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Greg Sankey is the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. He previously served the SEC for 13 years in various capacities. Prior to that, he was the commissioner of the Southland Conference. Sankey is a native of Auburn, New York.
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How Do You Kill 11 Million People? book cover
How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think
Andy Andrews - 2020-03-17 (first published in 2011)
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How do you get away with the murder of 11 million people? The answer is simple—and disturbing. You lie to them. Learn how you can become an informed, passionate citizen who demands honesty and integrity from your leaders in this updated and expanded edition of the original New York Times bestselling book.In this updated and expanded nonpartisan New...
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Summer Reading Book #21 is HOW DO YOU KILL 11 MILLION PEOPLE? by @AndyAndrews “On the other hand, do we see a pattern in some bad choices we have made? Did those bad choices seem to connect the miserable dots that sank our life’s results ever lower?”      source
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Through the Eyes of a Lion
Facing Impossible Pain, Finding Incredible Power
Levi Lusko - 2015-08-04
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What will you do when the unthinkable happens? Her parents called her Lenya Lion because of her ferocious personality and hair that had been wild and mane-like since birth. But they never expected that, five days before Christmas, their five-year-old daughter would suddenly go to heaven after an asthma attack. How do you walk out of the ER without ...
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Summer Reading Book #18–THROUGH THE EYES OF A LION by @levilusko “Far more often the recipe for success is simple and unpleasant. You persevere through difficulty, bad ideas, bad days, and bitterness again and again and again until something clicks. It’s not sexy, but it’s true.”      source
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Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success
Peter B. Stark, Mary C. Kelly - 2016-05-13
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Why do so many leaders fail, and what do the best do differently? Whether you're in your first year of management or your 20th, Why Leaders Fail is a must read for aspiring leaders who know they need to be constantly learning, improving, and developing their leadership skills. - Gain insight into behaviors that may be sabotaging the loyalty of your...
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Summer Book 15: WHY LEADERS FAIL—7 PRESCRIPTIONS FOR SUCCESS by @peterbstark @marykellyspeaks Becoming a great leader & earning relationships with people who are motivated to follow you for long periods of time is hard work—If it were easy there’d be an abundance of great leaders      source
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The Sun Does Shine
How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice
Anthony Hinton - 2019-06-04 (first published in 2018)
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A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit."An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity.”- Archbishop Desmond TutuIn 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capita...
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Summer reading book #8 is THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton “What kind of world is it where an innocent man can lose 16 years of his life & it’s a waste of time to let him prove he’s innocent? My 16 years was less important than 2 or 3 days of the attorney general’s time.”      source
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The Changing World Order
Why Nations Succeed and Fail
Ray Dalio - 2020-11-24
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Principles and legendary investor Ray Dalio, who has spent half a century studying global markets, The Changing World Order examines history’s most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. ...
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Summer reading book #5 is THE CHANGING WORLD ORDER by @RayDalio. The full title: Principles for Dealing with The Changing World Order—Why Nations Succeed and Fail. This is the second Dalio book I have read, the first being Principles: Life and Work…both have been worth reading.      source
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The Big East
Inside the Most Entertaining and Influential Conference in College Basketball History
Dana O'Neil - 2021-11-09
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The compulsively readable, definitive account of the greatest era of the most influential league in college basketball history, infused with the raucous spirit and roaring voices of the league's legendary coaches and players. There has never been, nor will there ever be, another league quite like the Big East. Five Big East schools have won nationa...
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Summer reading is fully underway…Book 1 was THE BIG EAST by @DanaONeilWriter (good read to recall the Big East glory years)…Book 2 is ALPHA: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy Seals by @David_Philipps…pretty compelling book about leadership gone awry.      source
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Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy SEALs
David Philipps - 2021-08-24
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An epic account of the Navy SEALs of Alpha platoon, the startling accusations against their chief, Eddie Gallagher, and the courtroom battle that exposed the dark underbelly of America’s special forces—from a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter“An important, infuriating, meticulously researched account of modern warfare that I found nearly impossible t...
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Summer reading is fully underway…Book 1 was THE BIG EAST by @DanaONeilWriter (good read to recall the Big East glory years)…Book 2 is ALPHA: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy Seals by @David_Philipps…pretty compelling book about leadership gone awry.      source
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Leadership Pain
The Classroom for Growth
Samuel Chand - 2015-04-07
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Do you want to be a better leader? Raise the threshold of your pain. Do you want your church to grow or your business to reach higher goals? Reluctance to face pain is your greatest limitation. There is no growth without change, no change without loss, and no loss without pain. Bottom line: if you're not hurting, you're not leading.But this book is...
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Most recent reading from Samuel R. Chand in his book LEADERSHIP PAIN “Leaders are teaching others how to handle pain at the exact moment they are learning these lessons themselves.” “Make people decisions slowly.”      source
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No Ordinary Dog
My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid
Will Chesney - 2020-04-21
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The powerful true story of a SEAL Team Six member and military dog handler, and the dog that saved his life.Two dozen Navy SEALs descended on Osama bin Laden's compound in May 2011. After the mission, only one name was made public: Cairo, a Belgian Malinois and military working dog. This is Cairo's story, and that of his handler, Will Chesney, a me...
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Outstanding book from U.S. Navy Seal Will Chesney in NO ORDINARY he shares the story of the military working dog, Cairo.      source
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Strength to Love
Martin Luther King Jr - 2010-01-10 (first published in 1963)
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"If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love."So wrote Coretta Scott King. She continued: "I believe it is because this book best explains the central element of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy of nonviolence: His belief in a divine, loving presence t...
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STRENGTH TO LOVE by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a remarkable read, “This book best explains the central element of Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence, his belief in a divine, loving presence that binds all life.”      source
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Great at Work
Morten T. Hansen - 2019-09-03
Never Settle by Marty Smith
What to Do When Things Go Wrong by Frank Supovitz