Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (New York: Viking, 2016)

What an outstanding book! Adam Grant once again makes social-science entertaining in this awesome read about original thinkers and ways to encourage more of them on your team. As with any book by Adam Grant, you can expect it to be well-thought out, well-researched and well-written. If you’re like me, you’ll be dog-earing and highlighting this book throughout!

Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success

Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile For Success: Maximizing Your Exposure and Achieving Verified Results (Arthur, IL: Advanced Vectors Publishing, 2014)

LinkedIn has awesome capabilities to bring diverse individuals together around common ideas and platforms. If you aren’t taking full advantage of LinkedIn, you’re missing out. “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile For Success” was written with the goal of helping you to maximize your profile, gain your full potential of exposure, and achieve verified results. My 10+ years working with this platform to gain insights, knowledge and experience are now yours to leverage for your own benefit. I will show you my tips, secrets, insights and techniques to understand the LinkedIn platform and put your best social-foot forward.

(No More) Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo Will Propel You From Ordinary to Extraordinary (New York, NY: Morgan James Publishing, March 12, 2013)

Mediocre MeEver notice when you “go the extra mile” you don’t have much company? Want to know why?

Most people accept a Mediocre Me mindset that convinces them good enough is good enough—no need to go that extra mile. However, truly effective people think and act differently. They choose to always be and do more—recognizing the true measure of a life well lived isn’t determined by titles, ranks, roles, or positions. Rather, it’s what we choose to do with every day opportunities to have more impact, make more of a difference, and do our best work to stand out from the crowd.

This book is for you if you’re interested in raising the bar and you…

• Can’t tolerate average, but aren’t sure how to break free from it

• Are resourceful, open-minded, and driven by what is possible

• Are done settling and ready to claim the life you’ve always wanted.

The exciting news is learning how to develop an extra mile mentality is easy. After reading this book, you will be equipped to routinely transform ordinary encounters into extraordinary opportunities to create the positive change you want to see—one interaction at a time.

My good friend and mentor, General John E. Michel, is looking forward to helping you discover how to get started.