Reading List Update

04.30.2016

Just finished reading:

  • The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees) by Patrick Lencioni
    • Another great management fable from Patrick Lencioni.  Here he dives into three challenges a manager can help his/her team overcome to maximize satisfaction with their job and overall life:  Anonymity, Irrelevance, and Immeasurability. The first two are easy to understand, but it’s the last one that is most commonly overlooked and has the biggest potential impact.  As workers we crave more than the typical subjective “good job” or “you’re improving” or “you could be doing better.”  Instead, every worker can identify key metrics to both track performance and aim for attainable goals.

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Reading List

04.13.2016

Because I have a short attention span, I always juggle two books at once.

Just finished reading:

  • Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    • Filled with great lessons on how and where to focus time and energy to get the most out of one’s time to feel satisfaction in everything they do.
  • Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom
    • Mitch Albom’s writing style often seems to be of the “interview someone and document the process” as was the case in Tuesdays with Morrie.  Again, he questions end-of-life questions about legacy, not being forgotten, and reflecting on a lifetime of lessons to be shared with those that follow us.

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