THE BOOKSHELF REVIEW

THE MOUSE WHO ATE THE MOON by Elise Rian Cunha

Review by Anthony T. Eaton 04/24/17


Have you ever wondered what happens to the moon

during an eclipse?

This hungry little mouse knows. Experience a total

lunar eclipse through the eyes and imagination of an

8-year-old.


AE: You wrote your book in 2015, how was it initially received?

ERC: My papa was really proud of me. So was my 
mom. They were the first people to ever see it. My best friend Cameron was the first person to see it that was not in my family. She really liked the story.​Continue reading

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Inspiration In The Words of Others

Anthony T. Eaton 04/01/2017


It’s easy to become focused on the day to day

demands of life and forget to be in the moment, missing the true reason for our being, to be the best person we can and leave something positive behind. Sometimes we all need the reminder to keep things simple, and sometimes that is looking outside ourselves and our current situation.

Back in 2016, I had the privilege to interview Kyle Ingham founder of

The Distilled Man and have followed him ever since. Recently he sent out a post that was particularly appealing to me for two reasons. First was his admission that like most of us, from time to time, he loses perspective on life. The second that resonates even more personally with me is how he regains it; by reading the words of others in their quotes.

For a number of years, I have posted a quote of the day on my website and when I am lacking inspiration or feel like I have lost perspective. I turn to those the words of those that inspire me most. In his post, Kyle shares 101 Motivational Quotes on Being a Gentleman that he handpicked himself that focus on being a better man. I hope you will take a few minutes to read these inspirational quotes and also think about what it is that helps you maintain your own perspective and helps you be a better you.

I would like to thank Kyle for his inspiration and for allowing me to use the image from his post.

LEADERSHIP AND MORE

LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS

A Series of Interviews about Leadership and More

By Anthony T. Eaton 01/02/2016

"You don't need a title to be a leader, and having a title doesn't  make you one."  I believe everyone has the potential and opportunity to be a leader no matter their status, education or the position they hold. I prove this quote and belief true in my first book, a compilation of interviews with a diverse group of leaders from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

In the book, I share sixteen interviews I have done with individuals from design leader John Saint Denise, writer and author Eric Holtzclaw to civil rights advocate James Robinson and business founder, speaker, consultant Croft Edwards. Leadership Conversations brings together a vast range of experiences and perspectives on business and individual leadership. If you are looking for inspiration this is the book for you: but don’t take my word for it, here is what others have said.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"A negative frame of mind saps your energy,

as well as the energy of people around you. It weakens your confidence."

~Hard Optimism

LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS

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                  LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT

                      What does it mean? 

                            Anthony T. Eaton 


It doesn't matter if you are a leader: everyone has a leader above them. This means you can look at the question from either hat of the leader or that of the person being led. 


As a leader, for me leadership engagement means a number of things:  


  • TRUST: This is a two-way street but it starts with me. I trust my employees to make the right decisions but to keep me informed. We discuss work, processes, and issues.  I let them make decisions, have input and control.
  • INTEREST: I take a real interest in my employees. Not just what is going on at work, but what is going on with them, in their lives and with their families. They are not just a means to an end. 
  • TIME: There is no greater gift than the gift of time. I spend time with my team collectively and individually. This is not just in meetings, but whenever I get the chance by having a real open door or just stopping by their desk.
  • COMMITMENT: I stand by them. Things will go wrong, but I stand by my team even when mistakes are made. There is nothing we can not solve so long as we know about it and it is essential to create an environment where employees will tell you when there is a potential issue.
  • PRESENCE: To be present I try my best not to be distracted by email, the phone or others when we are together.
  • FEEDBACK: This is not for them, but for me. I have regular one on ones with my team. This is their time to share with me; I am the facilitator. I let my employees tell me what is happening, what they need, what I should start or stop doing. 
  • HANDS OFF: It may seem counter-intuitive when talking about engagement, but I get out of there way and let people what they are hired for. Then, I foster an environment where they will come to me when they need me. 
  • FUN: I try to make it fun. We joke, play games and keep things light in meetings when we can. Employees spend more time at work than they do with their families. I try to create a "family environment."


The key here is that if leaders expect their employees to be engaged they themselves must be engaged.


WOMEN ON LEADERSHIP

A Series of Interviews with Women about Leadership

Anthony T. Eaton 


After doing more than a dozen interviews with men for my website series A CONVERSATION WITH, in 2015, I decided I wanted to start a new series, this one focusing on women in leadership. As I have done with my other subjects I began to look for women who had achieved firsts, were giving back to the world and doing inspirational things. 

On June 1, 2015, after reading an article she had written entitled Self-centered bosses are wreaking havoc in the workplace, I posted my first WOMEN ON LEADERSHIP interview with Dallas Daily News columnist Cheryl Hall. 


Following that first interview, I have had the opportunity and honor to interview many more women. To read interviews click here

IN RETROSPECT

What I Would Tell My Younger Self About...Joy

By Anthony T. Eaton


Hindsight is 20/20 so they say, but how often do we think about who we were when we were younger? If we had the chance to talk to our younger self about things with the knowledge and experience we have now, what would we say? 


I would tell myself to look for joy in the simple things and find it wherever and whenever you can. Joy is not a place or an event; it is a sense of being. Seeing the sun rise or set, feeling the warmth of the sun on your face. Watching winter turn to spring, leaves turning green and flowers in bloom. Find joy in doing the things you enjoy the most, quiet moments, reading a book, doing something for someone else. Know those material things in and of themselves may only bring you fleeting joy. Don't look to others to bring you joy because you may be disappointed. What would YOU tell your younger self?