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Prepared Mind World Tour #7 -- Enabling

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 18, 2006, at 2:52 PM in News & Opinion

When Bill and I first conceived of the Prepared Mind skills, we called this skill teaching. Feedback from executives steered us away from using the word "teaching," telling us it sounded too didactic, too one-way in helping others advance and develop their own Prepared Minds. So, we developed our thinking and observations along the lines of "enabling" others.

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A Question from the Questions of Character Podcast

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 17, 2006, at 6:38 PM in Jack Covert Selects

I just posted my interview with Joe Badaracco. I really like his new book Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature. The audio interview lasts almost 38 minutes and during it I asked him how he came up with the Questions for his book.

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Prepared Mind World Tour #6 -- Learning

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 12, 2006, at 1:19 PM in News & Opinion

Remember the old song recorded by such diverse performers as the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbinson and Nazareth entitled "Love Hurts"? I bet each of us has experienced multiple instances when loving has, as the lyrics go, felt like a flame, has caused a lot of pain and even made us blue. Yet we keep going back for more!

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Prepared Mind World Tour #5 -- Deciding

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2006, at 5:50 PM in News & Opinion

Greetings to all you Prepared Minds from Bill and Jeanie: This is the fifth of eight blogs that we will post to give more insights into the skills needed to prepare for your future. Comments are appreciated. BE PREPARED TO DECIDE: Why do you get paid?

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Daily Drucker for April 5th

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 5, 2006, at 5:39 PM in News & Opinion

Picking a Leader What would I look for in picking a leader of an institution? First, I would look at what they candidates have done, what their strengths are. You can only perform with strength--and what have they done with it?

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Prepared Mind World Tour #4 - Challenging

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 29, 2006, at 3:40 PM in News & Opinion

Greetings to all you Prepared Minds from Bill and Jeanie: This is the fourth of eight blogs that we will post to give more insights into the skills needed to prepare for your future. Comments are appreciated. BE PREPARED TO CHALLENGE: We are pretty comfortable at challenging others' thoughts and decisions.

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Prepared Mind World Tour #3 - Imagining

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 21, 2006, at 2:36 PM in News & Opinion

Welcome to the third installment of The Prepared Mind blog! Bill did the honors of opening up the Blog with the first two skills, and now I am venturing out with Imagining. Last week, I spent several day with my three year old niece whose most consistent expressions where, Why?

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Prepared Mind World Tour #2 - Reasoning

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 14, 2006, at 3:09 PM in News & Opinion

Greetings to all you Prepared Minds from Bill and Jeanie: This is the second of eight blogs that we will post to give more insights into the skills needed to prepare for your future. Comments are appreciated. BE PREPARED TO REASON: Please excuse me while I get up on my metaphorical soapbox and have a short rant.

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Qualities of Leaders

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 9, 2006, at 6:25 PM in News & Opinion

What's your definition of a leader? What qualities do they embody? We can all name at least three qualities that a leader possesses.

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Prepared Mind World Tour #1 - Observing

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 7, 2006, at 7:56 PM in News & Opinion

Greetings to all you Prepared Minds from Bill and Jeanie: This is the first of eight blogs that we will post to give more insight into the eight skills we see as fundamental to people and organizations that are prepared for the future. Comments are appreciated. BE PREPARED TO OBSERVE: We admire those who are prepared for their future and wonder about those who plead surprise or try the Ken Lay defense of I didnt know.

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Hey, Coach

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 21, 2006, at 3:01 PM in News & Opinion

Michael Lewis, author of the very popular Moneyball and Liar's Poker, quietly released a book called Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life. It is a short book (92 pages) about Lewis' high school baseball coach. The only other place I saw it was on the S+B Best of List (see leadership).

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Two Free Seminars

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 17, 2006, at 4:11 PM in News & Opinion

Just wanted to point you toward two free seminars that are coming up. The first is will Jill Konrath, author of Selling to Big Companies. Jack reviewed the book in last month.