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Danny in the Valley (The Sunday Times). Helpful for managing stress as well as high-level interpersonal behaviors such "respond don't react". The focus of this book is on using meditation to help you not just deal today's exceptionally stressful professional as well as personal lives. It is a very accessible book on the now trendy topic of "mindfulness" and well worth the 3 hours you will spend reading it!
Tales of Silicon Valley (The Sunday Times).
How I Built This
The Power of Nice: How to Negotiate So Everyone Wins. Especially You! - Ronald Shapiro & James Dale. OK, it's got a long, long title but if you are interested in creating successful and long term partnerships then this is a great book. Written by a seasoned negotiator it provides insight into how to really negotiate. Forget "I win, you loose" negotiation outcomes, read this to become someone who strikes deals that work for you while working for your "partner".
Emotional Intelligence at Work - Hendrie Weisinger. Interesting book on how to be aware of your emotions and not let them get in the way of being truly effective. If you've seen one too many office movie where individuals go "balls to the wall" and fight with colleagues and managers then this is a good level set! It's not about being a "Yes Person" more about ensuring you keep a level head and are influential in the workplace
Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success – Adam Grant. If you’ve ever doubted that being a good human can help you succeed, read this book. Great on setting out why you should be a “Giver” but also provides tactics on how not to be taken advantage of in the workplace. Adam Grant sets out the different traits of "Givers", "Matchers" and "Takers" and explains how those who help others end up benefiting themselves.
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