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King Maker: Applying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Leadership Lessons in Working with Athletes and Entertainers
King Maker: Applying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Leadership Lessons in Working with Athletes and Entertainers
by Marcus Goodloe
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.99
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodloe has clearly committed an amazing amount of time to properly researching the topic, September 26, 2015
An outstanding combination of historical reflection and modern application of leadership principles.

Goodloe is a masterful story teller, bringing the reader face to face with the challenges and opportunities faced by King. In doing so, Goodloe reveals solid leadership principles which can be applied in virtually any context.

Goodloe has clearly committed an amazing amount of time to properly researching the topic, revealing interesting nuggets of detail about King's life and work. The breadth and depth of research is apparent and lends immediate credibility to the leadership principles covered in this work.

Given the depth of research, this book is still an easy read, as Goodloe presents the material in the form of story (parables, if you will), so the reader can come and go, or jump from chapter to chapter, without losing context.

A great read for anyone interested in adapting their own leadership style to a rapidly changing culture.


Think Thin Chocolate Fudge 10 Bar(S) 60g
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, September 24, 2014
The best protein bar around. ...and I've tried them all.


Nerf N-Sports Nerfoop Set, Green/Grey
Nerf N-Sports Nerfoop Set, Green/Grey
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NERF IS NOTHING., July 19, 2014
The net was not included in the packaging. The mounting bracket was not included in the packaging. Complete fail. Couldn't even assemble.

Would have been better off getting a no-name, dollar store item.

NERF IS NOTHING.


English Laundry Men's Nottingham Shirt, Black, X-Large
English Laundry Men's Nottingham Shirt, Black, X-Large

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kids' XL, September 27, 2013
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This shirt is small enough for a child. It says XL on it but it's nowhere near close to XL. I have purchased other products from Europe and other countries so I know that they run a little small (that's why I got an XL instead of an L). But this thing is suited for a child.


The Boy Captives
The Boy Captives
by Clinton L. Smith
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, October 23, 2012
This review is from: The Boy Captives (Paperback)
Great read for anyone interested in how things were, from the perspective of those involved. Lots of mentions of TX Hill Country towns/cities. Several mentions of geography around America. Enthralling story.


Content to Be Good, Called to Be Godly: What to Do When Your Life Is Full, But Your Soul Is Empty
Content to Be Good, Called to Be Godly: What to Do When Your Life Is Full, But Your Soul Is Empty
by Janet Denison
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relevant and helpful, September 5, 2008
This is a very relevant book that gives some practical steps along with Biblical underpinning. Denison is an excellent storyteller, giving specific, honest examples from her own faith walk. I especially enjoyed Chapter 3, which discusses the need for silent spiritual prayer retreat.


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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars lots of pockets, December 2, 2007
This bag is great! I use it daily. It has a few 'surprise' pockets which are great for storing wallet, cell phone, etc. The leather is a little thin, but overall I like it!


Action This Day; Working With Churchill
Action This Day; Working With Churchill
by norman normanbrook
Edition: Hardcover
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Compilation, May 24, 2007
I. Bibliographical Entry

Wheeler-Bennett, Normanbrook, Colville, Martin, Jacob, Bridges, and Rowan. Action this Day: Working with Churchill. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1969.

II. Biographical Sketch of Author

Action This Day is a compilation work by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill's personal staffers, edited by Sir John Wheeler-Bennett, a historian and biographer. The editor is a Cambridge-educated authority on German history in the early twentieth century, the official biographer of King George VI, and Historical Adviser to the Royal Archives. A follower of the Great Man school of history, which explains history by its "great men" (leaders or heroes responsible for most world events), Wheeler-Bennett does not escape criticism. He was by no means prophetic, having posited in 1933 "Hitler, I am convinced, does not want a war...he may be described as the most moderate man of his party".

The contributors include former cabinet members, secretaries, and a staff officer. Their close approximation to Churchill presents incredible first-hand accounts of his leadership style and day-to-day actions, strategy, and belief. With this close approximation comes a natural bias toward Churchill, however the honesty of the contributors is apparent: "It was not easy to work for such a man. But, as we all agreed, it was often tremendous fun" (p. 157).

III. Summary of Contents

Action this Day is broken into six separate memoirs, each of which is unique in approach to the subject. Some of the memoirs inquire as to the "how" of Churchill's day-to-day operations while others take a more philosophical approach to the "why" of his actions and beliefs. Each emphasize Churchill's constant energy and work ethic (action), his self-confident courage, and his supreme mental capacity. The theme of the book, "action this day" is based on stickers Churchill would attach to important documents with the same words.

