Must-Read Books Available Online

The 3rd Alternative – Stephen R. Covey – Covey has been writing great books since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  This volume asks the question, “Can we find a better way to deal with big problems?” Covey’s answer is yes, there is a better way, which is different from what we do today.  My main takeaway from this book is that compromise is always a terrible choice because both parties lose.  The only way to make things work is by finding a new way that neither party has seen.

The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande – Who would ever think a book about checklists could be interesting?  Not only was the book interesting, but it was also useful.  If you don’t use checklists in your life, you’re missing a great opportunity.  This book outlines why checklists are important and how to put lists together that will be used to improve outcomes in your business and or life.

What Got You’re here Won’t Get You There – Marshall Goldsmith – Goldsmith is one of the top executive coaches in the country.  This book outlines what keeps successful people from being extraordinarily successful.  It also gives you a good tutorial on how to choose and work with a coach.  If you’re already successful and want to make your game even better, this is a highly recommended book.

Tribal Leadership – Logan, King, Fischer-Wright. I’m a huge fan of Dave Logan, who is a professor at USC’s school of business.  This book is essential because it helps us learn how our employees think about life and our organizations.  The authors give us a good roadmap for how to upgrade the thinking process in our companies by meeting our employees where they are.

Support Rural Communities With Books

It’s undeniable that reading skills are important for success in school, work, and life in general. Help make it possible to ensure that the rural areas have access to books.  Being there for our communities is helpful for the success of the future with knowledge.