02 Nov Books We’re Reading as a TC Leadership Team
I am super passionate about reading. It wasn’t something I really got passionate about until I stepped into a position of leadership.
In my early days of serving at TC, I went to a few leadership seminars and I wasn’t actively reading anything outside of spiritual development material at the time.
These leaders began to recommend different books like “Good to Great” by Jim Collins and “Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni.
As I began to dig into these books I experienced what many of you have when you dig into a good book. Different ideas and ways for leading more effectively began to open up and it wasn’t until I applied some of the ideas I had learned in those books in our organization and saw how it effected change that I really started to dig in.
Once I became responsible for a team, I realized how much I really didn’t know and became eager to learn as much as possible. This isn’t always noticed by young leaders.
Now in my 30’s, this is increasingly more obvious. Especially as I navigate the ins on outs of raising my kids.
So I am a huge follower of Dave Ramsey, I love the Financial Peace Program and also am a huge fan of Entre Leadership, the leadership development branch of Dave’s Company.
They have an excellent Leadership Podcast that I highly recommend!!
On this podcast, he often speaks about a required reading list for each of his new employees.
Since these books are highly recommended by Dave’s massive company, I decided we would read them as a leadership team at TC.
I just passed out the first of these 6 books we will be working through over the next several months.
- Who Moved My Cheese?
- QBQ by John Miller
- Rhinoceros Success: The Secret to Charging Full Speed Toward Every Opportunity
- The Go-Getter: The Timeless Classic That Tells You How to Be One
- The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
- The Monk and The Merchant – We will probably swap this one out. This book is about how serving in the marketplace in business is just as much of a ministry as serving in traditional ministry roles. As a ministry, I’ll probably swap this out. I haven’t decided on that yet.
“Who Moved My Cheese” is the first. This book is all about how to deal with the inevitable change you will face in your personal life and at work!!
I’ll likely do another blog post on some of our team’s thoughts and takeaways from this book.