2 Jan

Book recommendations (updated)

Two years ago I wrote about the books that I give to our department to read for professional development.  Each semester our directors read a book together and then take a long lunch near the end of the semester for a discussion, and during the summer our entire staff reads a book for our annual retreat.

The end of our departmental mission statement reads that we are “recognized nationally as a leader for excellence and innovation in university advancement.”  But what exactly does “excellence” mean?  I like the Tom Peters’ philosophy that it’s a matter of constant improvement and constant change, and our “book club” is one way that we try to foster that type of environment.

Here’s what we have been reading over the last few years:

One of these days (or months or years), I will churn out several book reviews!

Any book recommendations for 2014?

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