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MEMBER TALK WHAT'S THE BEST BUSINESS OR LEADERSHIP BOOK YOU'VE EVER READ? 1 1 2 Bhavesh B. Patel President, Capital City Hospitality Group GOOD TO GREAT by Jim Collins President, ADM Hotels & Development THE 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION by Chris McChesney Sean Covey and Jim Huling The book was impactful to me, personally, because it illustrates how companies adapt to the evolving times and how to grow with having great infrastructure in place. It also helped me become a better leader by being surrounded by disciplined people, thoughts and vision of success. The biggest takeaway from this book, for me, is that, "You can accomplish anything in life, provided you do not mind who gets the credit." 3 Nilesh (Neil) Bhakta President, N&P Hospitality Inc. THE SECRET TO PEAK PRODUCTIVITY by Tamara Myles In this book the author presents a set of tools for eliminating physical, electronic and mental clutter through organization and effective time-management. 3 2 Hitesh (HP) Patel In this technologically advanced world, electronic cutter piles up as a result of our lack of decision-making and not deciding what to do with it at that time. This piling up can lead to a great deal of stress, and it compounds into an issue of, "Where do I save this information?" and "How do I retrieve it easily when needed?" After reading The Secret to Peak Productivity, my biggest takeaway was to create a robust filing system after eliminating clutter. We have to manage constant flow of incoming material properly to avoid a pile up. 4 18  | APRIL 2016 | TODAYSHOTELIER.COM The best business or leadership book I have read is The 4 Disciplines of Execution. It was impactful to me because, by following the Four Disciplines, it helped me establish my priorities, which are (1) focusing on the important, (2) acting on lead measures (3), keeping a compelling scoreboard and (4) creating accountability. I've let these priorities guide the way when producing results with my team and partners. 4 Dinesh (Dan) Rama Principal + Managing Partner NewGen Worldwide THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner After reading The Leadership Challenge it made me realize that leadership is not something we are born with; it is through our experiences manifested through time that help us make better informed decisions. These decisions are then a catalyst for leadership. This book was not about academic theories or models. The mechanism to present material was through real-life situations, thus giving it a soul and purpose. The book taught me to embrace leadership based on how people have led before, and not by examples on academia, whose job is to give theories and formulas in a 'perfect world.' ■ http://www.TODAYSHOTELIER.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Today's Hotelier - April 2016

Message From AAHOA
Letter From The Chairmen
Lobby Bytes
AAHOA Spotlight
Member Talk
Perspectives From The Chief suites
Government Affairs
Food & Beverage
Compliance & Legal
5 Unexpected Things Hoteliers Can Learn From Kevin O’Leary
Guest Experience
Sales & Marketing
4 Steps To Creating A Powerful Guest Experience
Doing Business
3 Ways To Breathe Life And Revenue Into Your Space
AAHOA Events
Founding Members
Finance & Revenue
Advertiser Index

Today's Hotelier - April 2016