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When you’re working from home, it’s even easier to just keep working, 24/7. Try to take some time out: check in with your loved ones, play with the kids, exercise, meditate, plan for the future and catch up with your reading.

Here’s a handful of books that contain lots of great ideas and inspiration for enhancing your leadership, your career, and your engagement with others.

Whether you’re already a big Brene Brown fan, or have been meaning to read her latest, Daring Greatly is for anyone who wants to add to their leadership studies, and step up and into what she describes as brave leadership.

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman – OK, you don’t have to admit it if you haven’t read this even though it sometimes seems everyone else has. In this book, Goleman brought emotional intelligence to the forefront believing it is as important as IQ for success, including in the academic, professional, social, and interpersonal aspects of one’s life.

Give & Take by Adam Grant highlights what effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common and why they play an important role in driving success.

In No Ego, Cy Wakeman delivers very practical and easily used techniques for turning your office “from a den of discontent into a highly productive place where happy employees are accountable employees.”

Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less by Joseph McCormack is a great reminder for all of us when it comes to communications — it’s all about getting heard by being clear and concise. More than ever, busy executives expect you to respect and manage their time more effectively than ever. This is a great playbook.

We’d love to hear from you as well…any books that made a real difference in your approach to leading at work or in life? We’ll use your suggestions for a future post.

We continue coaching clients via video and phone. If you’d like to discuss your career, feel free to contact me at dmitchell@crosworks.com.

Deb

Crosworks | Career & Leadership Coach