Hopefully many of us will have time to rest and recover during the month of August and to take the time to read those books we never get the chance to normally! We thought we’d share with you some of our favourites and please let us know what’s on your reading list.
In The Culture Map, cultural communications expert Erin Meyer presents a framework you can use to analyse how cultures differ from yours as well as practical strategies to mitigate any cultural misunderstandings. She also explains why these cultural differences developed in the first place.
High Performance reveals the methods the world’s most remarkable athletes, coaches and entrepreneurs use to excel. From taking responsibility for your situation to finding your ‘trademark behaviours’, thinking flexibly to crafting a high performance culture, Jake Humphrey and Professor Damian Hughes identify the eight crucial steps to becoming the best ‘you’ possible.
Be Less Zombie distils 10 years of field research amongst some of the world’s leading innovators into a pragmatic, actionable toolkit. Designed for managers who need more remarkable innovation with repeatable, scalable approaches, this toolkit is a must-read for anyone – in any business sector, at any career level – who is passionate about the serious business of innovation.
Also if you are travelling a lot this summer many of us are reaching for podcasts for inspiration and ideas. One of the REAL. Leadership Teams favourite podcast is the well-established Diary of a CEO with Steven Bartlett. One of our favourites is this episode with Marcus Buckingham, who is one of the world’s most in-demand career experts and the author of several best-selling business books. He is known as the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths and leadership at work, and today leads research at the ADP Research Institute.