“Our lives basically change in two ways – the people we meet and the books we read.”
Charles “Tremendous” Jones
In the last post I promised I would provide a recommended reading list. This proved more difficult than I imagined as there are so many great books that have helped and inspired me to become a better trainer. I went through the list a number of times and narrowed it down.
Here is my list:
InsideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives By Joe Ehrmann
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success By Carol Dweck
Presentation Zen By Garr Reynolds
Telling Ain’t Training By Harold Stolovitch and Erica Keeps
Police Instructor by Richard Neal
Nerve By Taylor Clark
The Art of Learning By Josh Waitzkin
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs By Carmen Gallo
Made to Stick By Chip and Dan Heath
The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker
The Talent Code By Daniel Coyle
Positive Words, Powerful Results by Hal Urban
Training at the Speed of Life by Ken Murray
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us By Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons
With Winning in Mind by Lanny Bassham
Mind Gym by Gary Mack
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella
Be Excellent at Anything By Tony Schwartz
Highest Duty By Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger
Good to Great By Jim Collins
Sources of Power by Gary Klein
Favorite Non-Lawenforcement Magazine:
The Monday Motivator By Scott Westerman
Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds
Of course I would highly recommend the books we have published through Warrior Spirit Books which are available at www.warriorspisitbooks.com.
Charlie Jones said our lives change in two ways: The books we read and the people we meet. So in addition to reading it is important to attend live training events and meet the thought leaders, innovators, and fellow trainers in our profession. As a trainer if you can only attend one event a year make it the ILEETA Annual Training Conference. The 2013 conference will be the biggest and best ever as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of ILEETA.
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Let me know what is on your recommended reading list, your favorite blogs, magazines and training programs.