My 2017 Christmas Reading List

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My 2017 Christmas Reading List

Leaders are readers. What have you read in 2017? What will you read in 2018?

My senior pastor while on staff during seminary told me you could tell when a person’s mind died by the last copyrights on their bookshelves.

I’ve always found that something to guard myself against. And so…I am a reader.

Here’s what’s on my 2017 Christmas Reading List:

Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals by Michael Hyatt. I am about halfway through this one and I HIGHLY recommend it. If you’ve been feeling the need for a boost of real accomplishment, this is the one. Order it now and you’ll get your copy when it publishes on January 2nd!

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. First of all, Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and gave a great interview at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit. Second, my wife Debbie could not put this book down! She loved it and has been recommending it to everyone.

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. Isaacson is a great biographer/story teller. Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most creative people in history. What’s not to like?

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown. I’ve read Brown’s other books and they are always a powerful read. For a groups guy…belonging might be a key idea!

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. This book has been on my list for a couple years AND IT IS STILL ON THE BEST-SELLER LIST! That’s a sign. I’ll be reading it in the next 60 days.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling. I think I know what you’re thinking. But, I’ve never read the Harry Potter books and I’m feeling the need for a little escape!

The Pursuit of Prime: Maximize Your Company’s Success with the Adizes Program by Ichak Adizes. Not a new book (1996) and not a best-seller, but remember, I am on the hunt for help in building a leadership pipeline and pathway in 2018.

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