Books Norwood Teague has enjoyed

Books enjoyed by Norwood Teague’s

Here are a few books I’ve enjoyed and/or benefited from reading myself. I believe you will enjoy them as well:

Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders: The Three Essential Principles You Need To Become an Extraordinary Leader, by Rajeev Peshawria. The best book I have ever read about leading an organization. Incredibly insightful.


Say Nothing, a true story of murder and memory in Northern Ireland, by Patrick Keefe. Growing up in the 80s, I heard some much about the problems in Northern Ireland. This book does and excellent job covering the many stories and timelines I had only heard about via the nightly news. Well written and worth the read.


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap….and Other Don’t. by Jim Collins. A true business classic. If you have not read, you have to. Should be the first book college grads read once entering the business world. Some many great lessons.


The Long Gray Line, by Rick Atkinson. Covering the Class of 66′ at West Point, this is a riveting look at Vietnam and the intense toll it took on this group.

Band of Brothers, by Stephen Ambrose. Even if you have seen the HBO Miniseries, take time read the book. Amazing.

1944: The Year That Changed History, by Jay Winik. Terrific read that covers this pivotal year, with much discussion on what we did and did not know about the Holocaust.

The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry, by John Feinstein. For anyone who loves college basketball, especially the ACC, this is a must read by my friend John Feinstein. Its even a bit of a tear jerker, especially at the end.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by JD Vance. This has been on the NYT Best Seller List recently, and I understand why. It features great storytelling, and look at a culture that many of us either come from or have touched throughout our lives.

Soldier From the War Returning; The Greatest Generation’s Troubled Homecoming from WWII, by Thomas Childers. I still do not know how I found this book, but it is phenomenal. For someone who reads a lot of WWII history, and to some sense, someone who glorifies it, this was an eye opener and a must read.


The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, by Gregory Zuckerman. If you want to learn more about the fracking craze of several years ago, this is a well done synopsis.


Joker One: A Marine Platoons Story of Courage Leadership and Brotherhood, by Donovan Campbell.  A Marine friend of mine recommended this book as he also served in Iraq during the time that Donovan Campbell did. He said it was very realistic. I could not put it down.

 


Interesting books

Recently I heard of a few good books I thought I’d share with my followers.

Rather than me rewriting the benefit of reading these books, I grabbed the Google Info panel for these books and pasted below the links included here:

  1. First, Break all the Rules by Marcus Buckingham
  2. The Lean Startup by Eric Reis
  3. The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  4. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  5. The E-Myth, Why most businesses don’t work and what to do about it by Michael Gerber
  6. Shoe Dog, A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
  7. Purple Cow; Transform your business by being Remarkable by Seth Godin
  8. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuck
  9. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win By Jock Willinik
  10. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

I think these books could be useful for any business owner or leader to read.

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You don’t need to answer the phone just because it rings

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I read an article on www.askthemanger.com about voice mail management. The ideas they shared and some of my own may be useful to you as well.

Just because the phone rings does not mean you need to answer it.

Here are a few best practices you may be able to use to better manage your phone calls and voice mail messages:

  • If you have an office phone use the DND (Do Not Disturb) feature when you are in meetings and when you want to be focused on specific tasks.
  • Cell phones have lots of features for managing calls
    • Do Not Disturb
    • Silence Mode
    • Disable Notifications
    • Some phones allow for sending specific people direct to VM.
    • Text Reply messages when you send a call to VM.
    • Transcription of VM (Google Voice Feature)
  • Add a phrase to your voice mail greeting setting an expectation to when you will listen and reply.

As with email messages, you don’t need to listen to every voice mail message when you get one. Schedule time, maybe a few times each day to manage your messages.

Interruptions caused by the phone and voice mail messages cause unnecessary productivity reduction and causes us to lose focus on our goals.

Manage your phone calls and voicemails on your schedule, as best you can. Let your phone disturb you as little as possible.
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NC CEO Summit Speaker Addition – Neal Fowler

This article originally published on Business North Carolina.

The Executive Board of the NC CEO Summit is pleased to announce the addition of Neal Fowler to its speaker lineup. Fowler, CEO of Liquidia Technologies, will speak on the lessons learned while building his Research Triangle Park-based company. Its primary mission is to transform patients’ lives with precise drug particles.

Liquidia raised more than $50 million last July in an initial public offering and its share price has increased more than 80% since then. Fowler will also discuss how collaborations with universities help drive innovation and growth in North Carolina.

Peer presentations by influential CEOs will be a special emphasis at this year’s Summit. “More of our CEOs and Presidents want to hear from their North Carolina peers,” says Executive Board member Heather Denny of Wells Global. “This seems to be where they learn the most and the presentations they find most informative.”

Neal Fowler joined Liquidia in 2008 after seven years in an executive leadership role at Johnson & Johnson. At J&J, he served as president of Centocor, Inc., a multi-billion- dollar subsidiary.

Prior to Centocor, Fowler was president of J&J owned Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Inc. and vice president of the central nervous system franchise at Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals. He also had a 13-year career at Eli Lilly and Co. Fowler received a B.S. in Pharmacy and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill.

The NC CEO Summit, held April 1 & 2 in Pinehurst, features a day and a half of networking, collaboration, and learning for North Carolina CEOs and Presidents.

To learn more about this event, please visit: businessnc.com/ceosummit.


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Norwood Teague starts Blogging

Norwood Teague Blogging

Norwood Teague starts Blogging

Yes, I know I’m not the best writer. That’s why I have people help me check my spelling and grammar before we post our big articles.

However, I really like interviewing people and getting the story and sometimes the back story to big local business stories.

I’ve been writing for Business North Carolina during some of the events I’ve done work on and now with my own Blog,

I’m hoping to keep the stories coming.

Follow me at Business North Carolina, my LinkedIn Account and here on my own Blog.

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OK – Yes, I’m not writing with a pen. I’m really using the keyboard.

However, it’s still writing. Right?

 

 


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Norwood Teague using Twitter

Norwood Teague on Twitter

Norwood Teague on Twitter

I joined Twitter back in November 2018 and now I strive to look at it daily.

I discovered following people like Seth Godin Business North Carolina and even my social media coach Teddy Burriss and many others gives me lots of different insights into business and what’s going on in the world that I am interested in.

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Come on over to Twitter and join me there – Norwood Teague Twitter

I’m sure you’ll find interesting content and conversations on Twitter.

Share some of your own and take a look at what my Twitter followers are sharing.


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Norwood Teague begins to use LinkedIn

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Norwood Teague joins LinkedIn

I met Teddy Burriss a while back while working on #MFGCON18 for Business North Carolina.

Teddy showed me what he is doing with his LinkedIn Profile and I decided I needed to get serious about my use of LinkedIn in my role working with Business North Carolina.

I hope to build out my LinkedIn Profile more and over time grow my LinkedIn Network and begin sharing more business articles through my newsfeed.

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Visit my LinkedIn Profile. If we know each other, please send me an invite to connect there.

Best wishes for 2019 and beyond.

 


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Norwood Teague and #MFGCON18

Hi Folks, Norwood Teague here again

I truly enjoyed the work I did this year with #MFGCON18.

#MFGCON18

All of the people I got to meet from lots of great companies and organizations. Including:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burriss Consulting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to everyone who participated in #MFGCON18

Norwood Teague