Professional Development Committee - Recommended Reading

Why We Sleep
To raise the awareness levels of human health in our firefighters
he Leader’s Secret Code: The Belief Systems That Distinguish Winners
Based on interviews/analyses (qualitative/quantitative) learn secrets of successful leadership
Lead your business to survival and success by following the example of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose
Turn the Ship Around! book cover
Learn how a leadership model turned a fleet from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the US Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach
Leadership actions resulting in a crew of confident, inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative & responsibility for their actions
Sticking Points: How to Get 5 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart
This book identifies the 12 places where the 5 generations typically come apart in the workplace
Invention of Tradition
This book explores how traditions are at times a recent invention rather than an established ritual
Is everyone really equal?
This provided a great overview of the key movements and ideas discussed in the media, did so through examples that illustrated the concepts
PDC Atomic Habits
The importance of small habits resulting in exponentially positive improvements in various spaces in your life or career
Crucial Conversations
This book draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world
Why We Sleep
To raise the awareness levels of human health in our firefighters
Recommended Learning: Love Works
The book provides an overview on how to positively engage your emotions to be a better leader
The Boys in the Boat
A true story that provides numerous examples of teamwork and overcoming adversity
Going Pro: The Deliberate Practice of Professionalism
A concept of professionalism & provides a detailed improvement path with self-assessments & action steps throughout
Atlas of the Heart
Pesearch on accurately naming an experience- doesn’t give the experience more power—it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice.
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
This book discusses the importance of human relationships, how those relationships are formed, and how the are fundamental to our lives.
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