Christie Botelho, COO, IPM
While many books have inspired me, there are two books "The Effective Executive" by Peter Drucker and "Managing the Professional Services Firm" by David Maister that have helped me in business. Drucker's book showed me new ways to be an effective and time-conscious executive, understanding the art of prioritizing, delegating and leveraging my own talents for the good of the organization. Maister's book provided useful strategies and insight into the unique management principles and challenges of a professional service firm. His book armed me with useful strategies I can apply at work as COO of a professional services firm.