Lifelong Learning: Book Recommendations
Lifelong Learners: Books That Changed Our Lives
Pursuing knowledge is not confined to the classroom, and lifelong learners seek out new information and experiences. Not coincidentally, lifelong learners tend to find higher-paying occupations, according to educator Cassandra Whyte. When we asked some of our senior leaders for words of wisdom about creating a successful career in hospitality, we heard variations on the same theme.
"Be curious." - Cory Chambers, SVP & Chief Revenue Officer
As kids head back to school, it's a great time to give some thought to how you can expand your own knowledge. Books are a great place to start. As author Helen Exley said, "Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled: 'This could change your life.'"
In that spirit, we asked some of HVMG's executives what books changed their lives, and here are their recommendations:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
- Matthew Woodruff, EVP, Guest Excellence & Chief Brand Partner Officer
- Mary Beth Cutshall, EVP & Chief Development Officer
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It is a good reminder.
- Cory Chambers, SVP & Chief Revenue Officer
Not a book but the poet, Maya Angelou. "When someone shows you who they are believe them the first time." If I would have lived by that quote earlier in life, it would have saved me from some challenging times with people.
- Suzanne "Zanne" Saunders, VP, Design & Construction
1776 by David McCullough. I now have a passion for learning about how the United States was formed and why our values are so powerful.
- Andrew Pace, SVP, Business Development
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- Stephanie Bauer, Regional VP of Operations
Setting the Table by Danny Meyer
- Marcus Marshall, VP, Restaurants & Bars
My Uncle Lou's training manuals...yes, he was hospitality professional!
- Ronald Mader, Regional VP of Operations
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