In the #satchatwc chat on Twitter this morning a question was asked about book recommendations. I’d been on a couple other recent chats that had done the same, and now my Amazon Wish List is full to overflowing.
I love that the same books were mentioned by several people on multiple chats. I’ll be starting with those, most likely.
Here are some of my current favorites and others that are on my reading list.
Some of my Favorites:
“The Fifth Discipline” by Peter Senge
This book changed how I think about how change happens. It changed how I parent, also. For me the biggest take-away was that if you want to make something happen, take your initial thought on how to make that change and do the opposite.
“Good to Great” by Jim Collins
A “business” book with broader application. I love this one, even if I’m not very good at being a hedgehog.
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey
Pretty much a classic, for good reason
“The 4 Disciplines of Execution” by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling
I’m reading this one right now. It’s very business-focused but is about how to prioritze and set goals in the midst of the whirlwind of daily tasks and demands – something we are all trying to do.
“Teach Like a Pirate” by Dave Burgess
There are lots of reasons to love this book, with it’s emphasis on teaching with passion and risk-taking. I think I like it even more because of the related chats on Twitter each week (#tlap). I always leave those chats inspired.