The Wisdom of the Bullfrog

To keep with the theme of the I Power Ideas site, this will not be an in-depth review but rather selected highlights to pique your interest in the book, read it, and understand the concepts in more detail.

Leadership is:
“Accomplishing a task with the people and resources you have while maintaining the integrity of your institution.”


Integrity – right or wrong always knows what is right, not always easy to do it (I Power Seed: don’t let others change what you know and feel is right.


When in command, command” – General Chester Nimitz


Be confident. You were given the job because you have talent and experience. Trust your instincts.


Measure the strength of your employees by their willingness to do the little tasks and do them well.


“Who dares wins”


“Hope is not a strategy” – Vince Lombardi


Higher Standards – want to be part of mediocre team? (resonated with me) – they don’t ask for mediocre results, they want higher standards – such as in the Olympics.


Trooping the Line –> Problems if not addressed, result in inefficiency, ineffectiveness, and low morale.


Get out of office and observe.


When in doubt; overload.


Conclusion worth the read?


Behind every great leader is a great partner.


“Do your best every single day.”


Wisdom from “this old bullfrog” is being a better leader.



Buy the Book

He put together is excellent summary sheet called “It’s Simple (But Not Easy).  It’s worth printing and hanging on your wall.

Here it is:  PDF

I Power Seeds

Here are our takeaways and thoughts - pause and reflect, then nourish and grow!

A few notes about the book:

This was a short and easy read.  I highly recommend it.  The content and examples are inspiring and resonate with strong and confident leadership.


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