Spiritual Leadership one of the best books I have read. It is powerful, deep, and dense with substance. It contains a multitude of applications for leadership and management. My favorite chapters are 12: The Leader and Time and 13: The Leader and Reading. Chapter 13 contains practical applications on what to read, how to read, and how to get more out of what you read.
Algorithms to Live By is a surprisingly fun book considering the subject. Contains mathematical philosophy on decision making on a wide range of topics. Including hiring, dating, real estate, sorting, and even doing laundry. At the top are several key quotes from the book, two of my favorites are "Inaction is just as irrevocable as action" and "Seizing the day and seizing a lifetime are two entirely different endeavors."
This was one of my favorite books read in 2017, I strongly recommend reading it. Andrew Carnegie's major motive was making men more useful to themselves and others. He said that making better men is a greater motive than making money.
Read this book because Paul Akers said Eat Move Sleep motivated him to make healthy changes in his lifestyle and led to him writing Lean Health. After reading this book I made several small changes that have had a positive impact on my productivity and lifestyle.
Choose Yourself is one of my favorite books read in 2017. James is vulnerable in his writing, making him relatable and engaging. Contains several lists of ideas and plans with specific steps you can try. His suggestions to write 10 ideas a day, make a friends circle of influence, and write down every dream you have, had the most impact on me.
Really enjoyed this personal memoir by Booker T. Washington.
Here are two of my favorite quotes:
There is a physical, mental and spiritual enjoyment that comes from a consciousness of being the absolute master of ones work, in all it's details, that is very satisfactory and inspiring.
The older I grow, the more I am convinced that there is no education one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women.
Insights on how to take ownership and stop making excuses. Covers the mental aspects of making a mindset shift from looking for excuses to taking ownership and developing solutions.
Motivating and entertaining. My 2018 Q4 theme is physical health and fitness which is one reason I selected this book. This is a fun book and motivated me to get out of my comfort zone physically and mentally.
Read because of a recommendation from Ryan Holiday. Interesting perspectives on parenting, teaching children autonomy and learning to embrace failure instead of fearing it.
Part biography and part business story with insights into leadership and management practices.
From Publisher's Summary:
Mulally and his team pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in business history. As the rest of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy to being the most profitable automaker in the world. American Icon is the compelling, behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround.