Welcome to the Leaders are Readers Book Club!
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately reading or listening to books on leadership, business development and personal growth. Anyone who has passed me on my daily walks might wonder why I’m nodding in agreement or shouting out at no one in particular when a point hits home. My daily dose of literature has me thinking about the lack of book clubs for those of us who are leadership-driven. Let’s face it, Leaders need to be Readers, and a discussion of what we’re reading can amplify our learning.
I’m proud to introduce the Leaders are Readers Book Club. Each month I’ll introduce a book that I have found valuable and I’ll share discussion questions here and on LinkedIn. Also, I’ll periodically host a Clubhouse conversation about a favorite book. Read the book and join in a good old-fashioned book club discussion. (No, you don’t have to read the book to join the Clubhouse discussion, but it would certainly be beneficial!)
If you want to become a more effective leader, you’ll want to join the Leaders are Readers Club!
Working Successfully with Screwed Up People
by Elizabeth Brown
First up is a book that I just finished and absolutely loved! I can’t wait to start another one by this author.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Let’s face it. Some people just don’t listen, don’t care, and aren’t willing to compromise. And you probably work with some of them. The incomprehensible supervisor. The person in the next office who chats more than works. The customer who, by the way, isn’t always right. The good news is, it doesn’t take two people to change a relationship in the workplace. It takes one–you! Now the bestselling author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People offers expert advice to help you not only get along with co-workers who get under your skin but actually succeed at work in spite of them. You’ll learn how to be unflappable, imperturbable, and unflustered in every workplace situation.
Leaders are Readers Discussion Questions forWorking Successfully with Screwed Up People
1. What was the one big "ah ha" you had while reading the book?
2. Without naming names, who did the book help you understand best/most?
What did you like best/least about the book?
4. What was your favorite chapter?
5. If you got the chance to ask the author one question, what would it be?
PAM’S SUMMER READING LIST
Even as we head into summer and vacation time, I continue to read and listen to books, and I thought I’d share a few more titles for you to consider. I found all of these valuable for my personal growth:
- A Promised Land by Barack Obama
- Be More Kid: How to Escape the Grown Up Trap and Live Life to the Full! by Ed James, Mark Taylor, Nicky Taylor
- Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
- The Gumbo Coalition: 10 Leadership Lessons That Help You Inspire, Unite and Achieve by Marc Morial
- Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
SUMMER 2021 Discussion Book
Be More Kid - How to Escape the Grown Up Trap and Live Life to the Full!
by Ed James, Mark Taylor, Nicky Taylor
ABOUT THE BOOK: Since childhood you’ve had all of the resources that you need to create the life that you want and over time you’ve simply lost touch with them. Now is the time to find them again.
- With expert guidance from broadcaster and entrepreneur, Ed James and behaviour and relationship experts, Mark & Nicky Taylor, you’ll rediscover your sense of purpose, reconnect with what is important to you and find out how to unlearn unhelpful habits and behaviours. Employing simple tools and techniques you can use each day, Be More Kid shows you how to:
- Enjoy a meaningful and fulfilling life
- Stop overthinking and build resilience in a challenging world
- End the conflict of putting everyone else before your own needs
- Rediscover the contentment, enthusiasm and zest for life you had as a child
If you are ready for a new approach to your happiness, relationships and your future, Be More Kid will guide you through the journey, one step at a time.