Five Books all Managers Should Read to Get Motivated and Prepared for 2019

Books All Managers Should Read Before 2019 | Spectrum Staffing Services

Spectrum Staffing is among the most experienced recruiting agencies in NJ, and we have been fortunate to serve many great managers in their staffing needs. With the end of the year approaching, this is the time for managers to starting brainstorming and planning their goals for 2019. Get a successful start – check out these five books managers should read to get motivated and prepared for 2019:

Who: The A Method for Hiring by Geoff Smart and Randy Street

It’s nearly impossible to be an effective manager if your team is made up of bad hires. Improve your hiring in 2019 by learning strategies to increase your rate of success when it comes to selecting top talent. The methodology detailed in this book includes tips on clarifying your needs, interviewing, and attracting the best candidates.

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle

Company culture is touted as the influential factor from recruitment to retention, but changing such ingrained patterns can be confusing and overwhelming. Learn what has really worked in cultivating an engaged and productive workplace from organizations that are known for their positive cultures, and what practical steps to take to improve your current environment and help your team succeed.

Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath

Companies that thrive over the long term are those who are willing to embrace change and innovate. However, often employees and CEOS alike are hesitant to adapt to change. This book utilizes real stories from leaders who successfully transformed the way their companies’ processes and got buy-in from all levels.

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen

One of the main responsibilities that comes with a management role is discussing uncomfortable topics, which can range from performance issues that could result in firing to personal hygiene issues. Shying away from these situations prevents your employees from receiving the vital information they need to excel. This book offers advice to make you feel more comfortable regarding how to handle confrontation in a calm and productive manner.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

If you’ve struggled with figuring out how to get your team more engaged to go above and beyond, you’re not alone. Many leaders have a hard time motivating their employees, often because of misconceived notions. Based on years of scientific research on motivation, this book uncovers what truly motivates people and how leaders can use this information on human nature to more effectively encourage employees to be more driven to achieve and succeed.

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