Andrea Blog Books

Looking for your next good read? Look no further! University College Academic Advisor, Andrea Gross, has given us her top book recommendations. From motivational reads to memoirs, there is something for all readers to enjoy. Here are Andrea’s top book recommendations:

Energy Bus - Jon Gordon

Quick and easy read by Jon Gordon. 10 rules for approaching life, work, and team with the positive thought and forward thinking that leads to feeling truly accomplished. Rid yourself of energy vampires and watch your outlook on tasks and obstacles change. The impact this book has on positive team culture shines through to all. Great read.

The Positive Dog - Jon Gordon

Another quick read by award-winning author Jon Gordon that everyone can benefit from. This book shares a story of the power of positivity. If you haven’t read this book I highly recommend it.

Twelfth Angel - Og Mandino

An emotionally gripping short story about both courage and pain. This story pulls you in and lifts you up. The never-give-up spirit rings through loud and clear in this quick read. This book is light, moving, and inspirational.

Five Dysfunctions of a Team - Patrick Lencioni

One of the best books I’ve read. If you desire to lead in an exceptional way, build a cohesive team, or overcome the common hurdles that hold back many teams, you will love this book. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team speaks to the very heart of why teams—even the best ones—often struggle. This is a must read!

Leading with the Heart - Mike Krzyzewski

After a great month of March Madness a book list wouldn’t be complete without this book. In this book, Coach K (Duke Men’s Basketball Head Coach) talks about the importance of trust, communication, and pride. You do not have to be a basketball junkie to enjoy this book. If you are a competitive individual who wants to expand upon your leadership skills, consider this read.

Quiet Strength - Tony Dungy

A memoir in which Tony Dungy reveals the secrets to his success despite numerous obstacles. This book will inspire you to take a hard look at the things that really matter in your life. You do not have to be a football or sports fan, but it may help.

Andrea Gross is the academic advisor for the Bachelor of Arts Completion, Leadership and Organizations, and Strategic Human Resources programs at University College.

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