It’s summertime as I write, a time when things slow down from the usual pace we experience for the rest of the year.
So I’m enjoying taking time to read some new books and revisit old favorites. I think you will enjoy them too!
Karolin Helbig and Minette Norman (2023) – “The Psychological Safety Playbook: Lead More Powerfully by Being More Human.” At last! Accessible, practical, and relevant, this short book is filled with practical exercises and tips for building a workspace that promotes psychological safety—the foundation of trust and many other enablers in effective organizations and change processes. (Amazon link)
Tsedal Neeley (2021) – “Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding From Anywhere.” An in-depth exploration of what enables remote work. Based on extensive research, this practical book tackles the questions and concerns of managers and team leaders to reveal how to succeed with remote work. (Amazon link)
Kursat Ozenc and Margaret Hagan (2019) – “Rituals for Work: 50 Ways to Create Engagement, Shared Purpose and a Culture that Can Adapt to Change.”
A wonderful introduction to the power of Ritual at work – a structured, repeated activity that has symbolism and meaning for a group. Explores 50 different ways rituals can be used in meetings, in conflict, for performance, building teams, and during times of change and transition. (Amazon link)
James Clear (2018) – “Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones.” Small, repeated, actions can lead to remarkable results. This book provides resources and tools to help sustain us on the path to developing new ‘good’ habits and helps us understand and limit the influence of ‘bad’ habits. (Amazon link)
William Bridges and Susan Bridges (2017) – “Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change.” 4th Edition. A classic and an evergreen favorite! Shows how change begins with letting go (of the old), and is frequently followed by a time of uncertainty, waiting for the promised new to arrive and prove itself. (Amazon link)
Jennifer Garvey Berger and Keith Johnson (2015) – “Simple Habits for Complex Times: Powerful Practices for Leaders.” Accessible introduction for leaders who work in complex, ambiguous situations (i.e., all of us!). They illustrate how three simple habits can have a powerful effect on how leaders guide their organizations in times of change. (Amazon link)
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