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Summer Selections: Books and Podcasts

Recommendations from program managers and instructors of the Business Department

Summer fun usually includes some time poolside with lemonade and a good book in hand! To help you get ready, here’s a selection of a few of our favorite books and podcasts. Enjoy!



Bias (Gender)
“Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men” by Caroline Criado-Perez

“Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most” by Douglas Stone

“Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond” by Jay Sullivan

Customer Service
“Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business” by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss

“Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover, Julia Whelan, et al

Emotional Intelligence
“Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results” by Judith E. Glaser

“Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change” by Jeremy Dean

“Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOURS” by Shirzad Chamine

“The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” by Eckhart Tolle

“Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long” by David Rock

International Behavior
“Do’s and Taboos” series by Roger E. Axtell

“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins

“Hidden Brilliance: A High-Achieving Introvert’s Guide to Self-Discovery, Leadership and Playing Big” by Katie Rasoul (Katie is an HRM/OD instructor for UWM’s School of Continuing Education)

“Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t” by Simon Sinek

“Purposeful Hustle” by Deanna Singh

“The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know” by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

“The FIVE Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable” by Patrick Lencioni

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change” by Stephen R. Covey

“Think Big, Act Small: How America’s Best Performing Companies Keep the Start-up Spirit Alive” by Jason Jennings

Negotiation Skills
“Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In” by Roger Fisher

“Evicted” by Matthew Desmond

“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown

“The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

“Training Design and Delivery: A Guide for Every Trainer, Training Manager, and Occasional Trainer” by Geri McArdle



Hidden Brain

Design Thinking” – Stanford Social Innovation Review

RISE” – hosted by Rachel Hollis, author of “Girl, Wash Your Face”

This Is CX” – a customer experience podcast