By: Vanda Ametlli, Great Lakes Region Vice President, Henry Ford Health System
At the National IIE Conference in Puerto Rico, I was reminded how important it is to constantly keep improving. As IEs, we advocate for continuous improvement in processes but continuous improvement is also immensely important in our professional development. One such method that enhances our soft skills is being up to date with perspectives that trigger outside the box thinking and provide us new tools to apply in our everyday tasks.
Through the help of some friends & colleagues, this is a suggested summer reading list (and probably a little bit into fall). I will be reporting reviews on the books that I haven’t read in the later months.
Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (And Other Social Networks)
Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future
Monoculture: How One Story is Changing Everything
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Outliers: The Story of Success
Don’t Think Of An Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
Low Risk, High Reward: Practical Prescriptions for Starting and Growing Your Business
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High
How Will You Measure Your Life?
Detroit: An American Autopsy
Please, comment on any additional suggestions or if you would like to provide your review/feedback on any of the books!