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Six Best Leadership Books You Should Read this Summer

"What books are you reading this summer?" "Can you recommend some of your favorites?" I get these questions a LOT! If you want to the definitive list every leader should read, check out this LIST. In the meantime, let me share six books my virtual mentor Daniel Pink suggests in his last newsletter. Daniel asked 6 authors of 6 new nonfiction books to describe succinctly one key idea takeaway from the book and one useful action-oriented takeaway. Enjoy the summer read! 1. Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior  by Jonah Berger IDEA: Peers are a powerful motivating force.  Trying to push yourself to achieve ...

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

What drives employees to do their best work? Numerous companies operate under the prevailing belief that the key to motivating workers is giving them tangible rewards, including cash bonuses. In Daniel’s Pink groundbreaking book, Drive: The Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us, he proposes persuasively that these companies have it all wrong. Popular thinking is that reward practices that are built around external, carrot and-stick motivators, aimed to boost productivity. But in fact this idea is outmoded because the studies from behavioral science consistently suggest that the key to high performance and workplace is intrinsic, internal motivatio...