I love reading books and even though I’m a slow reader I’ve managed to read 8-9 books annually for the past couple of years. Here are the top 3 excellent books I’ve read so far.
Radical Candor by Kim Scott
This is by far my favourite book from last year. I loved this book so much because it not only provided a playbook on how to manage a team but also it provided this great framework for giving and getting feedback. The book is filled with great insights coming from Kim’s personal experiences from working in Google, Apple as well as having her own start-up. It’s a must read!
Show & Tell by Dan Roam
Show & Tell is easy to read and its pages are filled with pictures and drawings but don’t underestimate how powerful and informative it is. I learned so much from this book. Key takeaways, everything is told through a story and even though there are many varieties on presentations, they all follow a few outline formats. Also our brains are wired to process visuals so use pictures, images and diagrams to convey clarity.
Confessions of a Public Speaker
Like other Scott Berkun’s book, Confessions of a Public Speaker is an honest book that provides you with everything you need to know to speak well in front of any audience. From excellent tips on public speaking from what to do, how to do things in right way to funny stories of things gone wrong I enjoyed this book enormously.