Have you noticed how busy everyone is this summer? People are flat out in July - working during vacations with a focus on Q3 and beyond. If this is you, make time for some easy self-improvement. Read a book!
Here's my July list:
Get A Grip, by Gino Wickman and Mike Paton This is the 'business fable' counterpart of Wickman's user-manual, Traction, and is the gritty, real-world story about an entrepreneurial company that has hit the ceiling. I implement EOS, and rereading this fable helps me reconnect to leaders on their EOS journey. A good read for companies rolling-out EOS into their organizations to share with mid-level managers.
More Than A Season, by Dayton Moore with Matt Fulks Kansas-born Dayton Moore grew up rooting for the Royals, and taking the job of GM for them was the culmination of a life-long dream. This book is a blueprint for becoming a champion, both on and off the field. What if getting the right people in the right seats was as easy as trading ball players? It's all about developing a winning strategy, and staying the course.
The Prosperous Coach, by Steve Chandler Chandler's written more than 30 books, and each help me keep my coaching and leadership skills sharp. If you lead people in a business context, there's abundant wisdom in Chandler's work.
Essentialism, by Greg McKeown In a world of more, more, more, McKeown outlines how to tackle "The Disciplined Pursuit of Less." promising a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminate everything that is not. This greater focus helps readers stop chasing the wrong things, and give more attention to the right things.
"Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years.” ― C.S. Lewis
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain What book had a profound impact on you early in life? When did you read it last? How about picking it up again this summer...the book remains the same; new insights await the different version of you. Twain's wry humor and insights resonate as true today as in 1885.