Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Laif Babin:
I’ve read this book once already, and I think I’ll read it a few more times in the future. It’s so thick with actionable information about leadership that can really be applied to any facet of your life. I’m particularly interested in working on what they call “leading up the chain,” so I can learn how to help my leadership to best help me.
Way of the Warrior Kid by Jocko Willink:
My son has been having some issues lately with, to way over simplify, not getting his way. It’s much more complicated than that, but he seems to be able to manage it if it occurs to him in the beginning. I’ve got a suspicion that “Uncle Jake,” one of the main characters from this book, is going to have a good way to explain to my son why, and how, to discipline himself in those moments. I will be writing at least one review of this book, because in my case it is very important, and I would hope it might help another parent who is having a hard time helping their child through something.
Deep Work by Cal Newport:
The future is going to belong to people who can quickly and efficiently integrate and master new skills/techniques/technologies and then put that to good use. And the ability to do that, according to the author, is not only a born-in ability, it can be learned. I’ve always felt that I’m behind my coworkers in some important ways, and like I’m just hanging on for dear life to learn things “well enough” to not be found out. It’s tiring. So I’m more than a little interested in putting the knowledge in this book to use.
**For a list of books that were previously on this list, check out my archive.**