I keep a reading list here so I have a record of books and articles that I’ve read. Why? I don’t know. So that I can feel some sort of satisfaction for the accomplishment, I suppose. Kind of like being able to look back over my training log, but for mental training of sorts.
Before I post the list, let me point out a new feature I’ve added to the reading list. I’ve added an asterisk (*) for recommended readings– books that I really liked.
Here’s what I’ve read this past year:
Finished Books and Articles:
- Open: An Autobiography. by Andre Agassi. *
- Requisite Organization: The CEO’s Guide to Creative Structure & Leadership. by Elliott Jaques.
- Outliers: The Story of Success. by Malcolm Gladwell. *
- Leadership Skills & Emotional Intelligence. by The Center for Creative Leadership.
- Social Capital and Civil Society. by Francis Fukuyama.
- Creating a Measure of Trust in Small Military Teams. by Barbara Adams, Lora Buyn, and Greg Chung-Yan.
- On the Folly of Rewarding A While Hoping for B. by Steven Kerr. *
- Ten HR Administration Cost-Reduction Strategies for Tough Economic Times. by Alison Borland, Karen Frost and Mike Wright. (Hewitt Associates)
- Seven Levels of Corporate Sustainability. by Richard Barrett.
- Cold Mountain. by Charles Frazier. *
- Mentoring and Tutoring Excellence: A Pocket Guide for Volunteers. by Comunities in Schools.
- Manual for the SAT. by The Princeton Review.
- The Ultimate Coach: What Great Coaches Get Right. by Bo Hanson. *
- Writings of the Mystery of the Universes: A Prophecy Fulfilled. by Beverly Thompson.
- Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs. by Muhammad Yunus. *
- Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse. by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. *
- A Step Beyond: A Definitive Guide to Ultrarunning. edited by Don Allison. *
- Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes. by Mark J. Penn. *
- Intervals, Thresholds, and Long Slow Distance: the Role of Intensity and Duration in Endurance Training. by Stephen Seiler and Espen Tonnessen.
- Senior Leadership Team Coaching. by Douglas Riddle.
- Developing a Leadership Strategy: A Critical Ingredient for Organizational Success. by William Pasmore and Kim Lafferty.
- Coaching Development and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. by Brent Rushall.
- Transforming Your Organization. by John B. McGuire, Charles J. Palus, William Pasmore and Gary B. Rhodes.
- Predicting Job Performance: Does the Work Context Matter? by Reanna Poncheri and Mark Wilson.
- High Impact Succession Management: Executive Summary. by Kim Lamoureux, Michael Campbell and Roland Smith.
- Human Capability: A Study of Individual Potential and its Application. by Elliott Jaques and Kathryn Cason. *
- The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life. by Harriet Lerner.
- Boundary Spanning Leadership: Mission Critical Perspectives from the Executive Suite. by Jeffrey Yip, Chris Ernst and Michael Campbell.
- High-Impact Succession Managment: Executive Summary. by Kim Lamoureux, Michael Campbell and Roland Smith.
- While My Sister Sleeps. by Barbara Delinsky.
- The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives. by Shankar Vedantam.
- Running Through the Wall: Personal Encounters With the Ultramarathon. edited by Neal Jamison. (re-read parts)
Started and Discarded:
- Revolution: A Manifesto. by Ron Paul. (I appreciate his positions, just didn’t dig his writing style)
- The Silence of Great Distance: Women Running Long. by Frank Murphy. (This is a re-read that I didn’t feel like finishing the whole thing again.) *
* Recommended Readings. These are those items that I really enjoyed and would recommend to others. Not that other items on the list are bad (some are OK and some are quite good), it’s just that they aren’t as memorable.