We always appreciate a good book, especially when it is teaching us something valuable about how we live and work. Some of these books have challenged the way we view leadership and some have provided insights into teamwork and character, but all of them have left us wiser about how to foster strong work environments with both peers and clients.
If you are looking for an extra boost of insight as summer winds down, check out some of these titles.
- “The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success” by Les McKeown: An analysis of the conflicting personality traits found in organizations and how to harness them to the advantage—not dysfunction—of the whole team.
- “Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation” by Linda Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, & Kent Lineback: How to lead by creating a culture where those around you are inspired to repeatedly innovate.
- “Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success” by Adam Grant: A research-based study in the success found through being a “giver,” or someone who contributes to others without expecting anything in return.
- “Think Like a Freak” by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner: A look at solving problems by being more creative, productive and rational in your approach.
- “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time” by Brigid Schulte: Understanding the time pressures we face today and how to work towards alleviating them at home and at work.