On my bookshelf
I love to read, and believe there's so much to be learned from both fiction and non-fiction books. Here are some of my favorite business books to strengthen your skills and insights.
The Happiness Advantage [Sean Achor] shares amazing stories and studies that remind us of how much power we have in our own control. Our ability to seek the positive will have lasting effects on our professional and personal lives. His premise is that happiness leads to success as opposed to prior conventional wisdom which posited that success leads to happiness.
Rebel Talent [Francesca Gino] talks about breaking expectations and rules in order to to stand out and to find satisfaction.
Lean In [Sheryl Sandberg] offers practical advice for those who have been reluctant to fully sit at the table at work.
Brotopia [Emily Chang] shares the state of working in Silicon Valley along with ideas on how to push back on the male dominant culture.
The Confidence Code [Katty Kay & Claire Shipman] makes a case that confidence is as important as competence, and includes tips on how to acquire confidence.
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Of course, sometimes a shorter read is the way to go. Here are some of the articles that I frequently reference.
2019 Women’s Leadership Study [KPMG] - Interesting study about taking risks, and makes you think about your own framework around risk and resilience. Do you see risk taking as dangerous? Or do you see it as a way to learn and ultimately succeed?
Delivering Through Diversity [McKinsey] “Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.”
The Confidence Gap [The Atlantic] “Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.”