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Friday Favorites: Weekend Reads


In the words of Rebecca Black, "Everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend, weekend; Friday, Friday; Gettin' down on Friday". So in honor of the weekend is upon us, we thought we'd share some of our latest favorite weekend reads! The weather has been so nice, you'll definitely find some of us outside catching some rays while reading this weekend!

Favorite Read for the Sales Team: Be Amazing or Go Home: Seven Customer Service Habits That Create Confidence with Everyone by Shep Hyken

This is a great read for the salesperson craving more. Be Amazing or Go Home offers the reader a chance to self evaluate where their skills are and grow from there. From turning misery into magic to embracing authenticity, this book will help you build trust with your clients.

Favorite Read for the HR Team: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman

 From the writer of the 5 Love Languages, this work will offer you the same tools but apply them within a workplace context. Bottom line, it's about how you effectively communicate authentically with your team. On top of having the book as a resource, if you buy a new copy you will receive a free access code to take the online Motivating By Appreciation Inventory to help the reader identify their preferred language of appreciation.

Favorite Read for the Leadership Team (or those aspiring for a leadership role): The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

In their latest book, Diamandis, and Kotler explore how our world will adapt over the next 10 years due to technological advancements. As technology advances quicker then ever before, this book is a pager turner regardless of tech knowledge.

Favorite Read for all our Project Managers: Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams by Mark Divine

Former Navy SEAL and New York Times best-selling author Mark Divine tackles how to achieve success through principles of purpose. For Divine there are seven key principles: Courage, Trust, Respect, Growth, Excellence, Resiliency, and Alignment. Once you have mastered each of those skills, you will be able to capture the energy and potential of your team for true success.

Favorite Read for just about anyone: Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

Regardless of what your role is on your team, Upstream is an incredible book about seeing the problems before they happen and how to prevent them. The book pulls from real-life examples to showcase the suggestions in action and will help move you from reacting to preventing.

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