What We Are Reading- CEO Recommendations Edition

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Every month we share content that we are reading. This month, we dive into the top business and personal development books that our CEO, Jeet Kumar, recommends.

Harry S. Truman said it best, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” 

Independent learning is something that we do not take lightly here at In Time Tec. Reading is a simple way for our employees to expand their knowledge, build their expertise, and contribute to their growth while becoming leaders. 

Here is a closer look at the specific authors and books our CEO recommends:

Good To Great, by Jim Collins. Describes how companies transition from being good companies to great companies, and how most companies fail to make the transition.

 Built To Last, by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras. Outlines the results of a six-year research project exploring what leads to enduringly great companies.

Execution, by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. Illustrates the importance of execution and its three main building blocks. This guide to corporate strategy focuses on the quality most essential to every business, the ability to get things done.

 Leading Change, by John P. Kotter. Provides an eight-stage process for leading change in your organization. The type of change Kotter envisions is large, sweeping change that transforms organizations from mediocrity to greatness and keeps them competitive in a rapidly changing world economy.

 Magic of Thinking Big, by David J Schwartz.  Presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey. Presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls "true north" principles based on a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless.

The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO, by Robin Sharma. Shows the importance about living your heart’s desires. Discusses that the only three questions that matter are whether one has lived wisely, loved well, and served greatly.

Developing The Leader Within You, by John C. Maxwell. Examines the differences between leadership styles. Outlines principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others from any type of leadership position—including as a business executive, a church leader, a teacher, or even a parent.

 Developing The Leaders Around You, by John C. Maxwell. Examines how to be effective in the highest calling of leadership by understanding the five characteristics that set "leader managers" apart from "run-of-the-mill managers.''

 The Untethered Soul, by Michael A. Singer. Describes how you can untie yourself from your ego, harness your inner energy, expand beyond yourself and float through the river of life instead of blocking or fighting it.

 The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle. Provides a guide for day-to-day living, and stresses the importance of living in the present moment and transcending thoughts of the past or future.

 The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey. Offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in every transaction and every relationship—from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction.

 The Three Laws of Performance, by Steve Zaffron. Shows how ordinary business leaders were placed in unbelievably difficult conditions and made changes and improvements that were not only performance changing for the organization, but life changing for everyone involved in the process.

 Tribal Leadership, by Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright. Explains how to leverage the natural phenomenon of human tribes to upgrade any organizational culture and improve effectiveness, engagement, job satisfaction, and expectations of future successes. See our blog post here.

 Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari. Spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.

The Surrender Experiment, by Michael A. Singer. Explains how everyday life, doing business in the world, and spiritual practice can be synchronized to carry us into the heart of life's unimaginable perfection.