A 2021 Summer Reading List for our Times
Updated: Jun 25
As we enter out second pandemic summer, this reading list speaks to the issues of our times. While continuous learning is an ongoing theme of all my semi annual book lists, this summer it is front and centre with rock star psychologists Adam Grant’s most recent offering about knowing what we don’t know.
Fairness at work has been an overarching topic of late (finally), and Kim Scott’s anxiously awaited follow up to her wildly successful book Radical Candor treats this important topic with her usual directness and common sense. Remote work, now a mainstay for so many is brilliantly covered by a number of thoughtful and helpful voices in an accessible and always popular Harvard Business School Guide.
Canadian Dr Mary Donohue shares foundational and very timely communication tips with my top pick and we round out the list with well-timed entries on job search, business etiquette and optimism. And just in time for a summer of re-openings, Priya Parker’s lessons on gathering stand us all in good stead.
Have a great summer and happy reading.
Think Again, The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant, 2021
Just Work, Get Sh*t Done Fast and Fair by Kim Scott, 2021
HBR Guide To Remote Work, Be More Productive, Set Boundaries, Connect With Your Team by Harvard Business Review, 2021
What Colour Is Your Parachute, Your Guide To a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success, 50th edition By Richard Boles, 2021
Business Etiquette, The Insiders Guide to Workplace Courtesy and Customs by Whalen Book Works, 2020
The Hope Circuit, A Psychologist's Journey from Helplessness to Optimism by Martin E. P. Seligman, 2018
The Art Of Gathering, How We Meet And Why It Matters by Priya Parker, 2018
Primal Leadership, Unleashing The Power Of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, 2013