Scenario: You would like to ask for more money at work. The only problem is that you have to convincingly justify why you deserved it. In other words, you need to start having a bigger impact.
This is where the five books below come in. Each shares unique tips and ideas for boosting your creative, analytical, and collaborative abilities—something your boss is sure to notice when the big ask comes.
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The Eye Test: A Case of Human Creativity in the Age of Analytics
By Chris Jones
In a world increasingly ruled by numbers and algorithms, an award-winning journalist makes a compelling case for a more personal approach to analytical thinking. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Chris Jones, in the Next Big Idea app
Beyond Collaboration Overload: How to Work Smarter, Get Ahead, and Restore Your Well-Being
By Rob Cross
A Babson professor shows how the best employees who succeed at work are distinguished by the effectiveness and intentionality of their collaboration, not by the size of their network or the length of their working day. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Rob Cross, in the Next Big Idea app
Impact players: how to get ahead, play bigger and multiply your impact
By Liz Wiseman
Drawing on insights from the leaders of the biggest companies, an executive advisor explains what the most influential players do differently, and how small, seemingly insignificant differences in the way we think and act can have a huge impact. Listen to our summary of Book Bite, read by author Liz Wiseman, in the Next Big Idea app
Making Numbers Count: The Art and Science of Communicating Numbers
By Chip Heath and Karla Starr
Whether you’re interested in global issues like climate change, running a tech company or a farm, or simply explaining how many cokes you should drink if you’re burning calories like a hummingbird, this book will help enthusiasts of math and mathematics. haters translate the numbers that drive our world. Listen to our summary of Book Bite, read by co-author Karla Starr, in the Next Big Idea app
Competing in the new world of work: how radical adaptability separates the best from the rest
By Keith Ferrazzi, Kian Gohar and Noel Weyrich
A bold new vision of the future enterprise based on a global research initiative involving thousands of executives, innovators and changemakers who have redefined their strategies, business models and organizational systems. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by co-author Keith Ferrazzi, in the Next Big Idea app
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