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World Book Day: our favourite books

“Leading the Unleadable” by Alan Willet

With his book “Leading the Unleadable”, Alan Willet offers a guideline for leaders, potential leaders and the unleadable. Every manager might have come across the control-freak, narcissist, slacker or they cynic. Managing difficult people is the most challenging part of their job. With his book, they learn how to turn these problem personalities into productive team players. Willet´s insights and examples are really helpful to transform the troublesome into the tremendous.

“Lessons in Leadership” by John Adair

John Adair is one the world´s leading authorities on leadership and leadership development. His book “Lessons of Leadership” is a practical handbook that provides a series of reflection on the fundamentals of leadership. Adair has summarized 12 timeless key concepts on the behaviour of leaders you can learn from.

“Challenge Management” by Wladimir Klitschko

You know Wladimir Klitschko as a successful boxer, he is like no other professional athlete. He took care of his career all the time while he still was active in sports. As an athlete he gained many skills from which the world of business can learn and profit. In his book “Challenge Management” he explains how managers can use his methods to make a business successful.

"The Business of Sleep" by Vicki Culpin

Getting enough sleep every night is fundamental to our personal health and well-being. Vicki Culpin wrote a whole book about sleep and how poor sleep affects decision-making, communication and creativity. “The Business of Sleep” is a helpful guide for individuals and businesses to learn how to sleep better.

“Data for the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You” by Andreas Weigend

Data is the most important raw material in our society – of this fact social data expert Andreas Weigend is certain. The former chief scientist at Amazon has mined his experience for his book: “Data for the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You”. Weigend proposes six basic data rights that we all need to make better decisions because Big Data is a topic of the future.

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