More … to read … and see
With a brief note about what I found compelling in each.
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
by Chris Voss, Tahl Raz – 2016
Top FBI hostage negotiator tells great stories and day-to-day examples of how to negotiate well. Even negotiating works better with purpose.
Necessary Endings… what to give up to go forward
by Henry Cloud – 2011
Pruning old relationships, projects, and problems frees up new energy for new successes.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative – 2015
Compelling true stories about winning justice for people of color; even better than Grisham’s, The Guardians.
The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians
by David M. Rubenstein, Carla Hayden – 2019
Best of the best short stories about historical greats; told by biographers who spent years on research.
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
by Sonia Purnell – 2019
A great true story about one of the best resistance fighters of WW II.
Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
by Tod Bolsinger – 2018
Draws parallels from Lewis and Clark (canoeing up to the Rocky Mountains) and what that means for us when we enter uncharted territory.
Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream
by Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson – 2019
Similar to Loonshots but not as compelling. Makes the case for more R&D in America.
by Robert A. Caro – 2019
Biographer of LBJ and Robert Moses (NYC developer). Tells how deeply flawed and biased men helped make gains for civil rights and equity.
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
by The Arbinger Institute – 2018
Short novel that illustrates how we can ‘get out of the box’ of distorted thinking by seeing others as they are rather than objects.
Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
by Kim Scott – 2019
In your face book about solid communication skills: radical candor without being rude. Lots of great HR ideas.
A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith
by Timothy Egan – 2019
Journalist tells of the pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome with lots of stories and history.
Culturally Responsive School Leadership
Promised freedom and then kept a slave. She escaped, and went back again and again, to rescue others. She was determined to ‘live free, or die.’ She lived an incredible life of purpose.
Larry Nyland – Leadership Coach and Consultant.
Seattle Schools superintendent 2014-2018
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