These are resources that I have found helpful in my own business and professional development and recommend to my clients. Whether you run your own company or work for someone else, I hope that you find these as helpful as I do.
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others – Daniel Pink
The information age has changed the way that selling and sales occur. If you have a job that requires you to move people towards action (Hint: We all do!) this is a must read.
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decision – Dan Ariely
A great primer on Behavioral Economics and a must read for anyone that wants to engage their customers more effectively.
The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism – Olivia Fox Cabane
Whether you want to become a stronger leader, more confident in public speaking, or just better at asking for what you want, there is gold in this book.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap …And Others Don’t – Jim Collins
The Bible on how to build a great company. (Hint: It starts with why you do what you do.)
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead – Brene Brown
Dr. Brown’s work is phenomenal. Those that want to lead effectively need to be able to connect with those they want to lead. Vulnerability is the key to that.