Kim Ierian, President of Concorde Career Colleges, and Deborah Edward, Executive Director of Business for Culture & the Arts, share their recent reads.
President, Concorde Career Colleges
“Most nights I read at least a few pages of fiction. I also enjoy books that help me continue to develop my leadership skills, particularly books that focus on how you can use mentoring and coaching to improve an organization and help its employees.”
The Oz Principle
“The premise of this book is that, like Dorothy and her companions in The Wizard of Oz, most businesspeople have the tools to succeed but tend to place blame rather than look within for the real cause when things go wrong. The authors illustrate the values needed to achieve results, hold people accountable and effectively follow through and execute ideas and plans. The book urges readers to stay ‘above the line’ — the fine line between success and failure — by finding the courage to ‘see it’; finding the heart to ‘own it’ utilizing the wisdom to ‘solve it,’ and exercising the means to ‘do it’.”
Heaven is for Real
“This best-selling book tells the tale of Colton Burpo, a young boy who returned to consciousness following an emergency appendectomy with stories of a visit to heaven. His father, who is a pastor, has put the boy’s simple stories and observations into a book. I am only partway into the book, but it makes you think about eternity and what is real. What the family has shared so far about Colton’s stories is amazing.”