Recommended Books

Leadership

Good to Great

by Jim Collins

What does it take for a mediocre company to become a star performer? That’s the question that author Jim Collins investigated with his team. The answers are informative and enjoyable.

Flow

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The best-designed products and services allow the user to experience flow. This classic book from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi remains a useful guide for designers in their attempt to create flow with their products and services.

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Communication

Presentation Zen

by Garr Reynolds

Reynolds’ book is especially relevant for people aspiring to deliver key-note presentations. However, there are ample lessons to help all of us become better speakers.

Confessions of a Public Speaker

by Scott Berkun

Scott Berkun is a former Microsoft employee and devoted public speaker. He shares vivid examples from his own experience as well as tips from other professionals.

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

If you want to learn how to ensure that people will remember what you say and act on your ideas, this book is for you.

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Change Management

Managing Transitions

by William Bridges

Bridges focuses on the psychological factors that hinder or support the ability of individuals to change. He emphasizes the need to help people let go of the status quo and embrace the new situation.

Leading Change

Leading Change

by John Kotter

This is a classic on organizational change. According to Kotter, Emeritus Professor from Harvard Business School, most change efforts fail because managers do not follow a well-established process for leading change.

Making Ideas Happen

by Scott Belsky

Creative people need more than good ideas. They also need organizational skills, a supportive community, and strong leadership to turn their ideas into finished worked.

The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action

by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton

Why do organizations often fail to do what they know they should? Authors Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton address this question in this business classic.

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Brain-Based Practices for Leaders

Read moreWe explain the research behind why each leadership practice works and offer suggestions on how to use it to improve your personal and professional success.

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