This collection of books is recommended by the team at Working Voices.

Stress Less. Achieve More. Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life

- By Aimee Bernstein

With greater workplace demands comes greater stress – and it’s taking a toll on our productivity and well-being.
The standard recommendations are to exercise, meditate, eat better. But who has time for yoga poses amid nonstop meetings and pressing deadlines? Stress reduction becomes one more thing to do!

Executive coach and psychotherapist Aimee Bernstein offers a more effective and realistic approach: embrace the pressure. See it as an energy source. Tap into its flow to accomplish more while feeling calm and centered. It’s a counterintuitive message that frenzied professionals can actually use.

Stress Less. Achieve More delivers relief for the overwhelmed. Part training manual, part spiritual guide, the book uncovers a total mental/physical/emotional formula to:

  • Stop reacting defensively
  • Retrain natural responses to stress triggers
  • Resolve conflicts harmoniously
  • Energize fatigued teammates
  • Relax in difficult situations

In today’s overbooked world, pressure is almost impossible to avoid. But with the tips, techniques, and exercises in Stress Less. Achieve More, you can turn it into your ally – and thrive under even the most demanding circumstances.

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Stress in the Spotlight: Managing and Coping with Stress in the Workplace

- By Brian Claridge, Professor Cary Cooper

Based upon interviews with individuals in high pressure positions, this book provides practical insight about how to identify, tackle and overcome any kind of stress. Interviewees include a bomb disposal expert who neutralized bombs in Afghanistan and Iraq, a leading surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital who led a team of specialists to separate twins who were joined at the head, and Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi and Saatchi. This inspiring book illustrates how people can overcome obstacles, deal with difficult people, get self-motivated, face challenges, establish goals, avoid work taking over their private life and embrace changes at work.

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The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking

- By Heather Townsend

The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking is your definitive introduction to a joined-up networking strategy that really works.

  • Successfully combine online and offline networking techniques
  • Develop the best networking approaches and behaviours
  • Make a great first impression, build rapport and generate strong business relationships
  • Talk to the right people, have productive conversations and effectively work a room

 

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The Culture Map

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

- By Erin Meyer

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point (“your presentation was simply awful”); Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd–the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it’s easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.

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