May AMT Recommended Reads – 2 New Titles

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Give and Take and Extreme Ownership

We have two new books added to the AM Transport book club rotation. In addition to those previous great reads still being passed around (such as Hug Your Haters and Good to Great), we have added a few new faces to the book club groups and a couple new titles to the bookshelf.

1. Give and Take
Author – Adam Grant

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. Using his own pioneering research as Wharton’s top-rated professor, Adam Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success.

Give and Take highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common. This landmark book opens up an approach to success that has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.

2. Extreme Ownership
Authors – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

This book explains the SEAL leadership concepts crucial to accomplishing the most difficult missions in combat and how to apply them to any group, team, or organization. It provides the reader with Jocko and Leif’s formula for success: the mindset and guiding principles that enable SEAL combat units to achieve extraordinary results. It demonstrates how to apply these directly to business and life to likewise achieve victory.

Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership–at every level–is the most important thing on the battlefield. They started Echelon Front to teach these same leadership principles to companies across industries throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams.

Do you have recommended reads we should add to our book club? We would love to hear about them! Send them over to me – jmcdonald@amtransportonline.com

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