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

Book Recommendations

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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


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 


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


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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