Contributors to the October 2021 issue of TD magazine offer their book recommendations.
Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick
The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results,3rd Edition, by Roy V.H. Pollock, Andrew Jefferson, and Calhoun W. Wick
We believe good ideas are timeless. This book creates a strong foundation for L&D that produces performance and results.
The Success Case Method: Find Out Quickly What’s Working and What’s Not by Robert O. Brinkerhoff
This book is a research-based, eye-opening easy button for performance improvement. The ideas presented here work well with those found in The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning by Roy V.H. Pollock, Andrew Jefferson and Calhoun W. Wick.
Emily A. Moore
The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries by Katrien Van der Schueren
Dating back to a time when educators and trainers were forced to do more with less, the prints in this book aren't just gorgeous, they're a lesson in how to communicate visual facts and relationships to a lay audience effectively and beautifully.
Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling
This book won the Caldecott in 1942 and is still guaranteed to delight any youngster in your life. What makes it relevant to our industry today is the effortless way the author and illustrator supplemented text with detail-rich graphics, weaving fact into narrative visually in a way that’s both enlightening and entertaining.
What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading Peopleby Joe Navarro with Marvin Karlins
Whether we realize it or not, most communication between people is nonverbal—what our feet, torso, eyes, and face do often tell an entirely different story than the words coming out of our mouths. Learning how to read a person's body language is key in being able to know whether your message is coming across clearly and whether the person in front of you really means what they're saying.
What Great Salespeople Do: The Science of Selling Through Emotional Connection and the Power of Story by Michael T. Bosworth and Ben Zoldan
Storytelling is the oldest form of communication between people, yet few take the time to learn why that is and how to tell a story correctly. This book will guide you in corporate storytelling, as well as how to apply story to everyday life.