Anyone got recommendations on great reads (books) on Work Culture and Motivation?
“Start with Why” by Simon Sinek is a nice read. If they’re in a rush (as some employees if not all employees often are these days) they could take a peak at the TED talk which mirrors the content in a hurry - https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en
How to Speak Human by Jackson and Jackson https://www.booktopia.com.au/how-to-speak-human-dougal-jackson/prod9780730359531.html?source=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs5OIs_vw3wIViyQrCh3-5gPzEAQYASABEgL80PD_BwE
The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
I think Primed to Perform by Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor would be close to the top of my list when it comes to motivation and creating a high performing culture.
We are a consultancy that specialises in leadership development and career management management. We work with lots of tech companies and have a particular methodology that it’s important all our people know. So we give every employee a copy of my book Grow Your Geeks - A Handbook for Developing Leaders in High-Tech Organisations. I mention it because I know a number of our clients get copies for all their leaders to read so it might be of interest.
STORM has three core books-- onboarding employees are given instructions to read the books as early as acceptance of the Job Offer. The core books are:
- Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
- How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
- Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Those three books supplement the understanding of our firm’s core values and that is why we selected them as our core books.
Hi @michael.ridgway Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It… and Why the Rest Don’t Book by Verne Harnish is a great read for a startup growth company.