Another Summer 2019 Reading List – Personal Development

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You may have seen the Summer Tech Reading list compiled by my colleague, Christine Luby. For everything tech-related, this is the must-see list. But beyond the fascinating world of technology, you might ask yourself, “What about my personal development? “

Even if you are not based in the Northern Hemisphere, many of you are probably looking forward to a vacation; the perfect time to relax, recharge your batteries and maybe grab a good book or two. But if you’re anything like me, this might also be the time of year when you take stock of your personal and / or professional development. Maybe you’re up for a promotion, maybe you’re looking to broaden your skills, or maybe you’re just following your New Year’s resolution. Either way, look no further than here for a list of some of our #TeamEricsson members with some relevant reading recommendations. Who knows, maybe you will find the perfect read for that spot on the beach!

Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance by Jim Whitehurst

Today’s leaders know that speed and agility are the keys to any business’s success, yet many are frustrated that their organizations cannot scale fast enough to stay competitive. The typical chain of command is too slow; internal resources are too limited; people are already performing beyond normal expectations. As the pace picks up, how do you inspire people’s energy and creativity?


Bare Selling: How Design Thinking Reveals Customer Motivations and Generates Revenue by Ashley Welch and Justin Jones

You have worked hard to make your sales operation successful and you have achieved results. But in an age of ever-changing technologies and increasing customer demands, if you sell like you’ve always done, you’re leaving business on the table and reducing potential. You can re-energize your sales organization, create new opportunities, and build competitive customer relationships when you start thinking like a designer. Design Thinking is a customer-centric innovation process that transforms the way we sell, whether it’s an internal sales team or a group of field representatives with portfolios of millions. of dollars.

I am already an avid user of Design Thinking and I use it as a key ingredient in the work we do and in the quest we pursue in terms of improving and improving our people and our work experience in the whole organization. A good read!


Naked Sales How Design Thinking Reveals Customer Motivations and Generates Revenue by Ashley Welch and Justin Jones


Recommendations from Sophia Boleckis, Head of People Experience and Employer Brand

The Power of Total Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal By Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

We live in the digital age. Our pace is rushed, fast and relentless. Faced with overwhelming workloads, we try to cram as much as possible on a daily basis. We’re plugged in, but we’re melting, and time management is no longer a viable solution. As bestselling authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate in this groundbreaking book, managing energy, not time, is key to ensuring high performance as well as health, happiness, and a balanced life.


The Power of Total Engagement Managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humanity by Yuval Noah Harari

How did our species manage the battle for dominance? Why did our gathering ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights – or even trust money, books, and laws? Why do we allow ourselves to be enslaved by bureaucracy, schedules and consumerism? What will our world be like in the millennia to come? All the questions concerning our complex human journey addressed in this book which turns the pages of Yuval Noah Harari.


Sapiens A Brief History of Humanity by Yuval Noah Harari

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

In the international bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, renowned psychologist and Nobel Laureate in economics, takes us on a tour of the revolutionary spirit and explains the two systems that govern our way of thinking. “System 1” is fast, intuitive, and emotional, while “System 2” is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence in business strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from the stock market to planning our next vacation – all of this is examined in light of how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.


Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


Recommendations from Kalyana Chakravarthy Bedhu, Head of AI and Data Innovation

How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

You can search for the job you want … and get it! You can take the job you have … and improve it! You can take whatever situation you find yourself in … and make it work for you!


How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Atomic Habits: An Easy, Proven Way To Create Good Habits And Break Bad Habits By Entrepreneur And Author James Clear

Or just about any of his articles, which focus on topics related to productivity, creativity, motivation, goal setting and other big things relevant to the modern workplace.


Atomic Habits An Easy, Proven Way To Build Good Habits And Break Bad Habits By Entrepreneur And Author James Clear


Recommendations from Matthew Renta, Internal Communications Specialist

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Design Your Life is an interesting read packed with tips on how to think when applying for a new job and how to align your personal goals with your career goals – something that could be very helpful for those to think about. who occupy similar positions.


Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans


Recommendation from Miurel Tercero, research director

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler and American jurist Cass R. Sunstein present a revealing look at how we make decisions. Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness is a sure-fire delight for fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow.


Nudge Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Originals: How Mavericks Move the World by Adam M. Grant

From the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B, here is the # 1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas and how leaders can fight group thinking. .


Originals How Mavericks Move the World by Adam M. Grant


Recommendations from Ida Sorlie, Business Development Manager

Or maybe you are looking for something a little more related to the product? If so, check out these ideas:

Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan

Why do some products make the leap to greatness while others don’t? Creating inspiring products begins with discovering a valuable, usable and achievable product. If you can’t do this then it’s not worth building anything.


How to Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan

Never Divided The Difference: Negotiating Like Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss

A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations – whether in the boardroom or at home.


Never Divided The Difference Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It By Chris Voss


Recommendations from Zoran Kalvaresin, Solution Developer

Weapons of Mathematical Destruction by Cathy O’Neill

Weapons of Math Destruction is a 2016 American book on the societal impact of algorithms, written by Cathy O’Neil. He explores how certain Big Data algorithms are increasingly used in ways that reinforce pre-existing inequalities.

Recommendation from Jasmina Hübinette, Head of Employer Brand Marketing

Critical Conversations – Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler.

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when the stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to: Prepare for a high stakes situation, Make sure you talk about almost everything safely, Be persuasive, not abrasive and more.


Critical Conversations - Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler.


Recommendation from Eva MÃ¥nsson, Head of Functional Internal Communication

And finally, a tip from me, which is especially helpful if you’re short on time and not quite ready to buy a full book yet: check out the weekly summary of diversity and inclusion news, compiled by our own Caroline Berns, Head of Talent Acquisition for Ericsson Middle East & Africa.

Happy holidays, summer or winter holidays!

We are hiring! We will help you design your future. You will help us design the worlds. Are you in it? Visit ericsson.com/careers.


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