For any manager looking to improve, probably the strongest book recommendation I would give is Radical Candor, by Kim Scott. The core idea is that as a manager you should care personally about your direct reports, but that you should also challenge them directly. When you have both of these
I recently finished reading "Smarter, Faster, Better" by Charles Duhigg - a great read full of insights about how the most productive individuals and organisations work. One of the best sections is about what makes a good team and it refers extensively to work done by Google during
“The cowards never started,” he’d tell me, “and the weak died along the way - that leaves us.” Shoe Dog is the autobiographical account of how Phil Knight founded and grew Nike from nothing to become the biggest sportswear and shoe brand in the world. Since it’s release
Daniel Pink makes a compelling case for a new frame of mind: Everyone does sales. It's an entirely human activity and one that doesn't deserve the bad reputation it often gets.
“I have always maintained that, excepting fools, men did not differ much in intellect, only in zeal and hard work; and I still think this is an eminently important difference.” — Charles Darwin When I was in my final year at school, I remember being deeply offended by a comment made