When your employees succeed and grow, so does your company. To encourage high morale, productivity and performance, here are 6 excellent books for employee development.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones is highly readable, highly actionable, and highly effective. Author James Clear takes the reader through a simple system for creating lasting change in any area, personal or professional.
Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success by Thomas J. DeLong
Innovation and change are imperative to your company’s success. Yet as you know, change can also be scary. This book is a great way to help your team channel nervous energy into positive energy. The result: improved performance and growth.
In Flying Without a Net, Thomas J. DeLong addresses the root of anxiety regarding change. He also goes over various effective practices to become stronger in the midst of change and vulnerability.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
Getting Things Done will help your team become more organized and more productive than they thought possible. In the words of author David Allen, "Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them." The book provides a roadmap for recording projects/results externally and translating those results into appropriate action.
High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard
High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way is for those who are looking for effective productivity tools or are struggling with burnout. Through extensive research and years of experience as a performance coach, Brendon Burchard provides six important habits that help employees perform better and work more efficiently. He also answers these tough questions:
- Why do some become successful more quickly than others and have a seemingly easier time sustaining that success?
- Why are some successful people miserable while others are consistently happy?
- What motivates people to work toward success and what helps them improve?
The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
The Power of Full Engagement challenges traditional time management techniques and encourages the reader to focus instead on managing energy. The book is another great tool for employees who are struggling with productivity or possibly burnout. They’ll learn more about common productivity pitfalls and acquire helpful tips to maintain higher energy levels with less effort.
StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
StrengthsFinder 2.0 helps employees discover their top 5 talents and will help them—and your organization —hone these strengths and improve productivity.
In 2001, Gallup released their first StrengthsFinder book, an online assessment that helped identify strengths and show how how best to use them in the workplace. Years later in 2008, StrengthsFinder 2.0 came out new and improved, with additional strategies on how to best put one's talents to work.
What are your favorite books on employee development?
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