On this page, you will find recommended books and other materials. They can broaden knowledge in various areas, tools, or methods useful for a pragmatic leader. The reading room is a subjective choice; I describe only those materials I bought or rent myself, and which turned out to be useful to me.
I systematically supplement the following list of recommended books and other sources. If you are looking for new inspirations – I strongly encourage you to visit from time to time to see how my reading room is growing.
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Recommended to read
Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit
Do you remember how you wore pants or a dress today? Which leg did you put first? The fact that we don’t know this is because those are habits. Everything is okay as long as habits relate to things that serve us. And what if we addictively smoke, check e-mail, regularly check messages on social media?
For all people who need to work to earn for their needs, sometimes it is difficult to find time for pleasure. However, for us to find it, we need to spend less on work and therefore increase the efficiency of earning. Charles Duhigg points ways to improve your efficiency.
Have you ever wondered why you do what you do? Let’s ask the opposite question: have you ever thought about what is your driving force? What speeds up you so much that you are almost awake, do not eat, and act?
Contemporary organizations are usually too busy with management to see that people are the most important thing. They forget about the needs of their employees, focusing only on processes. The author of the book “Leaders Eat Last” notes that the person sought by such organizations is not an efficient manager, but a leader of flesh and blood. Someone I’d define a pragmatic leader.