Contributors to the July 2021 issue of TD magazine offer their book recommendations.
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
Each day there is a task that causes me the most stress or is the most important to accomplish. Sometimes it is easy to identify and complete. Other times, it isn't as easy or I avoid it. I love the reminder in this book to tackle the one thing each day that is most important.
The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
This book is a great reminder that comparing my success or my team’s success to others often limits our potential. We need to trust that our own creativity and planning will lead us higher instead of worrying about what someone else is doing.
Seeing What's Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change by Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony, and Erik A. Roth
Using stories and case examples, the authors provide a four-step process to help leaders envision the future impact of disruption and make prudent business decisions today to succeed in tomorrow's marketplace.
Visual Design Solutions: Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning Professionals by Connie Malamed
This is a visually pleasing book that clearly lays out what to think about when designing learning. It offers good, practical tips.
The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results by Calhoun W. Wick, Roy V.H. Pollock, and Andrew Jefferson
This book provides practical tools to avoid wasted time providing training that is never used.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
This is a great book by a Nobel Laureate who helps us be on guard against many of the cognitive biases that can distort our thinking in our areas of presumed expertise.