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Shackleton’s Way is one of the first leadership books I read as a new manager. It combines an engaging historical account with a down-to-earth approach to people management.
In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell tackles the question: what makes high-achievers different? As an anthropologist, I love the exploration of how culture and circumstance contribute to individual success.
Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project doesn’t focus directly on work or career but I find her insights, particularly around “an atmosphere of growth”, to be valuable across the board. Her blog is worth a read as well.
The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea is an engaging exploration of the social and cultural impact of corporations. I’m fascinated by the evolution of the “Company Man” and this book offers some interesting context.
Presented in graphic novel format, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko offers “the six essential lessons for thriving in the world of work”. A quick, entertaining guide to being a professional.
Email and other online communication has made us all writers, regardless of our job title. Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style is the classic guide to creating more powerful prose.
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