Top of Mind

Business insights from entrepreneurs Lynnae Schneller and John Mackey.
January 10, 2013

Here are two tips for businesspeople:

1. A leadership practice that has been successful for me is to delegate authority, not tasks. Delegating tasks creates followers; delegating authority creates leaders with the freedom to succeed and fail, with you there to support and coach along the way.

2. Read The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni; this book on organizational health will give you a big competitive edge in business.

—Lynnae Schneller, founder and president of Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two keys to enhancing creativity are cultivating a spirit of playfulness and eliminating fear (which short-circuits creativity) and anxiety. I’m always eager to learn from books; I’m reading:

1. SQ 21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence by Cindy Wigglesworth. A leadership guide.

2. Start Something That Matters, by Blake Mykoskie. Inspiring look at social entrepreneurship from the founder of Tom’s Shoes.

3. Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment by Marc Gafni. A synthesis of Eastern and Western spiritual thought.

4. The Starch Solution by John McDougall, M.D. About healthy eating.

5. Evolution’s Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of our Origins by Steve McIntosh. A powerful idea.

—John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market; co-author of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

 

You might like

7 Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated for Entrepreneurial Success

7 Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated for Entrepreneurial Success

The success you seek ultimately lies within you.

September 20, 2016
5 Ways to Become the Best Leader You Can Be

5 Ways to Become the Best Leader You Can Be

Allow your team to shine with tips by Florida Tech Online.

September 20, 2016
The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need

Reading List: The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need

How to Ramp Up Your Sales Skills

September 18, 2016