Suggested reading for new leads Jan 14, 2018

Books that I have used in my own development as a leader and that I recommend to all new leads on my team

Top reads from 2017 Jan 1, 2018

In 2017, I set a goal for myself to read 20 books. The same goal as the year before, which I'd surpassed with 24 books. This was a great year for reading, and I read or listened to 46 books in total! 

My reading focused, somewhat accidentally, on what I call the "how to live" genre as opposed to more business-focused books. I also tried to add some more diverse perspectives to my library, which I'll continue to do next year.

In no particular order, these are my top reads from 2017:

Stop reading that book Apr 8, 2017

Not all books, but that book. The book you've been telling yourself you really should read. The one that you look at and immediately find something else to do. Stop reading that book.

I have a tendency to view reading as a race of sorts. I like keeping track of what I'm reading, how far I am, and how many books I've read so far this year. This can make it difficult to stop reading a book, particularly if you're already 50 or 100 pages into it. You've gotten this far, it doesn't make sense to stop now.

Except it really, really does.