Reading is an important part of Centric’s culture – we’ve found that learning from the experiences of others is one of the best ways to be inspired. Good books and insightful lessons are shared frequently within the Centric walls – whether that be through team emails, via Twitter or in personal conversations. So, we thought we’d take a moment and bottle up some of the great reads that have impacted our own lives and thought processes. Below are 13 books recommended from Centric’s leaders. Take a look and enjoy! And let us know if you have comments on these books or others to recommend. We’d love to hear from you.
Book #4: Read “The Righteous Mind” and learn to challenge your personal assumptions
By: Andy Rahman, Centric Tampa Practice Lead
“The Righteous Mind – Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt is an entertaining look into the roots of our moral compass and political affiliations. The author suggests some interesting theories, backed by academic research, on how we develop our moral intuition and justify our positions on various related topics.
I have to admit, after reading this book I began to analyze my own point of view during conversations with friends, family, colleagues and clients. This book reinforced for me the need to keep an open mind or, at a minimum, to question the validity of my beliefs and their origins.
Read this book to gain an understanding of how our personal belief system evolves and how to remain open to other points of view. By challenging our outlook and remaining open to other points of view, we have the potential to lessen friction and increase collaboration in all walks of life.
By challenging our outlook and remaining open to other points of view, we have the potential to lessen friction and increase collaboration in all walks of life.