Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership – book review

Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership by James Strock   © 2001 by JamesStrock.com, Inc. Published by Prima Publishing, Roseville, California, div. of Random House. No President cut a broader swath through the federal government than Theodore Roosevelt. Having served in a number of public offices including governor of New York and under secretary of the Navy Roosevelt […]

The Upside of Problems

Michael Hyatt recently posted an article on why we should welcome problems – well at least some problems. He included this quote from Max Lucado’s book, Great Every Day: “You ought to be glad for the troubles on your job because they provide about half your income. If it were not for the things that […]

Author Profile: James Strock

About the Author: James Strock is a prolific writer and blogger on the subject of leadership. He is also a consultant and public speaker. His seminal book on leadership, Serve to Lead, focuses on service as the focus of genuine leadership. He also writes on government, social issues and environmental issues. Strock has worked in business, […]

Off the Beaten Path

It seems that TV talk show host Conan O’Brien has some surprises for us. He majored in history and has maintained an active interest in the subject. In an interview of historian and author Edmund Morris we see a very different O’Brien – a serious, well read and highly intelligent mind. In addition to this […]

Why You Should Build Your Library

What did all these people have in common? Albert Einstein Albert Schweitzer Thomas Jefferson Marcus Aurelius Galileo Galilei Andrew Carnegie Theodore Roosevelt George Washington John Kennedy Maya Angelou Marie Curie Henry Ford Franklin D. Roosevelt Oprah Winfrey They have two things in common. They achieved a remarkable level of personal success and often against serious […]

The River of Doubt

In 1914 Theodore Roosevelt embarked on an extremely dangerous and difficult expedition to fully travel the River of Doubt (now called Rio Roosevelt) in the Amazon jungles of Brazil along with a group of two dozen other men including his son Kermit. Candace Millard has written a fantastic book about this last great journey in […]

Self-Made? No. Self-Created? Yes.

Self-Made? No. Self-Created? Yes. by James Strock Mike Myatt, one of the most respected authorities on leadership, recently wrote an excellent post in Forbes.com: “Self-Made Man—No Such Thing.” Mike’s fundamental point is presented with force: “I absolutely reject all the “self-made man” propaganda floating around business circles as patently false. The myth of the self-made person is […]

Self-Made? No. Self-Created? Yes.

by James Strock Mike Myatt, one of the most respected authorities on leadership, recently wrote an excellent post in Forbes.com: “Self-Made Man—No Such Thing.” Mike’s fundamental point is presented with force: “I absolutely reject all the “self-made man” propaganda floating around business circles as patently false. The myth of the self-made person is so ridiculous […]

What do successful people have in common with books?

If you study the lives of nearly every person who has accomplished a great deal they all have at least one thing in common – they were avid readers. What did the homes of Benjamin Franklin, Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein and Andrew Carnegie all have in common? […]