Seven Books Association Leaders Rely Upon
These books are read time and time again
Association staff members may be busy managing and leading their organizations, but when they’re not hard at work, they just might be reading.
In honor of National Read a Book Day on Sept. 6, we asked our readers which titles have given them unexpected career inspiration—with an eye toward books beyond management tomes.
Our audience took inspiration from all kinds of sources. Multiple readers cited the Bible. Nods to modern book series (Harry Potter) were just as likely to show up as classics (The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton). Fiction (such as The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho) was heavily cited; so, too, was nonfiction (The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown’s 2013 book about a rowing team that won a gold medal at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin). And, given the audience, business books (like David Allen’s Getting Things Done) naturally also got mentioned.
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