Monday, May 20th, 2013

Book Week Monday: Why Must There Be Dragons

Photo on 5-20-13 at 7.27 AMPersonal opinion: The best leaders read.

Soon it will be summer reading season. This year, why don’t you take part? There are so many great books to help you better manage your professional service firm. But wait, there are so many good books about business issues in general that definitely apply to the CPA profession. You can even get a firm-changing idea by reading a fictional novel or a biography.

This week I’m going to write about a different book each day. A book that I think will help you and your CPA firm.

Why Must There Be Dragons? Empowering Women to Master their Careers Without Changing Men by Trent M. Kittleman.’

It is the 31st Century – Earth is different. Instead of males and females in the business world, it is dogs and cats. Here’s the dedication:

From the dedication page:  “This story is dedicated to all of the Cats and all of the Dogs who work together every day and wonder… Why it is that Cats must be so Feline. And why it is that Dogs must be so Canine.”

I love this book, told in fable format about dogs and cats in the business world. It’s one of the best books I’ve read on the male/female topic (and I have read many). It addresses many of the issues faced by males and females working in a CPA firm (or any business).

While it addresses the issues that are written about in many of the male/female relationships in the workplace books (and I will feature more this week), it is a fun and easy read with an important message for both men and women.

  • "Thus a skilled warrior subdues enemy troops without raising arms; captures cities without laying siege; destroys countries without lengthly warfare.""
  • Chin-Ning Chu, The Art of War for Women

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