22 June 2015

5 Books Communicators Should Read This Summer

HR and benefits communications shouldn’t be all work and no play. As you pack up your beach bag and slide into your flip flops, you might want to check out these great book suggestions, recently posted by the Communications Leadership Council.

Welch book

The Real Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career by Jack and Suzy Welch

For organization leaders, this book has some great tips, stories, and ideas on what we all need to know today to make better decisions and be successful leaders. Learning from Jack Welch is always insightful.

Schultz Book

Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz

In in this book, Howard Schultz, a New York Times bestseller, shares how he came back to lead Starbucks to the successful organization it is today.

Give Book

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

Learn how you can better approach your work, interactions, and increase productivity. Adam describes the three kinds of people: Givers, Matchers, and Takers. The research suggests that Givers excel and make great coaches, mentors, bosses, and co-workers; and often rise to the top of organizations.

Better than book

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin

How can you change your habits? We all have them and they are difficult to change. This book provides a framework to better understand your habit formations and how to finally change them, for good.

Yes book

Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration—Lessons from The Second City by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton

If you’ve ever been to Second City, you know how funny and entertaining it is. And if you’ve ever tried improv, you know how challenging it can be. In this book, we can take lessons learned from Second City and apply them to our organizations and teams. And it’s all based on creativity, collaboration and communication.