Get ahead of the game on your sun lounger this holiday with our world-class book selection guaranteed to bring you back to work empowered, informed and unstoppable
Start With Why
By Simon Sinek
Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again? In business, it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters WHY you do it. Start With Why analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discovers that they all think in the same way – they all started with why. Simon Sinek explains the framework needed for businesses to move past knowing what they do to how they do it, and then to ask the more important question – WHY? Why do we do what we do? Why do we exist? Learning to ask these questions can unlock the secret to inspirational business as Sinek explains what it truly takes to lead and inspire and how anyone can learn how to do it.
By Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits and Jonas Koffler
Three of America’s top entrepreneurs and consultants have teamed up to teach you how to look at work and life through a new lens – one based on discovering projects you enjoy and the people and opportunities that support your talents, growth, income, and happiness. More than just an inspirational career guide, Hustle aims to fundamentally transform the way you work and live, and give yourself permission to thrive in today’s uncertain world.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
By Angela Duckworth
In this must-read for anyone seeking to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth takes us on an eye-opening journey to discover the true qualities that lead to outstanding achievement. Winningly personal, insightful and powerful, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that – not talent or luck – makes all the difference.
Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent
By Sydney Finkelstein
A good boss hits her goals and leads her team. A superboss blows away her goals by building an army of new leaders. Which would you rather be? Superbosses exist in nearly every industry, from the glamorous to the mundane. They are defined by consistent success in their fields and their approach to finding, nurturing and developing talent. If you study the top fifty leaders in any field, as many as one-third will have once worked for a superboss. After ten years of research and more than two hundred interviews with superbosses including technology CEO Larry Ellison and fashion pioneer Ralph Lauren, Finkelstein explores this previously unidentified phenomenon – and shows how each of us can emulate their best tactics to create our own powerful networks of extraordinary talent.
The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age
By Reid Hoffman
According to the cofounder and chairman of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman, the employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed long-term employment no longer works in a business environment defined by continuous change, but neither does a system in which every employee acts like a free agent. The solution? Stop thinking of employees as either family or as free agents. Think of them instead as allies. This bold but practical guide for managers and executives will give you the tools you need to recruit, manage, and retain the kind of employees who will make your company thrive in today’s world of constant innovation and fast-paced change.