Our Recommended Reading List

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Our Recommended Reading List

Self-improvement and team building are two key elements to current and future success in any industry. Regular reading can be a highly effective way to nurture these aspects for yourself and your team. Here is a reading list of our firm’s top recommended books which can provide insight into time management, professional development, leadership, and team building.

The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
This #1 New York Times bestseller not only provides intriguing life-hacks for business professionals, but also a number of practical tips and case studies from successful readers. You’ll also discover real-world templates you can emulate when it comes to negotiating with clients and other leaders.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
A classic that is highly recommended for any professional regardless of their industry. Great for both business and personal development, this book delves into everything from paradigms of interdependence to principles of creative cooperation. Presidents and CEOs alike have endorsed this book as being both inspiring and practical.

Play to Your Strength by Donald Clifton
This book relies on over 40 years of research into companies who focus on what employees do best. It’s often suggested for both effectiveness and management. It shows how you can change your approach and focus on your strengths, rather than your weaknesses as a strategy for success.

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
A true story of beating the odds in the most desperate of times. An ideal tool for promoting team development and working together to accomplish a common goal.

A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard
42 pages of essential writings on success that explores the value of individual initiative and being intentional in your tasks. Learn how to accomplish the mission and stop asking for permission for every little thing.

Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Even though it may be about finding the secret to success in the sport of baseball, this gem of a book includes even deeper meaning. It’s really a book about the science behind finding undiscovered talent using non-traditional tools and how to effectively manage that talent.

Regular reading has proven time and again to be a valuable tool for growth and mastery of core business practices as well as self-awareness. Studying the books on this list can be an effective way to learn new skills or reinforce skills that you already have.

 

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