Contributors to the June 2021 issue of TD magazine offer their book recommendations.
How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back From Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith
This has become my go-to book for women leaders seeking to accelerate their careers. I challenge any female leader to not recognize themselves in at least one of the 12 derailing behaviors outlined in the book.
Lead. Care. Win.: How to Become a Leader Who Matters by Dan Pontefract
This book outlines nine key traits for successful leaders and is packed with real-world examples and practical, instantly actionable ideas.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
Groundbreaking for its time, Mindset's powerfully simple ideas hold as true today as when they were first introduced, and they have served me well in my professional and personal life.
Amy P. Kelly
The Power of a Positive Team: Proven Principles and Practices That Make Great Teams Great by Jon Gordon Teams need to engage in positive development on a consistent basis to stay unified and optimally effective. This book provides seven principles for teams to discuss together and then offers suggestions from proven practices to stay united, connected, and effective through a focus on the competitive advantage of positivity.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
This book illuminates the power of small, forward progress better than any other resource I have ever used with coaching clients. I do not believe that any one approach is the answer for everyone; however, this book has resonated with each and every person I have used it with in coaching performance improvement and life change.
The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood
I attended a session about this book years ago, and it made a big impact on my life. I don’t know that I followed the process exactly or consistently, but it did change my way of thinking about things. It opened me up to some major life changes.