The best summer business books

​ Jerks at Work: Toxic Colleagues and What to Do About Them Author Tessa West reveals strategies for dealing with jerks who make work and life miserable, including the characteristics of jerks at work, motivation

Jerks at Work: Toxic Colleagues and What to Do About Them

Author Tessa West reveals strategies for dealing with jerks who make work and life miserable, including the characteristics of jerks at work, motivation for bad behavior, and proven strategies for dealing with every jerk. West provides practical tips and advice to safeguard your well-being and that of your workplace. (Wallet)

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Leading from the Heart: Five Conversations That Unleash Creativity, Purpose, and Results


At a time when workplaces struggle to develop high morale and connected cultures, Lead with the heart will help leaders unlock the best version of themselves and those around them with transformative results. Encouraging you to ignore outdated “leadership hacks” and embrace introspection and growth, leadership coaches John Baird and Edward Sullivan show readers how to ask the right questions. and find their own answers. (Harper Company)

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Science of Stuck: Breaking Inertia to Find Your Way Forward


We all experience a “blockage” in our lives. We feel stuck in our relationships, career paths, body struggles, addiction issues, and more. Many of us know what we need to do to move forward, but find ourselves unable to take the leap to get there. Author Britt Frank, psychotherapist and educator, brings together solutions based on research and other clinical practice to provide a practical roadmap for moving forward with determination, confidence and freedom to become who you are truly meant to be. . (TarcherPerigee)

How to change The Super Age: deciphering our demographic destiny

Demographic futurist Bradley Schurman explains the coming “Super Age” – when there will be more people over 65 than under 18 – and explores what this could mean for our collective future. If we plan now, he says, we can harness the benefits of the Super Age, including longer and healthier lives, greater generational cooperation at work and at home, and new markets and products to explore. (Harper Company)


I really like it here Talking Taboo: Making the Most of Polarizing Discussions at Work

When politics, gender, race, religion, and other polarizing topics come up in conversations between colleagues, what happens next? SHRM Knowledge Director Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, explains why some topics are taboo while others are not, then brings them to life with real-world conversations about taboo topics, such as politics, race, religion, gender and sex. Based on in-depth findings from the 2020 SHRM survey of polarizing workplace politics and discussions, Alonso looks at the future of the taboo conversation, provides proven assessment and guidance tools, and shows how to make taboo subjects work in your workplace. (SHRM)