The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

March 27, 2019By OpKicksBook Reviews, Culture, Productivity

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

Measure What Matters

September 29, 2018By OpKicksBook Reviews, Culture

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

Start With Why

January 15, 2018By OpKicksBook Reviews, Culture, Productivity

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


September 14, 2017By OpKicksBook Reviews, Culture

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