You don’t have to go far to find an Inc.com or Forbes.com business article that extolls the benefits of reading to improve your leadership, communication or management skills. You also don’t have to go far to find articles that say that you should ditch the business book and read something different from the norm to generate better ideas. The point being…reading is a good thing!
So, what are you reading? At Engaged HR, we put together a list of few of our favourite books to celebrate Book Lover’s Day!
- The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce by Christopher Rice, Fraser Marlow and Mary Ann Masarech.
This is an excellent book for describing employee engagement in a really user-friendly way and it outlines a great framework for creating a culture of engagement and for building a high-performance culture. One of our all-favourites on the topic of employee engagement.
- The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Dr Gary Chapman and Dr Paul White.
If you have ever wondered how to move from a culture of entitlement to a culture of appreciation, this is a fabulous tool to help you get there. As a certified trainer in the 5 Languages, this is a tool that we strongly believe in at Engaged HR!
If you, or a member of your team, can relate to being an introvert, then this book is for you. Validating the role of introverts in the world, this book plays the role of quiet revolutionary very well!
- The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bog Burg and John David Mann
Every single team member of Engaged HR is given a copy of this book when the join the team. We believe very strongly in the 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success that the Go-Giver is about and can see the impact of these laws in our organization every day. Curious? Check them out for yourself!
- The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey
Trust is the cornerstone to a great place to work and after learning about Stephen Covey’s framework that is centered around character and competency, it became clear that trust isn’t just about how to create high-performing teams, it is also about how to build high-functioning organizations that achieve amazing results.
Got a favourite book? Why not make it available to your team? Having a dedicate business book library allows staff members to build an understanding about business and perhaps even to understand what information is shaping your business as you make decisions. It is great professional development for team members and helps everyone to evolve and experience life from a variety of perspectives.
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There is so much information out there and it is becoming more and more important to prioritize how we spend our time. You will not regret taking an evening, a day or even a weekend of your time to soak up the wisdom in these books!