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Book Recommendations


An educated man is also a reading man. We asked some of our new Leadership Consultants for some of their recommendations on books that impacted them during their collegiate years.

Fish: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

By Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul, and John Christensen

Based on the World-Famous Pike’s Place Fish Market, this book taught me that the only person who chooses your attitude everyday is you. Negative things happen to us every day, but when we get up in the morning, we make a conscious decision on whether we’re going to have a good day or a bad day. The other lessons in the book help you understand that having fun at your job is something everyone can, and should, do. - Gabriel Castro (Jacksonville)


Rules for a Knight

By Ethan Hawke

This was a book my parents bought me after I was elected Commander. It is a pocket-sized book that contains 20 small parables on different virtues and values of traditional Knights.  The stories and values match Sigma Nu’s, and I found the it to be a great read. I ended up passing the book down to the Commander that followed me. He passed it down as well, all of us signing our names inside the cover. - Adam Girtz (North Dakota State)


Tribe: One Homecoming and Belonging

By Sebastian Junger

It’s about human instinct to belong to small groups defined by purpose. I like this book a lot because it presented psychological behavior in an experience based on historical and modern groups. It combines psychology and anthropology to teach readers about tribal societies, loyalty, belonging, and the search for meaning in one’s life. - Zak Kolander (Cal State Fullerton)

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