The book of leadership : how to get yourself, your team and your organisation further than you ever thought possible / Anthony Gell.
Have you ever wondered what characteristics are shared by successful business leaders? Have you ever asked yourself what it is that they do differently which makes them and their organisations stand out from the crowd? And what can you learn from them to ensure your own success? If so, this book is for you.
Change your space, change your culture : how engaging workspaces lead to transformation and growth / Rex Miller, Mabel Casey, Mark Konchar. “Rex Miller and his co-authors have once again used their unique MindShift multi-stakeholder approach to explore and discover new insights into an extraordinarily important problem: How do the environments we design and provide for people act as powerful culture-shaping tools. The book begins with the premise that the number one resource of any company is engagement. And it’s space that is a key proxy for culture. In other words, the spaces—the actual designed places for work, conferencing, exercise, eating, walking, and the like—reflect the values of the company, and also shape the patterns of behavior and interaction. Change Your Space, Change Your Culture provides a powerful collection of perspectives from a diverse blend of stakeholders in the space-design and workplace arenas and examines: why the workplace stopped working, what you must know about the workplace that’s coming, and how a new view of space can provide insights into how to change your organization’s culture. (Amazon reviewer)
Why motivating people doesn’t work … and what does : the new science of leading, energizing, and engaging / Susan Fowler.
This book is practical: Fowler not only summarizes the latest psychological studies on motivation, she shows how to actually apply them in the workplace. This book is proven: Fowler has successfully used her approach around the world with clients like Microsoft, CVS, NASA, H&R Block, Mattel, and dozens more, and examples in the book include her “insider stories” from Phil Jackson and Billy Beane. Top consultant, trainer, and coach Susan Fowler says stop trying to motivate people! It’s frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn’t work. You can’t motivate people — they are already motivated, but generally in superficial and short-term ways. Applying recent, often surprising psychological discoveries she lays out a tested model, and course of action that will help leaders guide their people towards the kinds of motivation that not only increases productivity and engagement but that gives them a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment. Fowler argues that leaders still depend on traditional carrot and stick techniques because they haven’t understood their alternatives and don’t know what skills are necessary to apply the new science of motivation. Her Optimal Motisuvation process shows leaders how to move people away from dependence on external rewards and help them discover how their jobs can meet their deeper psychological needs — for autonomy, relatedness, and competence — that science tells us result in meaningful and sustainable motivation. Susan Fowler’s book is the groundbreaking answer for leaders who want to “get motivation” right! – Publisher.
Creating authentic organizations : bringing meaning and engagement back to work / Robin Ryde and Lisa Sofianos.
“In the complex and global economy it’s more important than ever that we recognize and respond to the need for employees to bring their authentic selves to work. Doing so can mean increased innovation, productivity, more thoughtful risk taking, a sense of responsibility and increased adaptiveness to change. Creating Authentic Organizations works beyond the limited remit of authentic leadership and shows how this concept can and should be applied to your workforce. With simple and powerful models and strategies it will show you how to ensure more authentic dialogue, both between employees to discuss smaller issues and also to ensure open and meaningful discussion around threats and challenges. Bold and cutting edge, it offers a simple framework for a new set of management principles relating to self-management, empowerment and the freedom to operate. By re-framing the role of management, Creating Authentic Organizations will help you implement real meaning at work and improve organizational resilience”– Provided by publisher.
Primal teams : harnessing the power of emotions to fuel extraordinary performance / Jackie Barretta.Primal Teams: Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance
“Barretta, founding partner of Nura Group, explores the role of emotions within a team, digging into the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and quantum physics to provide an accessible and practical guide to utilizing emotions to drive performance. Ultimately, she discovers that team “superperformance” depends on the creation of a work dynamic that harnesses the power of our feelings. Barretta explains how to spark the “creative brain[s]” of employees, as well as how to deepen impact and emotion. In addition, she examines “primal emotion[s],” the source of motivation, and the importance of play. She guides readers through the process of battling negativity and fear, which includes “creating a diversion,” “enliven[ing] the positive,” and “arous[ing] positivity.” Most importantly, she shows how to bring about a team’s emotional coherence by using “emotional contagion.” Offering insight into “detecting emotions,” she directs readers to employ empathy, “understand how emotions affect decisions,” and know where to draw the line. Barretta also covers “primal IQ,” building emotional bonds, and restraining overblown egos. This innovative book will help business leaders build emotional bonds on their teams and maximize results. Agent: Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved” (Publisher Weekly)
What motivates me : put your passions to work / Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton.What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work
The book provides a step-by-step guide to tailor your work to better fit your core motivations and boost your happiness and success in your career.