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A workplace without books is like a room without windows. Here, we love books with a passion. And we love these ones in particular. They’ve shaped our thinking, driven our direction and inspired our people. Enjoy!

    MANAGING

    HOW TO BE A GREAT BOSS

    Authors: Gino Wickman and Rene Boer

    If your employees brought their “A-Game” to work every day, what would it mean for your company’s performance? Studies have repeatedly shown that the majority of employees are disengaged at work. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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    FIRST, BREAK ALL THE RULES

    Authors: Gallup & James K. Harter

    First, Break All the Rules, subtitled What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, is a book authored by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, who offer solutions to better employee satisfaction with the help of examples of how the best managers handle employees.

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    CULTURE

    DELIVERING HAPPINESS

    Authors: Tony Hsieh

    Delivering Happiness is a book by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. It details his life as an entrepreneur, with emphasis on the founding of LinkExchange and Zappos.

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    TRIBAL LEADERSHIP

    Authors: Dave Logan, John King & Halee Fischer-Wright

    Itʼs a fact of life: birds flock, fish school, people “tribe.” Malcolm Gladwell and other authors have written about how the fact that humans are genetically programmed to form “tribes” of 20-150 people has proven true throughout our speciesʼ history.

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    LEADERSHIP

    GREAT LEADERS GROW

    Authors: Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller

    uccessful leaders don’t rest on their laurels. Leadership must be a living process, not a title on a business card, and life means growth. As Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller write in the introduction, “the path to increased influence, impact, and leadership effectiveness is paved with personal growth.

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    TURN THE SHIP AROUND!

    Authors: L. David Marquet

    From the vantage point of the commander of the USS Santa Fe, read how the crew completely turned the ship around, going from worst to first by
    questioning many of our basic leadership assumptions and shifting from take control authority to give-control empowerment.

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    STRATEGY

    JACK

    Authors: Jack Welch

    Jack Welch revolutionised GE’s entire corporate culture with his distinctive, highly personal management style: the individual appreciation of each of his 500 managers, the commitment to an informal but driven work style and the encouragement of candour were all part of the Welch approach.

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    TRACTION

    Authors: Gino Wickman

    In Traction, youʼll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. Youʼll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment.

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    STRENGTHS

    GO PUT YOUR STRENGTHS TO WORK

    Authors: Marcus Buckingham

    When employees learn how to truly apply their greatest strengths at work, they turbo-charge their career potential and everybody wins. Companies find that their employees are more productive, their teams are more effective, their organisation is more innovative and, accordingly, their customers are more engaged.

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    DISCOVER YOUR CLIFTON STRENGTHS

    Authors: Don Clifton

    Now, Discover Your Strengths is a self-help book written by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, first published in 2001. At the heart of the book is the internet based “Clifton Strengths Finder,” an online personal assessment test that outlines the user’s strengths.

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    PRODUCTIVITY

    THE ONE THING

    Authors: Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan

    The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results is a non-fiction, self-help book written by authors and real estate entrepreneurs, Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan. The book discusses the value of simplifying one’s workload by focusing on the one most important task in any given project.

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    THE 4-HOUR WORK WEEK

    Authors: Timothy Ferriss

    The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich is a self-help book by Timothy Ferriss, an American writer, educational activist, and entrepreneur.

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