Summer Reading Suggestion for Personal Growth

Summer is a great time to work on personal growth and your summer reading list is one of the best places to start. Here are a few suggestions.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath is a follow up to Gallup’s wildly successful online tool that helped millions discover their top five talents. It’s a quick read that has an accompanying website with hundreds of strategies that will change the way your look at yourself and the world.

The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For is Rick Warren’s follow up to his first book The Purpose Driven Life – which became the best selling hardback non-fiction in history. This newer version includes links to videos and audio messages that go deeper into each chapter.

My book LIES That Limit: Uncover the Truth of Who You Really Are will help you identify and shed the labels, illusions, excuses and stories so you can get on with living a more fulfilling life.

These books, and many others, are available in print and e-reader versions at

Summer Reading Suggestions for Career Growth

Summer reading lists aren’t just for school students. There are several career boosting standards to consider as you build your list of books for the beach or to enjoy while you travel.

Barbara Pachter’s Greet Eat Tweet shows you how to advance your career by learning the most effective ways to communicate with confidence.

One of the most relevant books for today’s work environment is Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. It’s the jumping off point for what has become the most important characteristic of successful people.

The book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith looks at the subtle changes in behavior that make a big difference if you’re trying to break through to the next level of management.

Summer Reading To Bolster Diversity & Inclusion

Many US companies are embracing inclusion, but many still struggle with how to implement programs and processes, as well as connect diversity to real business benefits. Here are two summer reading suggestions that will help.

The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing In Diversity and Inclusion Pays Off, by Mark Kaplan and Donovan Mason, provides straight forward advice on achieving the kind of meritocracy that leads to tangible results. The Inclusion Dividend offers a framework for tapping into the bottom line impact generated by an inclusive culture.

Tom Finn’s “Are You Clueless: 7 Clues to Profit, Productivity & Partnership for Leaders in a Multicultural World, is for anyone who deals with increasingly diverse employees and customers every day. Finn’s stories from his 20 plus years of consulting show how not to treat people who are different.

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