Our Connect reading list is always expanding, especially when it comes to books that can help sharpen our leadership skills. Here are a few of our favorite management books, which we read and re-read to accelerate our development.
“Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard,” by Chip and Dan Heath, has earned high status throughout the Connect office. The authors highlight the ways change is really inspired within an organization – by making people want to adapt rather than by enforcing actions from the top. We are becoming more adaptable by putting the concepts from this book into action.
Jim Collins’ “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t” has become a modern classic in the business book world for good reason. Collins and his research team evaluated elite companies to determine how they sustained success over long periods of time. Discipline and focus stood out as the key drivers of prosperity.
David Rock’s “Quiet Leadership” is another of our reliable sources of management wisdom. The author outlines six steps to help streamline leadership practices, all of which lead to greater morale, creativity, and productivity from team members.
We find ourselves revisiting these books whenever we need a quick jolt of leadership inspiration.