Looking for Something to Read?

March 18, 2016

The Simmons Executive Education team shares a sampling of what we're reading right now.

Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits by Gretchen Rubin.

Rubin's 'one-size-doesn't-fit-all" approach leads you to tailor your habits to your innate characteristics, including how you react to both internal and external expectations. She also has a popular blog and podcast.

Beyond Measure: the Big Impact of Small Changes by Margaret Heffernan.

Where Rubin focuses on personal habits, Heffernan looks at the everyday activities and habits that become the culture of an organization and shows how small shifts can make a big difference. The book is a complement to her TED talk, Why it's Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work.

Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark. 

Clark believes that almost every professional has the capacity to become a thought leader, and she's identified the patterns that many have used to get there. Through case studies, exercises and personal insights, Clark helps you identify breakthrough ideas, build a following around those ideas, and make your thought leadership sustainable.

Small Wins, Big Gains: Negotiating at Work by Deborah M. Kolb, and Jessica L. Porter. 

Kolb is an emerita professor at Simmons School of Management, well known for her groundbreaking work on negotiation. Her latest book situates negotiation within the work context, providing strategies for negotiating your career advancement and other work situations.

Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home by Anita Hill. 

Through the stories of remarkable African American women, Hill explores the meaning of home and how our race and gender impact our achievement of the american dream.