Books to Keep Your Eye On (Part III)
"Organizations only learn through individuals who learn." - Peter Senge
Looking for some of the best leadership and professional development books for a little boost of inspiration? From across my career both within organizations and as an executive and leadership coach, I've rounded up a few of my personal must-reads. Check out the third installment of my "Books to Keep Your Eye On" below, and make sure you don't miss the first two lists, either!
BY ADAM GRANT
By looking at leaders who choose to go against the grain, Grant shows us how true progress and innovation come from being brave enough to challenge the status quo.
The Coaching Habit
BY MICHAEL BUNGAY STANIER
A guide to developing and integrating coaching methods into your daily team dynamic. A must-read for every manager.
BY SHAWN ACHOR
Urging us to ditch the myth of individual achievement, this gem shows us how the greatest potential for success lies in the connections around us.
BY SUSAN CAIN
Essential for anyone who has ever found themselves quieted by a society that overemphasizes the big and charismatic.
Building the Bridge as You Walk On It
BY ROBERT E. QUINN
Transformation is rarely a smooth process. Instead, Quinn encourages an ethos of experimentation and a commitment to marching forward toward one’s purpose despite a lack of ultimate control.
The Heart Aroused
BY DAVID WHYTE
In a completely original concept, Whyte applies the lessons of both classic and modern poetry to the workplace to reinvigorate the soul in today’s corporate environment.
Books to make you a better human...
BY ELIZABETH LLOYD MAYER, PH.D.
With some of the most fascinating and unconventional research on the power of the mind, Mayer will open your eyes to a world of inexplicable phenomena. I’ll leave you to explore for yourself.
BY JOSE SARAMAGO
Masterful piece of fiction. I found it highly relevant to our current times as a country full of people peacefully, creatively and mysteriously rise up, together, against established, self-serving political/bureaucracy norms. It inspired hope in humanity.