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a-Rundown of Our 9 Favorite Books

Last week, Mary talked about the phrase “Leaders are Readers” and shared some of her favorite lessons learned from reading. It got the rest of us talking about our favorite books, and we want to share them with you.

  • Craig Page submitted How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie: “This book taught me to take situations and determine the worst possible outcome, then develop a plan to address this scenario. What actually happens is often not as bad as you initially thought. It is easier to work through an issue when you know you can handle any situation.”

  • Dale Thrush submitted by Outliers Malcom Gladwell: “This book highlights the story of success. If we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them – things like family, birthplace, and even birth date.”

  • Dale Thrush also submitted Blink by Malcom Gladwell: “This book focuses on how we think without thinking. In other words, it’s about choices that seem to be made in an instant (in the blink of an eye) that actually are not as simple as they seem.”

  • James Rogers submitted How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeffery Fox: “This book is packed with business fundamentals and is an easy read. It’s the most commonsense, no nonsense book I’ve ever read!”

  • James Rogers also submitted Good to Great by Jim Collins: “Collins outlines the seven characteristics of companies that ‘made the leap’ including things like confronting the brutal facts, leadership, and a culture of discipline.”

  • Jefferson Sturkey submitted Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven: “An easy read, it inspired me with lessons in discipline, being humble, and being a good person. I had my children read it, and they make their bed every day now. The bottom line, little things can change your life, and maybe the world.”

  • Jenise Lewis submitted The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein: “There is a message in there for all of us!”

  • Joshua Thrailkill submitted Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss: “This one applies to my work when I’m on the road.”

  • Larry Champagne submitted Compassionate Samurai by Brian Klemmer: “This is a great read with some pearls of wisdom on how to be focused and successful while maintaining integrity and ethics.”

One thing we love to do is to read a book and then share it with the rest of the team. What book would you like to pass on to others?

Until next time…we are Advoco, make every minute count.

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