by Paul Casey

Books I Read I Recommend from 2020

So, yeah, I “nerd-out on non-fiction”: primarily reading personal growth and leadership books, and 2020 was no exception, reading 45 books–some, while exercising, on Audible, some on the local library Libby app, and the rest, in my morning routine by paperback/hard cover.

My habit is to highlight pieces of books that impact me so that I can journal those takeaways later in the year, giving the information time to “settle” in my brain; then, the next year I cull those journaled gems and file them by category for use in my trainings, blogs, radio spots, or to make into a mini-book in the future.

For those of you who are looking for a good read in 2021, here are some of the ones I enjoyed from the first half of last year.

  • Jump Start Your Growth by John Maxwell
  • The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
  • Instinct by T.D. Jakes
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • Switch by Chip/Dan Heath
  • Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki
  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  • The Courageous Leader by Angela Sebaly
  • Principles by Ray Dalio
  • Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
  • The 21 Most Important Minutes in a Leader’s Day by John Maxwell
  • Life is Good: the Book by Bert/John Jacobs

Stay tuned for part 2 of my recommends, later in the spring. This should get you started. I’d love to know your non-fiction “keepers” that shaped your thinking in the past year. Please comment in Facebook on the Growing Forward Services page, and LIKE it if you haven’t yet done so, pretty please.


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