Summaries of the Week

Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore

Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore

In Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore, Dr. Mitchell Kusy uses the findings from evidence-based studies to develop strategies for handling toxic individuals. These models can help you feel confident in your efforts to manage uncivil employees and the situations they create.

Kusy, Dr. Mitchell
The Decoded Company

The Decoded Company

For the past several years, organizations have accessed and leveraged an abundance of information about their customers to make informed business decisions. These organizations pair market segmentation techniques with data about individual consumers to create hyperpersonalized products that match customers’ unique sets of preferences. In The Decoded Company, Leerom Segal, Aaron Goldstein, Jay Goldman, and Rahaf Harfoush recommend using this customer-centric approach within organizations to better understand the needs and desires of individual employees.

Segal, Leerom
The Etiquette Edge

The Etiquette Edge

In the second edition of The Etiquette Edge, Beverly Langford offers helpful guidelines for the wide range of professional situations we encounter today, from the office to social functions to cyberspace. The book is designed to get us thinking about and practicing the principles that underlie treating others with respect. Langford encourages professionals to self-assess and adapt her advice, as particular situations warrant, to achieve personal and professional development as well as workplace harmony and productivity.

Langford, Beverly
Unstoppable You

Unstoppable You

Even before birth, humans begin a lifelong learning journey. In Unstoppable You, Patricia A. McLagan likens the stages of this journey to incremental software upgrades. In learning 1.0, from before birth to school age, we learn subconsciously. In learning 2.0, which extends through adolescence, we also learn from formal schooling. In learning 3.0, during adulthood, we become responsible for our own learning and development.

McLagan, Patricia A.