Book Review Categories

As an avid reader Trevor enjoys doing one page summaries of works that he finds beneficial to his personal and business development. 

 

Think & Grow Rich

Think & Grow Rich

September 5, 2022

Think & Grow Rich | Author: Napoleon Hill, 1937 What’s It All About? Can a book written in 1937 still be relevant today? At first, I was skeptical that a book written so long ago could still have lessons for today’s leaders. But after I read another book, You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, … Read More

Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact

Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact

August 3, 2022

Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact | Author: Phil M. Jones, 2017 What’s It All About? Do you always use the right words? I thought I did… until a recent podcast with a public speaking coach quickly showed me I was wrong! She pointed out where I was falling back … Read More

Using Relentless Empathy in the Therapeutic Relationship: Connecting with Challenging and Resistant Clients

Using Relentless Empathy in the Therapeutic Relationship: Connecting with Challenging and Resistant Clients

April 5, 2022

Using Relentless Empathy in the Therapeutic Relationship: Connecting with Challenging and Resistant Clients | Author: Anabelle Bugatti, 2021 What’s It All About? In her book, Anabelle Bugatti—also known as Dr. Belle—packs in deep, science-based concepts that help readers find value and connect with their community, and she does it all in under 100 pages! The … Read More

How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

February 18, 2022

How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In | Author: Jim Collins, 2009 | What’s It All About? Have you ever met someone who looked perfectly healthy, then been shocked when you learned they were struggling with an illness? The same thing can happen with organizations—they look great on the outside but … Read More

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

February 4, 2022

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success | Author: Carol Dweck, 2006 | What’s it all About? Have you ever watched someone achieve great success in an area you’re still working on? How did it make you feel? Years ago, when I first started my own business, I would look at others with thousands of social … Read More

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

January 11, 2022

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know | Author: Adam Grant, 2021 | What’s it all About? With North America more divided than ever, this is perhaps one of the most relevant books of 2021. It provides a perspective and reset that we could all use. Many of us strive for the … Read More

How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

November 19, 2021

How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain | Author: Lisa Feldman Barret, 2017 | What’s it all About? In my workshops on emotional intelligence, I often see clients setting goals that revolve around better managing their emotions in difficult situations. By reading this book, I gained a deeper understanding of how our … Read More

Extreme Ownership — How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win

Extreme Ownership — How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win

July 17, 2020

Extreme Ownership – How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win | Authors: Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, 2015 | What’s it all About? These guys just blew me away.  I consumed this book through audio; loved their voices and how they told their story.  The way they run the Navy Seals has so many basic principles … Read More

The Power of Now – A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

The Power of Now – A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

May 19, 2020

The Power of Now – A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment | Author: Eckhart Tolle, 1997 | What’s it all About? Eckhart Tolle is like no other, an interesting dude to say the least.  Born in Germany and now a resident of my home country Canada, almost 20 years after writing the Power of Now his impact … Read More

Turn the Ship Around

Turn the Ship Around

February 6, 2020

Turn the Ship Around:  A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders | Author: L. David Marquet, 2013 | What’s it all About? The first introduction I had to David Marquet was actually a cartoon, “Greatness” by David Marquet.  Someone had shared it with me, and I started using it in some of my training … Read More

Can’t Hurt Me

Can’t Hurt Me

December 5, 2019

Can’t Hurt Me:  Master your Mind and Defy the Odds | Author: David Goggins, 2018 | What’s it all About? This is the story of David Goggins, from beginning to his present life, and he has lived a life worth sharing. Yes, he is a Navy Seal, however that is only a fraction of the … Read More

The Dream Manager

The Dream Manager

November 7, 2019

The Dream Manager: | Author: Matthew Kelly, 2007 | What’s it all About? As simple as the title sounds, it really is about a company hiring a dream manager! Not a typical position title you would hire when looking to minimize overhead and costs to increase profits, is it? Well you need to read deeper … Read More

The Go-Giver

The Go-Giver

October 1, 2019

The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea | Authors: Bob Burg and John David Mann, 2007| What’s it all About? Are you a go-getter? One that loves to drive results, making things happen all the time.  However, as hard as you hustle that promotion has not come or your big break just never … Read More

