I have a confession. I am an avid fan of reading books about Leadership principles. I think that many Leadership principles can be applied not just in managing employees or running a business, but in many other facets of life including raising children and making plans for your own life. BUT, I am not a good note-taker when I read, and I tend to forget exactly where I read something. I’ll remember the lesson or maybe a quote, but forget who said it or where I read it.
My views on life and leadership have been shaped largely by a handful of people. Among those are two of my favorite authors: Dr. John C. Maxwell and Patrick Lencioni. In my opinion you can’t go wrong with reading any of their books. Other key influencers are my father who was a great dentist and small business owner, my pastors, my wife and some personal mentors over the years.
I will always strive to give credit where credit is due when it comes to ideas, lessons, quotes, and so on, but if I fail to directly attribute a quote or other key idea, please consider it likely that it came from either Maxwell or Lencioni, and forgive me my shortcomings in note-taking and footnoting. By no means do I intend to take credit for their work, and I will always try to add my own shading to the topic.