As we grow and evolve as a company and as humans, we learn a whole lot from the people around us. Whether you’re currently a leader of people or hope to become one someday, our team of leaders compiled a list of books they’re currently loving that help them learn from and develop the people around them. Read their picks here:
Make Time for Creativity: Finding Space for Your Most Meaningful Work by Brandon Stosuy
I received this book as a gift and think it was the best gift idea. I’d recommend to anyone who finds it easy to get busy in the hustle and bustle of life—and run out of time for intentional, creative growth. The book is interactive, providing prompts to help get your mind moving. Dedicating set time to this kind of growth helps us show up as our best creative and solution-finding selves at work.
Jennifer Williams, VP of Account Management
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
This is by far the best book I’ve ever read. Tolle’s insight about letting go of the egoic mind that holds us back from achieving true peace in our lives is an impactful theme. And I think more leaders and teams can benefit from embodying that in the workplace. I’d recommend this book to everyone I know (if I haven’t already).
Tim McMullen, CEO
How to Be a Great Boss by Gino Wickman and Rene Boer
“Often, the difference between a group of indifferent employees and a fully engaged team comes down to one simple thing—a great boss.”
Our company believes in the value of putting our people first, and to me, a big part of living that out comes from our leaders. This is a great book for learning new practices that create accountability and trust, as well as how to be more effective as a holistic team. And that collaboration helping us reach our potential is what it’s all about.
Caroline Hamel, VP of Agency Operations
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
This is a bit of an older book, but it’s definitely worth dusting off. It follows a fictional team that displays all of the biggest dysfunctions real-life teams exhibit and navigate every day. It’s a fun read and introspective read to help you learn more about how to be a better teammate (which helps you be a better leader).
Samara Anderson, VP of Sales & Marketing