Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

More about Summer Reading

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

More about Summer Reading

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In the August edition, we told you about banker-prescribers' summer business book choices. Here's what a longtime Aspirin contributor added. And for bankers who like books, check out www.ababj.com's "Books" page, where bankers review books for bankers. To join our reviewer ranks, email scocheo@sbpub.com and tell us what you like to read and what kind of writing you've done.

Remedy 1: Treat people as people

Mike Murphy, executive vice-president and CFO and cashier, First American Bank, $323 million-assets, Norman, Okla.

This summer, I read Three Signs of a Miserable Job, a 2007 business book by Patrick Lencioni. It tells the story of Brian Bailey, with his wife as his sounding board. Bailey is a CEO, who works his way up through a company that, by all accounts, is successful. Then, the board decides to sell. Finding himself retired too early, Bailey looks for another challenge. Through his experience with an Italian restaurant and its staff, he realizes three things that lead to job misery:

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