Books I’m Reading (or have finished)



Kelli Pierce’s books

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
really liked it


Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition
it was amazing


Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools 1st Edition

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Paperback – December 26, 2007

A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix Paperback – February 1, 2007

Review from

Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman’s insights into leadership are more urgently needed than ever. He was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, politicians and teachers.

Failure of Nerve is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. Friedman’s insights about our regressed, seatbelt society, oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today.

Suspicious of the quick fixes and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argues for strength and self-differentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy.

This book was unfinished at the time of Friedman’s death, and originally published in a limited edition. This new edition makes his life-changing insights and challenges available to a new generation of readers.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals Paperback – April 12, 2016

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Paperback – December 27, 2011

A New Culture of Learning:  Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change (Kindle Edition)

by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown






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