The library has many resources for people who want a little help with their work lives. We have books on choosing careers, finding jobs, and learning skills needed in the workplace. This week we received a couple of books that will help those in managerial positions with situations they may face.
Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation by Adam Bryant. The author draws on interviews with more than two hundred CEOs to help business leaders encourage innovation and get positive results in their organizations. He shows how to attract and retain the best employees by creating an environment where they can feel that they are contributing and being rewarded. This in turn, helps the organization thrive and prosper.
Let’s Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done by Dick and Emily Axelrod. Most people do not enjoy meetings. They often end up wasting time and creating hard feelings among the attendees. The authors, leading consultants in the business world, show how to change this. Using the principles that make video games so engaging, they give a flexible system for running productive meetings in all types of organizations. They start with how attendees are greeted at the beginning of the meeting and progress to summing up at the end, all with the goal of getting real work accomplished.