Looking for something beyond the latest romance novel or legal story? Check out our top ten list of summer reading picks from our leadership team! They’re entertaining, thought-provoking, and filled with information you can use throughout the year.
“This book is most impactful on how to set up processes so that the service can be replicated. Imagine McDonald’s creating a company with teenagers as labor. It also focuses on working on the business vs. in it all of the time.”
“Business owners usually only sell a business once in their lifetime. So they don’t have any background on how to do it, what is important, or who should they seek for help. It is not always just about the price. The Exit Planning Guide asks many thought-provoking questions on a variety of nonfinancial topics that should be addressed by any business owner, because all businesses are sold or shut down eventually.”
“I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for a quick and easy summer read on motivation, mindsets, perspectives and how to achieve success in business. This is a great book to have in your tool belt when you want to reevaluate your business approach or are looking for motivation.”
“If you’re a sucker for self-assessments like I am, you’ll really enjoy learning where you rate on the four aspects of emotional intelligence (EQ): self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management. After a quick survey, the book directs you to action steps that you can adopt to increase your EQ—an important skill in being a successful and effective leader and team member.”
“Rich Dad Poor Dad helped me develop my understanding of ‘assets’ and ‘investments’ and the mindset of the entrepreneur. Our education system is designed for employees, so a supplement for financial literacy is essential to success as a business owner or investor.”
“I love the core message of this book: do work you love with people you like, and everything else will follow. You don’t have to think of business development as selling. It’s simply about helping people with problems and being part of their solution.”
“I really thought the author had been watching me at work as I read about my own behavioral profile. He gives great insights into the way that different DISC profiles process information and make decisions, which is invaluable for knowing how to best communicate with people while providing client service, pursuing new opportunities, and numerous other situations.”
“Kristen Hadeed’s vulnerable yet humorous true stories remind readers that it’s more than ok to be imperfect. This book provides a refreshing perspective on topics such as providing feedback, building loyalty, and how to gracefully swallow a giant piece of humble pie. Don’t be fooled by the author’s young age—emerging and advanced leaders alike can learn from her experiences.”
“This book make me think of talent development in the same terms as business development. A talent pipeline is as important as new business pipeline.”
“Dan Pink provides an interesting and thought-provoking look at the ebbs and flows of a day, and a lifetime, too! He provides practical ideas on how to consider and embrace these natural ebbs and flows we all experience.”
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