It’s always fascinating to see what summaries getAbstract subscribers find most interesting. In examining the list of the top 10 downloads for the first half of 2016, it’s clear that our readers are focused on self-improvement and increasing workplace efficiency, both individually and collectively.
Considering that a large part of the week is spent in the office, it’s not surprising that we want that experience to be enjoyable, fulfilling and promising. You’re sure to find inspiration in these fine reads.
Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
Michael Bungay Stanier
Remember, your advice is not as good as you think. Effective coaching means asking “seven essential questions” so employees can find their own solutions.
The Biggest Communication Mistakes Professionals Make (A Confident Communicator’s Guide)
Kim Zoller and Kerry Preston
Communication isn’t about how and what we say; it’s how we’re heard. Avoid 16 of the most common communication errors.
How To Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, and Why It’s Everyone’s Business
Adam Morgan and Mark Barden
Limitations can impede or transform us, depending on your level of awareness and how you choose to react.
The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs
Learn how high achievers in various fields use similar methods to succeed, including making the most of every minute.
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R. Covey
Steven Covey’s classic has inspired millions for more than two decades – and it all starts with character development.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
You have two different “minds” and two different “selves.” Is it possible for all four to get along?
The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Think you’re an office superhero who can handle everything that’s thrown your way? Think again. Simplicity is the key to success.
How the Effective Executive Spends Time
No one cares how many hours executives spend in their offices. Execution and results are the only things that count.
A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting out Everyday Behaviors that Undermine Your Workplace
Robert M. Galford, Bob Frisch and Cary Greene
Even your best employees may be inadvertently undermining your workplace. Learn how to spot counter-productive behavior.
A Handbook for Pioneering Executives
Since it’s impossible to predict the future, you’re wise to adopt a “pioneering leadership” philosophy. That way you’re prepared for anything.