I believe that great leaders are readers. Those who really know and follow me are aware that I am an avid reader. As a result, I am often asked for book recommendations.
Below is my November short list of books you should read. I have tried to place them into categories for those of you who may be interested in a specific type of book. I will try to update you on what I am reading each month. So check back for new updates.
Please use the comments section to let me know if you have read any of these books and your thoughts on them.
Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro I am a fan of all things Artificial Intelligence! Steven Spielberg's 2001 movie "A.I." is one of my all-time-favorites for it's ability to provoke emotional and sometimes eerie feelings. Mr. Ishiguro pens very similar feelings in this book about centering on love.
The Ten Faces of Innovation - Tom Kelley This is an oldie, but a goodie. Fair warning, it is very wordy but is a good resource for developing strategies for increasing your creativity.
The Ministry of Branding - Mike Martin Don't ask me for a book recommendation if you haven't already purchased my first book. :) This is a great read for anyone interested in discovering biblical principles for building and communicating your personal and professional brand.
X - John Bevere John Bevere is a veteran in the inspirational book space. In this book, he provides the motivation and inspiration to realize and live out your potential. It is almost a step-by-step guide for fulfillment.
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do - Amy Morin This is a helpful must read that I have used for my own personal development, as well as recommended to many people in my inner circle!!! Amy Morin covers everything from "dwelling on the past" and "how to curb jealousy" to "embracing solitude."
The Ride of a Lifetime - Robert Iger I am a big Disney fan! I love all things Disney. In this memoir, the man responsible for many of the Disney experiences that we love today, details his challenges, ideas and values during his time as CEO.
I hope you enjoy these reads. Please don't forget to let me know what you think of them.