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World Book Day 2020: Employee Recommendations

There’s no better time than World Book Day to pick up a new piece of reading material and learn something new. Several of our Impact employees have worked to find new employee development methods and soft skills through the books they’re reading, and are sharing their recommendations in this video. Watch to find out more.

Thank you to the following employees for submitting your recommendations. Keep on reading!

Alex Kusters, Sales Manager/Partner

Karlee Ricks, Chief Marketing Officer

Alex Park, Director of Service Delivery

Cynthia Bennett, Vice President of Talent Acquisition


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Video Transcript

Hi guys, this is Alex Kusters, Sales Manager and Partner of Impact Networking, and the book that I’m reading this week is called How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson. This book caught my attention because it gives us a glimpse into one of history’s great leaders. Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor. He was also a big practitioner of stoic philosophy, and the book had a headline that caught my attention. And it says that, “This book is a clear guide for those facing adversity, seeking tranquility and pursuing excellence.” I would recommend this book to business leaders specifically because it teaches us how to accept things of which we have no control.

Right now, I’m reading a book that has been on my wish list for quite some time. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. This book has been on the bestseller list for more than 25 years. I’m sure a lot of you have already read it, but it really covers seven lessons of personal change. So, what I’m hoping to get from this book is, you know, learning how to take initiative, developing a mission, learning how to balance key priorities, improving interpersonal communication, learning how to leverage creative collaboration and applying principles to achieve a balanced life. So, I think right now is a great time to work on personal development, and I highly recommend checking out this book, or at least the SparkNotes whenever you have time.

One of the books that I am reading right now is called Extreme Ownership: How US Navy Seals Lead and Win by Leif Babin And Jocko Willink. It’s a really a distillation of leadership under the most extreme conditions and manageable, literally life and death, and taking things that seem, uh, relatively straightforward, like making a plan to every detail, anticipating, um, logistical challenges, anticipating what can go wrong will go wrong and really puts it into a frame that, if approached during a life or death situation, can really speak dividends towards not only individual ownership over your personal life, but also management over a team or a group of individuals as well.

Hey everybody. So, I am reading Extreme You by Sarah Robb O’Hagan and we actually got this book at one of our company meetings a couple months ago, as she was keynote speaker was really inspired by her keynote, and it’s been on my list to read for a few months now. Reason I chose this book is because I like to, you know, read a combination of different books throughout the year, arranging from business-oriented topics to self-help, um, and everything in between about becoming the best version of yourself and staying positive. And, you know, I think that’s definitely very perfect, especially in a time that we’re in right now, so really excited to read it, and I’ll let you guys know how it is.