Disruptive Leadership: Resources

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I recently gave a talk to the great group of business leaders taking part in the Leadership Winter Park program of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce in Florida. My talk was on entrepreneurship titled Disruptive Leadership. Along with the slides I’ve posted on slideshare, I’ve put together the following resources to accompany the talk.

Cultivate Resilience

Based on the framework Mindset -> Nutrition -> Movement -> Recovery



Movement or Motion

  • Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation
  • Got a Meeting? Take a Walk – I’ve taken many walks with Nilofer Merchant and have learned to use this great idea. In her talk she suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.
  • Movement Apps & Tools: You want a tool that not only counts steps, but give you a buzz that you need to stand up
    • Fitbit
    • AppleWatch


  • Mastercard One More Day ad – “We’ve heard that over 400,000,000 vacation days go unused every year. That’s the stupidest thing I ever heard. They’re paid vacation days.”
  • The Surprising Path to Accomplish More: Doing Nothing – Auto-Pilot – The Art & Science of Doing Nothing, Smart presents the neuroscience behind the randomness in brain function necessary for the creativity unique to our human consciousness. –
  • The Year of the Quantified Self-Revolution – Awakening Human 2.0 by Finding Personal Meaning in Personal Data
  • Recovery Apps & Tools:
    • Emfit – No iPhone or technology in the bedroom
    • These tools aren’t very accurate, but they give you a sense of awareness for your sleep and allows you to see how your sleep is relative to itself:
      • Fitbit
      • Jawbone UP
      • Misfit


Make Learning a Keystone Habit


  • The Power of Habit — I really enjoyed reading this book by Charles Duhigg especially for its insights on how habit formation can transform organizations.
  • Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday — While I didn’t read this book by New York Times best seller Gretchen Rubin, it was highly recommended by Forte during our workshop and was just released in paperback. I’ve added it to my 2016 reading list.
  • BJ Fogg — Definitely follow this Stanford innovator & psychologist. His work is repeatedly referenced in just about everything I’ve read about habit formation.
  • Habit Apps & Tools:



Hire for Purpose

  • Everyday Leadership – TEDx Talk We have all changed someone’s life — usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It’s wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.


You can follow me on Twitter for my latest thoughts and readings. Also, you can find the original Thinking Bench talk on TED.com.


Glen Lubbert is an entrepreneur based in San Francisco and has been using technology to help us live longer, healthier, happier, and more productive lives for nearly 20 years.

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