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

September 19, 2019

The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX): Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (WIGS) | Authors: Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling, 2011 | What’s it all About? If you are in the mindset that you really want to gain some momentum on a project, a workplace or a personal goal, this book provides a great … Read More

The 5 Second Rule

The 5 Second Rule

August 13, 2019

The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence With Everyday Courage | Author: Mel Robbins, 2017 | What’s it all About? For all those moments when you may have been struggling with why you didn’t just do that thing you wanted to do, this may be a good read for you! In this … Read More

Good to Great

Good to Great

June 25, 2019

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the LEAP… and Others Don’t | Author: Jim Collins, 2001 | You know that great feeling when you go back to something and you forgot how awesome it really was? That was what it was like going back to this memorable, eye-opening study on leadership, business, and results, … Read More

Own the Day, Own your Life

Own the Day, Own your Life

June 6, 2019

Own the Day, Own your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex | Author: Aubrey Marcus, 2018 | What’s it all about? Are you struggling with a busy life? Can’t get time to focus on what you want to do, or what you need to do? I talk a lot … Read More

Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

April 17, 2019

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. | Author: Brené Brown, 2018 | What’s it all about? One of my favorite questions to ask a leader who is struggling to develop an employees is: ‘What was their response when you sat one-on-one to discuss the performance gap openly?’ Time and time again, I get … Read More

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

March 27, 2019

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team… A Leadership Fable | Author: Patrick Lencioni in 2002 | What’s it all about? Does your team ‘openly’ disclose their opinions? Are your meetings exciting and productive where people will confront each other, reaching quick decisions? Are personal sacrifices made for the better of the team? If these questions got … Read More

Leaders Eat Last

Leaders Eat Last

March 4, 2019

Leaders Eat Last… Why some teams pull together and others don’t | Author: Simon Sinek in 2014 | What’s it all about? You’ve probably heard the term ‘Servant Leadership’. There are many versions on it and books written. When one of my clients asked my recommendation for a good read on this topic, this one came … Read More

You are a Badass

You are a Badass

December 27, 2018

You are a Badass… How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. | Author: Jen Sincero in 2013 | Are you finding yourself spending more time thinking about the things that hold you back from doing what you are born to do, instead of taking that energy and putting it into action? … Read More

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

November 29, 2018

The Power of Habit… Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.   | Author: Charles Duhigg  in 2012 | Are you looking to change some routines for the better and get some more energy? While you could be comfortable with your habits, consider that this may be the time to shake it up! A … Read More

What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

October 14, 2018

What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful! | Author: Marshall Goldsmith,  2007 | Ok, how many of us out there as Leaders or Coaches actually find ‘technical’ gaps in our up-and-coming leaders? Not too often! As leaders progress they usually have the necessary technical skills, but often their behaviours, … Read More

Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters

September 29, 2018

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono and the Gates Foundation Rock the world with OKRs. | Author: John Doerr, 2017 | Browsing the book selection at the Cincinnati airport on my way to the Center of Executive Coaching reunion, to my surprise my recent read, Measure What Matters by John Doerr, was #4 on the top … Read More

E-Myth Revisited

E-Myth Revisited

June 5, 2018

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. | Author:  Michael E. Gerber, 2005 | I had this book recommended to me by numerous colleagues. Last month, I was able to read it, and I just did again. I had to, it’s so fitting for many of my clients. … Read More

Start With Why

Start With Why

January 15, 2018

Start With Why:  How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. | Author: Simon Sinek, 2009 | This book was so fitting for me at the time when my late cousin Rudy Gheysen recommended it to me. Rudy knew the struggle I was having finding purpose in my career, and this book helped me uncover it. … Read More

Fish!

Fish!

September 14, 2017

Fish!   A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results | Authors: Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen,  2000 |  So I saw this book while I was visiting the Norplas plant in Ohio, where they actually have a book club.  It caught my attention, and I ordered one when we got back.  I … Read More