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Here are Rachael’s favorite books for elevating your work, and possibly your life.

Book Recommendations

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Radical Candor
Essential HR Handbook
Cost of Bad Behavior
Mastering Civility
Quiet
5 Dysfunctions of a Team
Quiet Leadership
Thanks for the Feedback
Difficult Conversations
EI 2.0
Executive Presence
Insight
Point Made
New Rules of Work
Leadership
Mindset
Confidence Code
Own It
You Just Don't Understand
In the Company of Women
Crucial Conversations
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LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT:

Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves, & Patrick Lencioni: Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Susan Cain: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking 

Carol S. Dweck: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Doris Kearns Goodwin: Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Sylvia Ann Hewlett: Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success 

Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable 

David Rock: Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work


COMMUNICATION/CIVILITY:

Ross Guberman: Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, & Al Switzler: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Christine Pearson & Christine Porath: The Cost of Bad Behavior: How Incivility is Damaging Your Business and What to Do About It 

Christine Porath: Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace  

Kim Scott: Radical Candor

Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen: Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, & Roger Fisher: Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Deborah Tannen: You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation 


CAREER DEVELOPMENT:

Sharon Armstrong & Barbara Mitchell: The Essential HR Handbook

Alexandra Cavoulacos & Kathryn Minshew: The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career

Tasha Eurich: Insight Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life


WOMEN IN BUSINESS:

Grace Bonney: In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs 

Sallie Krawcheck: Own It: The Power of Women at Work

Katty Kay & Claire Shipman: The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know

 

 

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