We get asked lots of questions related to Productivity & Time Management in our workshops which we always enjoy answering. We especially liked it when this question was asked by a delegate on one of our Leading Remote Teams online training courses last week. So, our Productivity Ninjas put their heads together and came up with this list of their favourite Leadership and Management books (physical and audio) books for you all.
They are in no particular order, and you may think we missed one, please let us know if we have. So we can read it too!
- Brene Brown – Dare to Lead
- Atul Gawande – The Checklist Manifesto
- Atul Gawande – Being Mortal (a book about death, but has some fascinating business lessons in it!)
- Matthew Syed – Blackbox Thinking (or Rebel ideas or Bounce)
- Cal Newport – Deep Work
- Kate Coleman – The 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership
- Gretchin Rubin – 4 Tendencies
- Nikki Gatenby – Super-engaged
- Nancy Kline – Time to Think
- Adam Grant – Originals
- Simon Sinek – most of his stuff (e.g. Find Your Why, Leaders Eat Last, Start with Why)
- Rasheed Ogunlaru- Soul Trader
- Caroline Webb – How to Have a Good Day
- Ruger Bregman – Utopia for Realists (slightly wider in scope than just L&M)
- Margaret Heffernan – Wilful Blindness (again, wider than just L&M, but our team have enjoyed)
- Matthew Walker – Why We Sleep (appears a little left-field but actually super valuable for understanding the importance of supporting good sleep for clear thinking, productivity and the mental and physical health of your team)
And I think we can be forgiven for adding these two books – the first written by Graham Alcott, the founder of Think Productive, and the second by Grace Marshall, one of our UK Productivity Ninjas.
Many of these leadership and management books have given us our inspiration for our Leading Remote Teams online workshop. We have designed this course to be about culture and the groups productivity and not just personal productivity. As Productivity Ninjas we are there to hold the space for you with our expert input so you can have conversations and decide the best way to work as a group.
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