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Great Books for Executives

Published Wednesday Jan 26, 2022

Author Terri Schlichenmeyer of The Bookworm Sez

Great Books for Executives

While email is a wonderful thing, it can also be irritating as it’s easy to misunderstand intention in a few dozen electronic words. Change that and your next Zoom meetings by reading “Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust & Connection, No Matter the Distance” by Erica Dhawan (St. Martin’s Press, $28.99). Here, you’ll learn how to deal with various methods of modern communication, how to show respect from your corner office, how to gain and feel trust when email replaces face-to-face and how to speak influentially when you’re not in the room.

If you’re a C-suiter or you’re responsible for a thriving business, learn how to roll with all the changes afoot today by reading “Rogue Waves” by Jonathan Brill (McGraw Hill, $30). This book teaches you how to recognize threats to your business, how to spot how deep the trouble could be and how to right your ship before it has a chance to sink. Bonus: it’s an easy and engaging read.

If you’re up for a business biography, look for “Made from Scratch: The Legendary Success Story of Texas Roadhouse” by Kent Taylor (Simon & Schuster, $27). This is the story of a business run unconventionally, written by the guy who did it first. Part memoir, part business tale, this book also includes some helpful hints that anyone can use.

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