Stocking Stuffers to Change a Life


There’s still time. There are some amazing books that I read in 2015 that you must get – for yourself, colleagues, your boss. Anyone in a position of leadership would benefit from reading these six books right away. Go get ‘em! They’d make fantastic stocking stuffers and could make all the difference in the career and life of someone you care about.

friend-and-foe-book-cover-adam galinsky-maurice schweitzerFriend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both
By Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer
Columbia Business School Professor Galinsky and co-author Schweitzer draw on original, cutting-edge research from their own labs and from across the social sciences as well as vivid real-world examples to show how to maximize success in work and in life by deftly navigating the tension between cooperation and competition.

everybody-matters-bob chapman-raj sisodiaEverybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
By Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia
Bob Chapman, CEO of the $1.7 billion manufacturing company Barry-Wehmiller, is on a mission to change the way businesses treat their employees. This book chronicles Chapman’s journey to find his true calling, going behind the scenes as his team tackles real-world challenges with caring, empathy and inspiration. It also provides clear steps to transform your own workplace, whether you lead two people or two hundred thousand.

are-you-fully-charged-book-cover-TOM RATHAre You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life
By Tom Rath
This book will challenge you to stop pursuing happiness and start creating meaning instead, lead you to rethink your daily interactions with the people who matter most, and show you how to put your own health first in order to be your best every day.

Love-your-job-book-cover-Kerry HannonLove Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness
By Kerry Hannon
You don’t have to make a huge career transition to love work again. Kerry Hannon shows how you can revitalize your career by developing new habits that could bring more purpose into every single workday.

connection-culture-book-cover-Michael StallardConnection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work
By Michael Lee Stallard
Mike Stallard provides a fresh way of thinking about leadership and offers recommendations for how to tap into the power of human connection. If you want to begin fostering a connection culture in your organization, this book is your game-changing opportunity.

performing-under-pressure-book-coverPerforming Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most
By Dr. Hendrie Weisinger
This book tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether in a sales presentation, at home, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. It offers 22 specific strategies each of us can use to reduce pressure in our personal and professional lives and allow us to better excel in whatever we do.

Happy reading!

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is ExecuNet's president and chief economist. An Arjay Miller Scholar, Mark received his MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics from Yale University. He joined ExecuNet in 1993, with extensive marketing and new product and business development experience, having served as president and founder of A&M Associates, an investment management firm. Mark's corporate leadership experience includes several senior marketing and financial positions with RCA Global Communications (a GE subsidiary) and American Can Company.

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