The Daily Drucker Caroline’s Favorite Books June 2015
For those of you who attended the 2015 Idaho Academy Annual Meeting, RDN’s: Game Changers of Today, Influencers of Tomorrow, Thank You! You heard me promise to post, each month, one of my favorite books.
My goal is not to refer you to more books about great topics in food and nutrition, but to expose you to a handful of my favorites on leadership, innovation, decision making, and strategy. While our expertise in food and nutrition gets us into our great jobs, the subject matter in my favorite books offers us some key points in getting further in our careers personally and, as a result, propelling our industry further.
I hope you enjoy these and get some words of wisdom from the great thought leaders in leadership of our time. If you have thoughts on these books or particular pieces that are meaningful to you, please share. I look forward to your feedback.
President, Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
By Peter F. Drucker with Joseph A. Maciariello
HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. (2004)
Forward by Jim Collins, Bestselling Author of Good to Great
I start with recommending to you, The Daily Drucker, because, as summer begins you may be more interested in enjoying the outdoors than reading for a great period of time. I’m starting off with what I call my daily professional devotional. This book is packed with “366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done”, as the title reads, by Drucker, one of the leading masterminds of decision making and innovation. You will find a page devoted to each day of the year to provide you with great thoughts for reflection and learning. I always say, “I don’t start my day without my Drucker”; I often not only read that day’s journal in the morning, but will re-read it around lunchtime and before I go home to reinforce the timeless messages intended to optimize all aspects of your job as a leader, teammate, co-worker, and subordinate. Enjoy!