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Best books for learning, talent, and leadership development professionals

As a learning, talent, and leadership development professional, we know that ongoing insights and inspiration are key to helping others grow.  A great way to nurture your own learning and talent is to read books by experts and professionals who can lead you in the right direction and inspire.

In this post, we highlight some of the best books for insight, advice, and inspiration.

  1. Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott. This book offers a framework for how to be a boss and a human who actually cares. Scott believes in the importance of continual feedback, building a cohesive team, and reaching the goals you care about. 
  2. The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle. This book delves into the science behind how people develop expertise and achieve mastery in their chosen field. It offers practical strategies for fostering a culture of learning and development within organizations.
  3. Design for How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is a book for those who want to create engaging learning experiences for their employees and colleagues. If you want to, “enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills you’re sharing,” then this book is for you. 
  4. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. This book examines the importance of creating a strong, supportive culture within organizations, and how leaders can foster this culture by putting the well-being of their team members first.
  5. Loonshots: How To Nurture The Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, And Transform Industries By Safi Bahcall is for those who wonder how a company can either be a place for innovation that changes their business beyond their wildest dreams or be a place that shuts down innovation and squelches creativity. 

These are just a few of the many excellent books available for learning, talent, and leadership development professionals. We recommend these and we’d love to hear about your most impactful selections. Email us at info@trajectorygrowth.com. Happy reading!


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