5 Books Every Professional Should Read This Summer


Due to the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, you might be looking at taking a vacation this summer. Be sure you bring a book to read during your downtime. The following are five suggestions.

1. Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters by Lisa Bodell

Complexity is interfering with companies’ ability to innovate and adapt. This is why simplicity is becoming a competitive advantage.

Learn how to create a culture where valuable, essential, meaningful work is the norm. Find out how to communicate with clarity and engage in activities that create lasting value.

2. The Heart of Business by Hubert Joly

Discover how a former CEO of Best Buy turned around the company and achieved extraordinary results. The business became one of the nation’s favorite employers, vastly increased customer satisfaction, and dramatically increased its stock price. As a result, the company is a leader in innovation and sustainability.

3. The Leading Edge by Holly Ransom

Find out what true leadership looks like now, during a time of complexity and challenges involving inequality, consumer mistrust, and other concerning issues. Learn how you can be part of the solution while building a meaningful and satisfying career.

4. Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less by Leidy Klotz

Discover how to replace “to-dos” with “stop-doings.” Learn to eliminate the obstacles to the incentivized good behavior you want to see from your team members. Find out how to replace your outdated ideas with new ones.

5. How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Katy Milkman

Change is easier to attain when you know what is standing between you and success. You are better equipped to overcome the roadblock and achieve what you set out to do.

Learn to identify and overcome impulsivity, procrastination, and forgetfulness in order to change. Discover why timing matters when making a change. Find out how giving advice can help you achieve more.

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