone should read. 1 | The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change.What are some indicators of a person's willingness to change?What are some typical tactics p...  Read More
Insights from Quietly Courageous
by Jim LaDoux on December 17th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux 1 | Good leadership is not enough! The work of leadership must do more than improve. It must change. How must leadership change to effectively address today's emerging challenges and opportunities?How are you leading differently now than you were 5-10 years ago?What types of leadership skills to you need to further develop?2 | Until we see things in new ways we will be constrained to...  Read More
Creating Atomic Habits (Part 3)
by Jim LaDoux on December 11th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux The final portion of the James Clear's book highlights ways to build good habits. He notes how our personality types play a critical role in our success, and how we might design habits and align better with our personalities.  When we think of habits, we might assume that everyone has the same chance of developing a new routine or lifestyle change with ease. However, the truth is tha...  Read More
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
by Jim LaDoux on October 17th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves is a book that explores the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) and offers strategies to improve it. Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.IQ, personality, and EQ are distin...  Read More
Creating Atomic Habits (Part 2)
by Jim LaDoux on October 9th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Atomic Habits by James Clear is a book that explores the science of habit formation and provides a framework for building good habits and breaking bad ones. The book introduces four laws to help individuals create and maintain effective habits which are listed below. This law emphasizes the importance of clarity and visibility in habit formation. To make a habit obvious, you can ask ...  Read More
Insights from Deep Work
by Jim LaDoux on August 2nd, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Every year, I read Cal Newport’s book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. It's a book that helps me reset my intentions for the year, carve out time for the things that matter most, and let go of the continuous distractions of emails, social media posts, and Zoom meetings that crowd out less urgent yet more important work that has a greater long-term impact o...  Read More