Book Smart with Scott Lazenby, Author of Playing with Fire

Posted on December 3, 2012

Scott Lazenby, Sandy City Manager and Playing with Fire Author

Have you finished your holiday shopping? If not, ELGL can help you.  In addition to an ELGL membership which is on the list of most boys and girls, books are always a good gift for the government worker on your list. While there were tons of excellent reads in 2012, ELGL consulted with the author of Playing with Fire and Sandy City Manager Scott Lazenby for his recommendations. We encourage you to add your favorite reads in the comments section.

Leadership, Motivation

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini

The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander & Rosamund Zander

First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

Start With Why by Simon Sinek



We Don’t Make Widgets and Extreme Government Makeover by Ken Miller

Built to Last by Jim Collins

Great by Choice by Jim Collins

Good to Great by Jim Collins

The End of Bureaucracy by Gifford Pinchot and Elizabeth Pinchot

Civic Engagement

The Magic of Dialog by Daniel Yankelovich

Just How Stupid Are We? by Rick Shenkman        

People and Society

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics & Religion by Jonathan Haidt

The Social Animal by David Brooks

Customer Service

Your Call is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit by Laura Penny

Editor’s Addition: Works by Scott Lazenby

Playing with Fire

Prayer Chain

The Hunter

City Management

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