Work communication can feel like a bit of a tightrope walk. You want to be friendly, but not unprofessional. You want to point out opportunities for improvement, but not come across as overly critical.
So how can we improve our communication skills, and hopefully bring our teams closer together? Well, the four excellent books below just might have an answer.
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Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving
By Christine Porath
From the author of Mastering Civility comes an illuminating and empowering guide to help you discover just how important thriving communities are to our well-being and the success of organizations—and learn what steps you can take to create them. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Christine Porath, in the Next Big Idea App
The Culture Playbook: 60 Highly Effective Actions to Help Your Group Succeed
By Daniel Coyle
With reflections, exercises, and practical tips that will prove invaluable to companies, athletes, and families alike, The Culture Playbook is an indispensable guide to ensuring that your team performs at its best. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Daniel Coyle, in the Next Big Idea App
Wellbeing at Work: How to Build Resilient and Thriving Teams
By Jim Clifton and Jim Harter
Wellbeing at Work explores the five key elements of wellbeing—career, social, financial, physical, and community—and how organizations can help employees and teams thrive in those elements. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by co-authors Jim Clifton and Jim Harter, in the Next Big Idea App
Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In
By Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen
Connectable shows you what’s causing today’s loneliness, the role inclusion plays in solving it, and how you can decrease loneliness and increase belonging, engagement, and performance with employees at every level―including yourself. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by co-authors Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen, in the Next Big Idea App
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