If you haven't had a chance to check out these books yet, I'd encourage you to consider reading:
1. Thanks for the Feedback, by Doug Stone and Sheila Heen - Understand the value of giving and receiving feedback from others, including employers and loved ones.
2. Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education, by Ken Robinson, Ph.d - Sir Ken is at it again, in the revolutionary book that challenges us to think about how we are educating our children and what we can (and should) be doing better. A real 'thinker'.
3. The Smartest Kids in the World, and how they got that way, by Amanda Ripley - Who are the "smartest" kids in the world and how did they get that way? What are countries around the world doing to make education their top priority and why are they doing so? Makes for a great book discussion.