I hope the summer is treating you well. Here's my latest news.
My latest book, The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain (HarperCollins, 2017), hit the Top 100 Bestseller list on Amazon.com in eight categories, ranging from Business Leadership to Travel Writing to Spain/Portugal Travel Guides. It even hit #1 in the Religious Travel category, even though the book isn't religious. (Full disclosure: Amazon selecting it to be a Deal of the Month in the Kindle store and dropping its price to $1.99 for a month helped greatly.) In the Business Leadership category, it was just behind books from several authors I greatly admire - Adam Grant (#52), Walter Isaacson (#55), Clayton Christensen (#57), Simon Sinek (#60), General Stanley McChrystal (#62), Patrick Lencioni (#68), and Michael Hyatt (#69). And just ahead of a few others I greatly admire - John Kotter (#71), Tom Peters (#78), Amy Cuddy (#84), John C. Maxwell (#87), and Tom Rath (#96). Learn more.
My latest blogs on LinkedIn have been focused on two topics close to my heart these days - executive coaching and consulting.
Finally, I have taught corporate training courses across 13 time-zones over the past five years, but my most recent session marked a new first. Twenty-three years ago, while I was working for a consulting firm, I was a student at a big training center in St. Charles, Illinois. I was just back there for the first time since, but this time I was the teacher instead of a student. As I taught a great group of young people just starting out in a career in consulting, it forced me to reflect on my own career. It reminded me of a blog I wrote about the advice my age 40-something self would give to my age 20-something self. Have any of you had a similar "Back to the Future" kind of moment?
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