Recliner Recommendations: July 2017

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It has been a few months since I have given you any recommendations. Here are a few to get you through the summer months. I hope you will check out a new book or podcast before Labor Day weekend.

What I’m listening to…

Audiobook: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman

Are you a multiplier or a diminisher? Ugh. This book kicked my butt! We [leaders] often think we are developing leaders. However, we can also become accidental diminishers. Wiseman gives you practical ways to identify when you are multiplying leaders and when you are diminishing potential leaders. The audiobook is great if you are an audio learner or if you travel. It is read by the author which is usually my preference in audiobooks. However, the paper copy comes with resources in the back. If you like tests and next steps, then you might want a hard copy.

Podcast: Revisionist History: Season Two by Malcomb Gladwell

Hooray for season two! I am a huge Malcomb Gladwell fan! Huge. I encourage you to read his books, but you want to listen to his podcast. Gladwell could write about fairies and toadstools and I would listen to it. He is a natural storyteller. Don’t miss this!

Watching: Elementary (Hulu)

Elementary (CBS) is a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. It takes place in New York City with a few other twists on the original book series. It is every bit as fascinating as Sherlock (BBC) but made for television.

What I am reading…

Book: The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst

Lysa Terkeurst is a mainstream Christian author. She writes primarily for women and she has a blog called Proverbs 31 Ministries. Lysa is a deeper Bible scholar than I had anticipated. The Best Yes has been challenging as she causes you to stop and really look at what you are doing with your time and resources.

The Scripture I’m meditating on…

“A good [reputation] is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold”. Proverbs 22:1

Often we believe that our good reputation is the result of success. But how we achieve our “success” effects our reputation.

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