IV. Critical Evaluation

The reader should bear in mind the contributors here are not authors or wordsmiths. Rather, they are witnesses to one considered a great leader in wartime Europe. The writings, therefore, differ in acumen and depth. The editing of the book leaves the reader puzzled from time to time, as developing stories and ideas end up briefly summarized or trail off altogether. Insight into the life and leadership of Churchill, though, redeems the sometimes awkward storytelling within.

This work does not examine the political climate, war strategy, or world events. The reader will not feel a part of history as one involved in specific events. Rather, these memoirs present deep analysis of personality and leadership traits of Churchill. Those seeking a historical, chronological timeline of Churchill's life or of World War II will be disappointed (Churchill himself, a writer on English and world history, might have found the lack of historical analysis to be frustrating). Those seeking a deeper knowledge of Churchill the person will find this work to be exhilarating. Wheeler-Bennett's belief in the Great Man school is revealed in his introduction to and editing of this work on the great man Winston Churchill.

Students of psychology, sociology, leadership, policy, government, politics, and philosophy will find this work of value. Those with a thorough understanding of the events of World War II and Churchill's place in it will find here deep insight into the inner workings of Winston Churchill.


Multiple Intelligences and Leadership (Series in Organization and Management)
Multiple Intelligences and Leadership (Series in Organization and Management)
by Ronald E. Riggio
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $100.00
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MI Theory Applied to Leadership Studies, December 7, 2006
I. Bibliographical Entry

Riggio, D.E., Murphy, S.E., and Pirozzolo, F.J. Multiple Intelligences and Leadership. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.

II. Biographical Sketch of Author

Riggio, Murphy, and Pirozzolo are among the most well-known authors on the subject of Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory, and are both contributors and editors of this work. Originally developed by Howard Gardner, who authored Frames of Mind (1983), the theory posits that the prominent approach to intelligence assessment is flawed in that this approach only deals with cognitive intelligence but fails to deal with seven other intelligences such as musical intelligence and intrapersonal intelligence. While Gardner was the first to examine multiple intelligences, his work was in the field of psychology. Since then, many authors (including the aforementioned) have developed the theory in the field of education. The article authors themselves are among the most well-known in their respective fields. Riggio and Sternberg in the field of psychology and Fiedler and Bass in the field of leadership are often cited in scholarly work in these fields.

III. Summary of Contents

Multiple Intelligences and Leadership is a composition work of many scholarly articles dealing with the development of MI theory and its implications in the field of leadership. The structure of the book first examines the history and development of MI theory in an attempt to legitimize its use in leadership study. Then, models of leadership are examined in light of MI theory. Finally, application of MI theory in leadership positions allows the authors an opportunity to recommend MI as a viable theory to be used in leadership of various organizations in diverse cultures. The preface and final commentary provide context for the articles presented.

IV. Critical Evaluation

While the multitude of contributing authors creates some disjointedness, the book flows well, perhaps because of the wise use of the preface and final commentary as proverbial bread within which to build the sandwich of the editors' argument. This argument is that multiple intelligences theory is valid for use in leadership application. Use of prominent scholars as mentioned above provides some scholarly legitimacy to this argument.

While the editors' argument seems acceptable at face value, when the sandwich is taken apart and divided into its various elements, some concerns arise. First, while the authors are each well-known in their field, their understanding of MI theory is not parallel. As may be suspected, Sternberg's definition of MI theory is different from that of its developer, Howard Gardner, who, by the way, does not contribute to this work and is only mentioned where absolutely necessary. Second, MI theory was initially developed in the field of psychology. Since then, most study of the theory has occurred in the field of education, specifically primary education. Unfortunately, much of this research (and authors of it) is overlooked in this work. Finally, MI theory, having been widely implemented in educational arenas, has still not been conclusively validated in psychosocial arenas. This does not mean that MI theory is wrong, or that it should not be examined in light of leadership studies. That said, researchers should be careful in applying the theory to any field of research, especially a burgeoning one like the field of leadership.

Those in the fields of leadership, psychology, sociology, and education will benefit from reading these articles. Care should be taken, however, to read each article as a stand-alone work rather than assimilating them into one idea as the editors suggest.


Let the Children Come
Let the Children Come
by Marc Morrow
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars wow!, March 23, 2006
This review is from: Let the Children Come (Paperback)
This is an incredibly good read. While fictional, it still presents some deep spiritual truths that lead to deeper thought. This book is not "preachy" as much Christian fiction tends to be - rather it is a great story that presents honest challenges to us all.

A great read for teenagers, college students, and adults - might be a little scary for young ones.

I highly recommend!


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