The Wrong Manager
Author: Marce Fernández
Publisher: LID Publishing
Business books often try to form habits in their readers. In The Wrong Manager, Marce Fernández seeks to cut habits out and fix bad management styles. Key among his lessons is to treat each manager as a highly capable individual – with their own methods and reasonings.
Author: Julia DiGangi
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
One of philosophy’s oldest discussions is how to put emotions to one side in favour of rationality. Neuropsychologist Julia DiGangi, however, believes that emotions should be harnessed as a powerful part of leadership. She sets out eight tenets in Energy Rising to help leaders take control of their emotional energy.
Author: Natalie Boudou
Publisher: Rethink Press
Human Force focuses on the power emotions have over teams and cultures. Natalie Boudou’s book hopes to provide a practical guide to analysing emotional intelligence, developing empathy, and holding difficult conversations, all while building a cohesive and connected team culture.
Author: Sally Helgesen
Publisher: Hachette Go
Diving into three decades of work with leaders around the world, Sally Helgesen looks at how people can build a diverse network of peers. First identifying eight triggers likely to undermine collaboration, she then offers simple behavioural tweaks to help build meaningful professional bonds.
Anatomy of a Breakthrough
Author: Adam Alter
Publisher: Heligo Books
Everyone gets stuck now and again. It’s breaking through that is the issue. Adam Alter claims a proven plan to get through these pressure points and make it to the other side. Joining research-based discussion with anecdotes and insight, Anatomy of a Breakthrough aims to de-stress the pre-breakthrough turmoil.
The Power of Conflict
Author: Jon Taffer
Jon Taffer, star of the drama-packed reality TV show Bar Rescue, is no stranger to conflict in the workplace, often embracing confrontation to save failing venues. In this book, he looks to persuade the reader that purposeful conflict can be constructive in getting to the bottom of issues.
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