Resources for Learning-Books and Video
I have had the opportunity to read many books and watch many videos that have helped me gain a much clearer understanding of things I have personally experienced or talked with others about in my life and my business career.
My intent today is to share a few of my favorite books and movies. Each of them have specific purposes and context for learning and I suspect that many of you will have similar choices.
On the flip side I suspect that many of you have other resources that you have found to be useful or even indispensable in your work. I would like to hear from you what you find useful and valuable. Replies are always welcome here.
Here goes with my list of books:
- The Goal by Goldratt
- The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership by Sample
- Good to Great by Collins
- The Tipping Point by Gladwell
- Now, Discover your Strengths by Clifton
- Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture by Cameron & Quinn
- Tyranny of the Urgent by Hummel
- Who Moved my Cheese? by Johnson
- The World is Flat by Friedman
- Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Covey
- In Search of Excellence by Peters
- Halftime by Buford
- Primal Leadership by Goleman
- Strategy and the Fat Smoker by Maister
- Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Lencioni
- The E-Myth Revisited by Gerber
Let’s now take a look at the video side:
- “Hoosiers” with Gene Hackman (great for teambuilding)
- “Remember the Titans” with Denzel Washington (teambuilding and vision)
- “Twelve Angry Men” with Henry Fonda (group work and interaction)
- “Rudy” with Sean Astin (vision)
There are many other video clips that I have used through the years, but I will not go into all of them at this time.
What about you?
Which books or videos/movies have you learned from in your life and your career?
Your input is encouraged. I’ll revisit this topic again later this week.