Three Books You Need to Read in 2020

You might have heard the expression “reading is leading.” It points to the importance that literature holds. Whether it’s thought leadership, business management, or any role in seniority in some aspect of life, learning to lead can be theory-made-practical with the right books. Taking time to invest in your leadership skills through literature offers the added benefit of escaping the rush of the day by tucking into a book.

This list offers three books we think are worthwhile in building your workplace skills to become the best leader you can be:

No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

By Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy

As we know, when things go really well – or really badly – emotions can have a major influence on everyday interactions. It happens whether we like it or not. If you are driven by strong emotions, you might make promises you can’t fulfil. When fueled by negative moods, you might find yourself saying something or acting in a way that results in regret. 

In their handbook, Fosslien and Duffy offer illustrated researched resources to help you establish healthy ways to harness emotions so that the harmful reactions are prevented. Read this book to learn how to deal with the feelings so that you can cultivate the healthiest habits of emotion-embracing.  

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries 

By Safi Bahcall

In Loonshots, Bahcall considers a new approach to the mysteries of group behaviour that challenges all that we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs. As a physicist and entrepreneur, he is able to use models to explain complex ideas with simplicity. Ranging from the spread of flames in forests to the chase for psychological militants on the web, and accounts of cheats and masters and lords, he shows how this new sort of science encourages us to comprehend the conduct of organisations and the destiny of domains. Loonshots distills these experiences into exercises for creatives, business people, and visionaries all over the world.

Finessin’ Finances: The Refreshingly Entertaining Guide to Personal Finances

By Stefon Walters 

It’s an obvious fact that all things money-related can be exhausting and a bit confusing. If you are like most people, you may have found yourself on Google, searching for information on finance topics or just trying to familiarise yourself with financial jargon. You have probably done this only to discover “resources” and more jargon-filled articles apparently written in a foreign language. Now is the perfect opportunity to turn the tables. Finessin’ Finances is a refreshingly engaging book that spreads different fund subjects in a manner that guarantees there’s no shortage of chuckles or knowledge gained.

(P.S: This guidebook goes hand-in-hand with our Financial Management Fundamentals short course!)

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