Books

Book of the Month – June 2021

When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over.

That’s what “high conflict” does. It’s the invisible hand of our time. And it’s different from the useful friction of healthy conflict. That’s good conflict, and it’s a necessary force that pushes us to be better people.

Book of the Month – October 2020

Humans have two basic desires: to stand out and to fit in. Companies respond by creating groups that tend to the extreme — where everyone fits in and no one stands out, or where everyone stands out and no one fits in. How do we find that happy medium where employees can demonstrate their individuality while also feeling they belong?

Book of the Month – November 2020

If You Don’t Do Politics, Politics Will Do You will open your eyes to the fundamentals you didn’t know you need to know – the fundamentals no-one ever teaches you, including what office politics actually are and how being politically intelligent is the single biggest determinant of your personal and professional success.

Book of the Month – December 2020

The best teams are more than the sum of their parts, but why does collaboration so often fail to fulfill this promise? In Dream Teams, Snow takes us on an adventure through history, neuroscience, psychology, and business, exploring what separates groups that simply get by together from those that get better together.

Book of the Month – February 2021

Leaders need guidance on change grounded in the latest science, not 20th-century myths. In this updated 2019 edition of The Science of Organizational Change, Paul Gibbons takes us on a journey from change mythology, from New Age change ideas, from “reports in drawers”, and from pop psychology up to the present. In the first comprehensive treatment of behavioral science in business, you’ll learn which cognitive biases caused the 2008 Financial Crisis, Enron, and the Deepwater Horizon.

Book of the Month – April 2021

In Be Fearless: Give Yourself Permission To Be You, Jane Egerton-Idehen covers her life as a daughter, wife and mother and her career. Drawing from her more than 15 years of experience as a telecommunication executive in West Africa, Jane’s driving ambition has been to help women build lasting careers, especially in the male-dominated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) industries.

Book of the Month – May 2021

This book provides an accessible and clear description of key theories of systemic coaching and how they can be applied to coaching practice. Structured around five different ways of thinking about systems, the book provides coaches with a high-level overview of different systems theories and how those theories may be applied in practice.