Summer (or anytime) is a great time for reading – even if you’re not on vacation. Admittedly, I’m biased. I’m a voracious reader – to the tune of 3-5 books per week. Yep – you read that right! For me, reading is a discipline – but it’s also a gift.
You should be a reader, too, because leaders are readers. To explore that thought, click here. Over on my other website, 27gen, you will find a LOT about books. For starters, there is a weekly excerpt from past issues of SUMS Remix (a book excerpt published by Auxano every other week). You can read more about SUMS Remix here.
But for now, and for this website, here are some new – and new to me – books that will help you become a better Guest Experience Leader.
- Excellence Wins, Horst Schulze – published 6/3/19
- Change by Design, Revised Edition, Tim Brown – published 6/10/19
- WOW Moments!, Mark Kent – published 6/17/19
- Lead With Your Customer, Revised Edition, Mark David Jones and J. Jeff Kober, published 6/24/19
- Zingerman’s Guide to Giving Great Service, Ari Weinzweig, published 7/1/19
- Get Their Name, Bob Farr, Doug Anderson, and Kay Kotan, published 7/8/19
- Service Design Principles 1-100, Daniele Catalanotto, published 7/15/19
- Find Your Yellow Tux, Jesse Cole – published 7/22/19
- Star Quality Experience, Monica Orr – published 7/29/19
- Is Everybody Happy?, Scott Overcarsh – published 8/5/19
- The Six Principles of Service Excellence, Theo Gilbert-Jamison, published 8/12/19
- Entrepreneurship the Disney Way, Michael Goldsby and Rob Matthews – published 8/19/19
Beginning Monday June 3, and on every Monday throughout the summer, I will be featuring a few quick nuggets from each book relating to the Guest Experience. I call it a “book teaser” and when they are published, I will link them in the list above.
And if you’re really curious, follow this link to The Essential Guest Experience Library. It’s a listing of several hundred Guest Experience related books I have accumulated over the years. Look for an interesting book title – and “check it out” at your local library or purchase from your favorite bookstore. (The books above and in my Library are linked to my Amazon Affiliate page. Purchasing them from the link will not cost you any more, but will provide a small amount to help me continue expanding my Guest Experience library!).
Want to know more about reading, or any of the books mentioned above or in my library? Leave a comment below or contact me!
So – what will you be reading this summer to become a better Guest Experience Leader?
Want to know more about Guest Experiences at your church? Let’s talk! Connect with an Auxano Navigator here.
How about bringing you team (up to 5 people) to Auxano’s Guest Experience Boot Camp coming to Palm Beach, FL, February 26-27? Find out the details (and register) here!