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Book Review: Gasping for Breath

By: Jock Ficken

John Busacker started blessing PLI even before PLI began. Thanks to his insight and input, PLI’s unique investment in leaders was shaped. John has taught “Leadership from Within” to thousands of leaders in the U.S., and he’s also partnered with Dr. Scott Rische, our international director, to train leaders in South Korea, Hong Kong, Latvia, … Continue reading


Book Review: Maximizing Board Effectiveness

By: Todd Moritz

Maximizing Board EffectivenessBy James C. Galvin This is a masterful piece of work by Dr. Galvin. This is by far the best book I have ever read on board governance. As the executive director or chief executive of large not-for-profits over 20 years, I have read many books – and annually would take my boards through continuing … Continue reading


Review: The Emotionally Healthy Leader

By: Jock Ficken

by Rev. Dr. Michael A.L. Eckelkamp In order to review Peter Scazzero’s The Emotionally Healthy Leader, please allow me to share the illustration of a single-person sailboat. I present two options for getting this tiny boat to move. The first approach seems obvious: the sailor puts the sail into the wind, which then moves the … Continue reading


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