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Scott Monty is a C-suite coach/advisor and speaker. He helps executives improve their messaging, communicate with more empathy, and become virtuous leaders. Scott was the first executive at Ford Motor Company to lead digital communications and social media.
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Live Life in Crescendo
Your Most Important Work Is Always Ahead of You (The Covey Habits Series)
Stephen R. Covey, Cynthia Covey Haller - 2022-09-27
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Discover how to live your best life, no matter your age, in this inspiring and encouraging final book from the legendary leadership expert, Stephen R. Covey. Co-written with his daughter, Live Life in Crescendo outlines Covey's vision on how to approach the challenges and opportunities of middle to later life. He urges readers to continually grow in contribution, learning, and influence and to use their time, talents, resources, passion, and influence to enrich the lives of those around them, including their family, community, and the world.
Scott Monty
When Stephen Covey died, he was working on his last book. His daughter made sure the world saw it. And it's essential reading for anyone, at any stage of their life or career. She joined #TimelessLeadership to talk about it. @simonschuster      source
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The Everyday Patriot
How to be a Great American Now
Tom Morris - 2022-06-29
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The Everyday Patriot is a powerful reminder of the values that make America great. In this inspiring book, Tom Morris calls on us to embrace the ideals that have defined our nation since its founding. With practical advice for applying these ideals in our daily lives, he shows us how to revive our democracy and come together as a shared enterprise. If you're looking for a way to heal divisions and renew your sense of purpose, this book is an essential read.
Scott Monty
Fantastic book that’s needed now more than ever.      source
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The World Played Chess
A Novel
Robert Dugoni - 2021-09-14
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A poignant coming-of-age story set in 1979, exploring themes of innocence, growth, and the impact of war. Follow Vincent, a recent high school graduate, as he navigates his final summer before college, working alongside two Vietnam vets and learning valuable life lessons that stay with him 40 years later. A must-read novel about self-discovery and the pursuit of one's own destiny.
Scott Monty
@jsprawka Totally. Currently reading The World Played Chess, and it references a journal kept by a Vietnam veteran. After any difficult civilian experience, he said, "We didn't lose anyone." Which was vastly different than his combat experience...      source
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The Sale Is in the Tale
John Livesay - 2022-02-18
Scott Monty
When @John_Livesay talks, you want to listen. Because he knows the secret to getting attention is through the heart. And that's where stories lead us. His book, The Sale Is In the Tale, breaks down storytelling for anyone looking to sell anything. 🎧      source
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In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin - 2018-09-18
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Explore the nature of leadership and the qualities that make a great leader through the lens of four of America's most iconic presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. In this insightful book, Goodwin examines the factors that contribute to leadership, including ambition, adversity, and morality. By delving into these presidents' personal and professional journeys, she shows how they overcame obstacles and used their talents to make a positive impact on history. Discover the secrets of effective leadership and be inspired by the stories of these legendary figures.
Scott Monty
@lorirusso It’s a favorite of mine. Plus @DorisKGoodwin’s fanstastic book Leadership: In Turbulent Times is another to put on your list.      source
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Team of Rivals
The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin - 2006-09-26 (first published in 2005)
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Discover the inspiring leadership techniques of one of America's greatest presidents with this bestselling and award-winning book. Team of Rivals is a thrilling narrative history that shows how Abraham Lincoln saved America by appointing his fiercest rival to key cabinet positions. This book was so impactful that it inspired Barack Obama during his presidency. Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of the most acclaimed non-fiction authors, presents a compelling portrait of Lincoln as a virtuosic politician and managerial genius.
Scott Monty
@lorirusso It’s a favorite of mine. Plus @DorisKGoodwin’s fanstastic book Leadership: In Turbulent Times is another to put on your list.      source
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The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain - 2012-01-24
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Discover the power of introverts with this insightful book. Susan Cain explores how society undervalues introverts and their contributions, from Rosa Parks to Steve Wozniak. Through research and real-life stories, Quiet charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal and introduces successful introverts who often thrive in quiet environments. Prepare to see introverts in a new light and gain a fresh perspective on how we view ourselves and others.
Scott Monty
@sfwriter Yes! Best book on introverts I've found.      source
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The Little Things
Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff
Andy Andrews - 2017-03-07
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Discover how the little things can change everything with this Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Andy Andrews shares exclusive material used to teach and coach some of the most successful corporations, teams, and individuals around the world. Learn how concentrating on the smaller things can add value and margin, as well as provide a new perspective and game plan for meeting life's challenges. Gain insight on managing life in a constantly offended society, creating permanent change, increasing results, and understanding our spiritual connection with God. This book is perfect for those looking to recognize the smallest details that ensure the greatest success.
Scott Monty
Each issue of the Timeless & Timely newsletter includes an essay, 3 links to current stories, 3 links to evergreen stories & book & podcast recommendation. This week: Finding happiness in the little things 🎧 Every Little Thing 📘 The Little Things      source
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How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Nir Eyal - 2019-09-10
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Discover how to become "indistractable" with this groundbreaking book by a former Stanford lecturer and behavioral design expert. Revealing the hidden psychology driving us to distraction, the author provides a four-step, research-backed model to help us finally follow through on our intentions. Learn how to get the best out of technology without letting it get the best of us, how to fix a dysfunctional company culture, and how to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world. Practical and empowering, this book will help you control your time and attention to live the life you really want.
Scott Monty
@jgombita @nireyal Great lessons from his fine book, Indistractable. I recommended it a few weeks back in my newsletter:      source
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari - 2018-09-04
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Explore pressing issues of the present and prepare for the future with Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. From the meaning of humanity in a world of robots and fake news to our readiness for an evolving workforce, Harari's visionary investigation into political, social, technological, and existential issues unpacks what our changing world means for our lives. With clarity and accessibly, Harari presents complex challenges and offers essential advice on values, personal engagement, and embracing clarity in a world full of noise and uncertainty.
Scott Monty
@Harari_Yuval's book covers essential and urgent topics that will shape our present and near future, including nationalism, religion, immigration, artificial intelligence, and even the nature of truth. Fascinating read.      source