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Tuesday Morning Coaching ... Eight Simple Truths to Boost Your Career and Your Life

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  224 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Jobs, Career
Paperback, 150 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by CornerStone Leadership Institute
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Mark Oppenlander
At some point in the last few decades it became popular to write business advice and professional self-help books in a narrative format. Presumably this was done to make the concepts being described more accessible and engaging for the lay reader. But such an approach only works if the author has any idea how to write narrative fiction.

So let me just say it up front: This book is awful. If you want to know more, read on and I'll explain why I believe it is awful.

Ryan Harris is a manager who is b
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Advise about business from people who live the dream everyday is rare, and to pass on something from a man who lost his way and got fired, but helped me with a marketing scheme. He said in planing a logo for my club some advise he got personally from the famous entrepreneur/ billionaire, Mark Cuban, "Keep it Simple, stupid!" This book is simple and glorious for a stalled but capable professional with the know how to get help when you need it. I thought this book was just the "kick in the pants" ...more
Nov 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
I received this book as a gift from a former fellow and current friend/mentor at the completion of my Spectrum Health fellowship. I think books are one of the best gifts. They impart knowledge, which is the gift that keeps on giving.

Concise, easy read. Great "truths" to follow for a successful professional and personal life. Good summaries at the end. My three start is mostly due to the approach to telling the truths and not the actual truths. I understand that Cottrell was trying to add the pe
Teena in Toronto
Mar 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Ryan Harris is a successful manager who is burnt out and tired of working hard and going nowhere. Looking for guidance, he turns to Jeff Walters, a semiretired executive who agrees to coach Ryan (they worked together years ago). Jeff had been mentored in the past so this is his chance to pay it forward.

They meet every Tuesday morning for eight weeks so Ryan can learn the eight simple truths:

* No Matter What!
* ... And Then Some
* Consider It Done
* Above All Else
* From Now On
* See It, Feel It, Trus
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Bonnie by: Anant Singhal
Shelves: nonfiction
Whereas the book I read last, The Art of Persuasion: Winning Without Intimidation, was about getting your way at the expense of no one, and treating people special even if they can't do anything for you, Tuesday Morning Coaching was cold and somewhat empty. I found the tone condescending and merciless, and while none of the advice was downright bad, I didn't like the tone of the mentor, Jeff, and his success "no matter what" attitude. Maybe I'm just not meant to be a businessman, but luckily for ...more
Vicci Divine
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was such a great read with 8 simple truths. I read it every Tuesday morning and while I didn't take on the actions I plan on reading it again and embedding the truths as part of my value system.
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really a neat little book with some good advise on setting priorities, staying focused, and accomplishing success. I like the notes at the end of each chapter. They summarize the most important points nicely. This is a good book to give to an aspiring leader to read.
Kat Murphy
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read! I received this book from the president of my company, so knew it would be important to read. These eight truths can be applied to an individual's career but also in his or hers personal life. My favorite chapter-truth is that Knowledge is Power! Keep reading books.
Keith Brooks
Dec 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: business
Ok, read as a mentor to be. Just ok is how I recall it.
Jun 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Simple, concise success principles told in story fashion. Very easy/quick read, definitely going to re-read.

5 stars isn't enough...
Jan 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, non-fic
taking the notes from this to guide me in 2016.
Nov 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Easy read, and nice lessons learned. Hard to put down after starting.
Marc God
Set of very practical coaching techniques and insights that you can implement immediately..
Sep 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Loving the simplicity of this book and the profound wisdom and knowledge one can glean if committed to change and willing to submit to being coached/mentored. I loved it.
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great book - good for boosting your career or just your daily habits toward whatever accomplishments you are going after.
Santosh Durgavajjala
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
Very simple truths that can enhance your success ratio in whatever field you are if you wish to follow them with discipline. I loved reading this book
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