Books that influenced my thinking in 2018
I have been an avid reader since childhood. What I didn’t know then, that I know now, is that not only does reading make you smarter, it can also make you healthy and happy. I have also learned over the years, that I not only love reading, I love reading books.
Yes, in this digital age, I still love the feel of a physical book. There’s a physicality to reading and an emotional connection that I make with print books, that somehow gets lost on the screen. Though like most of you, I read both print books and e-books, and here are a few that have influenced my thinking as a leader and learner in 2018.
- Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better by Anthony S. Bryk, Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow, and Paul G. LeMahieu
- Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions By Knowing What To Ask by Michael Marquardt
- BreakThrough Principals by Jean Desravines, Jaime Aquino, and Benjamin Fenton
- Creating Cultures of Thinking by Ron Ritchhart
- Leadership Coaching for Educators by Karla Reis
- Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
- Your Faith Walk: Wisdom and Affirmations on the Path to Personal Power from the editors of ESSENCE
- When: The Scientific Thinking of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink
- Becoming by Michelle Obama