EMS Leaders Read

My recommended books for EMS Leaders

Leaders Read

These books have been helpful in my professional growth; bolded titles had the most impact and carry my highest recommendation.

Personal Growth (Know Yourself)

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Key principles to live effectively.
  • High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard. Another great resource for living effectively.
  • StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath. Useful to figure out what you are good at.
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen Key tactics & principles for personal organization and time management.
  • Chasing Excellence by Ben Bergeron. Exceptional book on how to get better and how to develop others.
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear. Best book out there on how to build good habits.
  • Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday Great book on how to be humble.
  • Widen the Window by Elizabeth Stanley. Super helpful resource for dealing with trauma, stress, and mental health.
  • The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. Gives perspective on dealing with hardship and challenges.
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth. Good book on building grit and stick-to-it-iveness.

Working Well

  • Deep Work by Cal Newport Game changing book on how to produce higher-quality work in less time. HIGHLY recommended.
  • Principles by Ray Dalio
  • The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon*
  • The Third Door by Alex Banayan
  • Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Learning Better

  • Peak by Anders Ericsson. A definitive book on deliberate practice.
  • Ultralearning by Scott H. Young. Best single resource on effective learning strategies.

Managing and Strategy

  • High Output Management by Andy Grove. Single best management book I’ve found.
  • The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker. A classic resource on leadership and strategy.
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Great by Choice by Jim Collins
  • Built to Last by Jim Collins