Monday, June 1, 2015

Current Reading List

Despite reading so many blog posts by others talking about what they're reading I realized today that I've never done the same. Huh. Well here goes.

Since becoming a manager almost a year ago my reading picks have changed pretty dramatically. There's definitely less tech but not less technical - at least in the sense that it's about the technical aspects of leading, managing, etc. The Phoenix Project got me thinking and more on the path of reading up on what the heck I'm supposed to be doing in my current role.

Currently Reading:
  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink - Recommended to me by a friend whose career is in creating and teaching visual art. It's a look at the shift from the workplace putting more value on left-brain, logical-only thinking to more right-brain, creative thinking.
  • Lead I.T: Moving from Technical Leader to People Leader by Sharron Spratt - When I saw the review from +Karen Ferris I added it to my Kindle immediately. The title says it all.
  • First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman - Recommended by someone in a training session. I guess it's one of those basic reading requirements for people going into a management position.
  • The Iliad - Because I may not have been entirely sober when I read it in college (in fact I'm fairly certain I wasn't). It's time to read it again. Academic intros are full of bombast and impenetrable, unnecessary analysis. I like that I can skip them now. 
The on-deck circle is filled with many other titles. I gotta spend more time reading for sure.