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Book Capsules, August 2019

Bring Your Brain to Work: Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do It Well, and Advance Your Career
Art Markman
Harvard Business Review Press, 256 pp., $30

What is the interviewer's mindset during an interview? What are your former peers thinking of you once you're their manager? How do you know it's time to make a career move? Those are the three questions that Markman, a professor, author, and popular radio host, focuses on in Bring Your Brain to Work. After reading this book, you will have a better understanding of your professional fit, from where you currently fall in line to where you need to be. You'll be much more in tune with the people around you, and you'll be able to champion yourself and your career.

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How to Be a Better Leader
Stefan Stern
Pan Macmillan, 160 pp., $12.95

This book is designed to help you truly understand what it means to be a leader, as well as what good and bad leadership look like. Stern investigates the different ways in which men and women lead and how we can get closer to genuine equality at work. He also highlights the language of leaders, providing and walking through various examples of prominent leaders from business and politics, including Jeff Bezos, Indra Nooyi, Winston Churchill, and Rosa Parks. How to Be a Better Leader is the 11th book in the How To: Academy series, which ranges across a wide array of disciplines, such as writing and public speaking.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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