Book Bucket

Chapter 5. The Book Bucket

Download these PDFs with listings of books and authors featured in Your Weekly Staff Meeting eNews, published by John Pearson. (All lists updated on Dec. 31, 2018.)
 [  ] List #1: Books by Management Buckets Categories
 [  ] List #2: Chronological List of 397 Issues of Your Weekly Staff Meeting (400+ books)
 [  ] List #3: John Pearson's Top-100 Book List (updated every 2 years)

 We believe leaders are readers! We create a culture that embraces a healthy appetite for leadership and management books, journals, articles and audio resources. We mentor team members with thoughtfully selected titles and chapters to help them leverage their strengths, grow in their faith and serve others with passion. We don’t just talk about books—we actually read them!


WORKSHEET #5.1: "Your Top-100 Books List." Download this Word document and read pages 82-86. Begin today and create your own Top-100 Books List.  Don't borrow heavily from others.  Make this your unique list with memorable book friends that have guided you on your leadership and management journey.  Then mentor others with carefully selected books.

RESOURCE #5.2: "20 Books to Get You Started." Download this list (PDF) of 20 books (one per bucket), as shown on pages 83-85. You will eventually have a different Top-20 list, but this will give you some ideas.

RESOURCE #5.3: "John Pearson's Top-100 Books." (See above.) It's not prescriptive necessarily for anyone else because it reflects John's understanding (at the time) of "what I know I don't know." The list is organized according to the 20 buckets.  The list was updated on December 31, 2018, with new books added (and some dropped!).

John Pearson's Buckets Blog: Hot Thoughts on Management & Leadership is the blog/archives for John's eNewsletter, Your Weekly Staff Meeting, where he has reviewed over 370 leadership and management books, plus other helpful resources for leaders and managers.

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John reviews a book and a bucket in every issue of Your Weekly Staff Meeting emailed to more than 1,300 subscribers. This quick-reading resource keeps you in-the-know and helps you stay on top of the latest leadership and management books. Here is a sampling of books (and one DVD), from the Book Bucket chapter, the eNews and the Top-100 list.


A Diary of Private Prayer, by John Baillie

TrueFaced: Trust God and Others With Who You Really Are, by Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and John Lynch

The Best Question Ever: A Revolutionary Approach to Decision-making, by Andy Stanley

Balancing Life's Demands: A New Perspective on Priorities, by J. Grant Howard

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You, by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten

My Ideal Bookshelf, by Jane Mount(art) and Thessaly La Force (editor)

On My Worst Day: Cheesecake, Evil, Sandy Koufax and Jesus, by John Lynch

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, by Parker J. Palmer