Summer is the perfect time to read books that you consider must-reads. Whether you want to dive into a fictional book for entertainment or a self-help book to gain skills, there are a number of reasons reading is worth your time. Check out this link to find out some of those reasons as well as a list of suggested books that are essential for college students.
Our founder, Lori MacNeill, has compiled a list of a few great books that she believes are worth your attention.
1. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Overview: “In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.”
2. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
Overview: “In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular online assessment. With hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, StrengthsFinder 2.0 will change the way you look at yourself — and the world — forever.”
3. Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant
Overview: “For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. Using his own pioneering research as Wharton’s youngest tenured professor, Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success.”
4. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
Overview: “The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice.”
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