15 Thought-Provoking Books By Women

15 Thought-Provoking
Books by Women

International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the impact that female leaders have on our work every day. The work of strategy activation, culture change, and learning and development is complex, and it wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of countless female scholars, business leaders, and culture leaders. Our work is constantly being reshaped and reenergized by the new viewpoints, research, and authorship found in books. In honor of International Women’s Day, TiER1ers shared the books that inspired them to think differently, shift their mindsets, and create innovative solutions.

Expand Your Viewpoint with Perspectives on Leadership

How to Be An Inclusive Leader by Jennifer Brown – A diversity and inclusion expert provides a roadmap for creating workplaces where everyone can feel welcomed, valued, and respected.

Presence by Amy Cuddy – Go beyond the “power poses” TED talk to learn more about the science of body-mind techniques and how they can help you flourish.

Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu – An inspiring memoir that doubles as an actionable guide to embracing imperfection and clarifying focus.

Becoming by Michelle Obama – A memoir that charts a public figure’s triumphs and disappointments with candor and wisdom.

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates – An eye-opening look at the global impact of female empowerment in every community.

Get Down to Business with Research-Driven Technical Guides

Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal – A visionary account of how games can be leveraged to change business and fix real-world problems.

Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte – A helpful guide to creating presentations that build authentic connection and deliver your message with impact.

Play to Learn by Sharon Boller – A practical guide to bridging the gap between instructional design and game design by TiER1’s own Sharon Boller!

Good Habits, Bad Habits by Wendy Wood – A comprehensive study of the power of habits and how we can harness their power for better productivity.

Build a Better Workplace with Emerging Research

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown – A guide to cultivating braver, more daring leaders who embed the value of courage in their work cultures.

Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences by Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman – An interactive guide to uncovering hidden biases and prevailing over close-mindedness.

That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures by Risha Grant – A three-step approach to identifying, owning, and confronting your bias that can transform your outlook and organization.

It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture by Dee Ann Turner – A personal account of developing a compelling culture through people based on thirty years at Chick-fil-a.

You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy – An accessible exploration of listening that is equal parts cultural observation, scientific exploration, and call to action.

No Hard Feelings by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy – Two organizational consultants provide a fun, engaging and fascinating practical guide to managing and embracing your emotions at work.

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