BOOK to School: Page Turners for Professional Development

By: Courtney Templin
President, JB Training Solutions

I always loved the vibes of “back to school” when growing up. Sharpened pencils and crisp crayons, blank notebooks, and the nervous excitement of so many new things right around the corner. I get these vibes around this time at work too. After the playful summer months, I find myself looking forward to new work goals and good fall reads.

If you’re seeking a little inspiration as we head into September, check out a few of our book recommendations. Please let us know what you are reading or listening to and what we should add to the list!

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Switch:
How to Change When Change Is Hard
Multipliers:
How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
It’s Your Ship:
Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
Traction:
Get a Grip
on Your Business
Manager 3.0:
A Millennial’s Guide to Rewriting the
Rules of Management
Deep Dive:
The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, & Taking Smart Action

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Impact Players:
How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact
The Power of Habit:
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Thrive:
The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Upstream:
The Quest to Solve Problem Before They Happen
Mindset:
The New Psychology of Success
Grit:
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
The Happiness Advantage:
How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life
Dare to Lead:
Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Presence:
Bring Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Powershift:
Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome
The Power of Moments:
Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
The Human Element:
Overcoming the Resistance That Awaits New Ideas
Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People:
Over 325 Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases for Working with Challenging Personalities
Crucial Conversations:
Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
Made to Stick:
Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

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