Building the industry bookshelf one recommended read at a time.
Ah, the DiSC style S’s. If you’re an S, you probably have broad emotional shoulders from all the times others have leaned on you, and you work to create perfect plans for your team. (Don’t know your style yet? Click here to take the DiSC personality test).
The S’s here at redpepper help us chart our course, find our harmony, and build relational bridges—and are no less considerate when giving book recommendations. Take a stroll through the heartfelt recommendations from our S’s:
Atomic Habits by James Clear
As a high S, I tend to find myself being stuck in routine and afraid of change. Setting new habits and goals for myself is something I strive to do, and this book is a great start at building that foundation. It taught me the importance of setting good habits and breaking bad habits, which has ultimately led to my days being happier and more fulfilled. Even though it’s not easy, the steps outlined in this book have overall made building habits less strenuous and more approachable.
Hannah Hastings, Associate Account Executive
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
I think the reason I love this book so much is because it is outside of my comfort zone. As a strong S, I prefer serene working environments, and I avoid chaos. The setting of this book is the extreme opposite. In the throes of the Vietnam War, an environment far removed from my reality, this book allows me to dive into a completely different realm of unfamiliar territory.
Stephanie Swart, Production Coordinator Apprentice
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
My DiSC profile is S. This book helps me with learning my team. What speaks to them and how to help them. Each person is different, so I find ways to get the best out of my teammates if I can speak their language.
Joshua Brand, Jr. Graphic Designer
Blood, Sweat & Pixels by Jason Schreier
This book is about some of the most troubled development cycles in video game history. I’m an SC who loves providing support to make sure my team makes it to the finish line. I found it fascinating to read how the teams behind some of the most highly acclaimed video games ever had to band together to overcome issues both within and outside of their control to create something great.
Mario McDonald, Staff Accountant
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