I don’t enjoy reading per se. For some reason, most books don’t hold my attention. I’m not sure if it’s me, or the writing. Though, I do enjoy the discovery of a golden nugget or two to help me and/or my clients grow.
As we roll into summer, you might be looking for several book ideas. I’m predominantly a non-fiction reader. I’d like to change that. For now, here’s a few books in my current rotation:
Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan
This is a great read on emotional intelligence. In my opinion, the best communicators effortlessly assess, identify, respond, and control the emotions of themselves and others. Meng’s writing has a great balance of research, case studies, humor, and tips to develop your own emotional intelligence with ease.
The Supermanger by Greg Blenscoe
I virtually bumped into Greg while commenting on another blog post. He’s a former CEO of a start-up. This is a quick easy read, with common sense approaches to managing your team. My challenge to you? Put one of his seven principles into action each month. Write me to say what changed for you and your team.
I became interested in the author’s story because we both have a love for theatre. Rob is a corporate communications consultant, actor, author, and speaker. He’ll show you how to improve your communication skills and have fun in the process. (I did a double take the other day when I saw Rob on a Scottrade commercial.)
I attended one of Mark’s webinars and enjoyed his energetic common sense approach to selling. In my former life, I was a sales executive for 20 years. I’m always looking for a sales book to learn something new. Selling is more about mindset than anything else. If you’re in sales, this is a must read.
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
I asked a former leader what he’s been reading lately and “Unbroken” was his recommendation. He said I’ll get emotional reading this one. The focus of the book is WWII POW vet, Paul Zamperini. Since I enjoyed Ms. Hillenbrand’s “Seabiscuit” so much, I’m looking forward to her latest work.
So, what are you reading? I could use several fiction recommendations.