[Updated] The Official Workhuman Live Reading List

February 23, 2020 Sarah Bloznalis

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Workhuman Live bookstore

If you’ve been itching for a new book covering the latest research on leadership, employee engagement, or positive psychology, you’ve come to the right place.

At Workhuman® Live, May 11-14 in San Antonio, the world’s leading thinkers on creating a human workplace are convening – and many of them are published authors.

To help get you excited for the conference, we have compiled a list of all the books written by this year’s speakers, covering topics such as diversity and inclusion from Jennifer Brown, the importance of resilience from Nataly Kogan, and even the power of employee recognition from Workhuman® CEO  Eric Mosley. And if you need a little motivation, be sure to check back here on the Workhuman blog where we feature a book review each month for the Workhuman Book Club.

Happy reading!

All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together” by Josh Levs

Beyond Rational Management: Mastering the Paradoxes and Competing Demands of High Performance” by Robert E. Quinn

Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change” by Michelle Gielan (Read our review here.)

Building the Bridge As You Walk On It: A Guide for Leading Change” by Robert E. Quinn

Business Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships”  by Suzanne Vickberg and Kim Christfort

Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Extraordinary Results” by Robert E. Quinn

Creating Mindful Leaders: How to Power Down, Power Up, and Power Forward” by Joe Burton (Read our review here.)

Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within” by Robert E. Quinn

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel H. Pink

Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence” by Erica Dhawan

Happier Now: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones)” by Nataly Kogan (Read our review here.)

How to Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive” by Jennifer Brown (Read our review here.)

HR from Now to Next: Reimagining the Workplace of Tomorrow” by Jason Averbook

Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change” by Jennifer Brown

Learned Hopefulness: The Power of Positivity to Overcome Depression” by Dan Tomasulo

Lift: The Fundamental State of Leadership” by Robert E. Quinn and Ryan W. Quinn

Making Work Human: How Human-Centered Companies Are Changing the Future of Work and the World” by Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine

Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow” by Scott Jeffrey Miller (Read our review here.)

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results” by Cy Wakeman (Read our review here.)

Own the A.I. Revolution: Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy to Disrupt Your Competition” by Neil Sahota and Michael Ashley

Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results” by Cy Wakeman

Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships” by Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gerstandt

Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Lead and Network” by Jason Treu

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters” by Priya Parker (Read our review here.)

The Art of Making Sh!t Up: Using the Principles of Improv to Become an Unstoppable Powerhouse” by Norm Laviolette

The Cure for Stupidity: Using Brain Science to Explain Irrational Behavior at Work” by Eric M. Bailey (Read our review here.)

The Crowdsourced Performance Review: How to Use the Power of Social Recognition to Transform Employee Performance” by Eric Mosley

The Feedback Fix: Dump the Past, Embrace the Future, and Lead the Way to Change” by Joe Hirsch

The Positive Organization: Breaking Free from Conventional Cultures, Constraints, and Beliefs” by Robert E. Quinn

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact” by Dan Heath and Chip Heath

The Power of Thanks: How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work” by Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine

The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, and Will Make You Happier” by Cy Wakeman

Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life” by Ozan Varol

Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen” by Dan Heath

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing” by Daniel H. Pink

Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others” by Tacy M. Byham and Richard S. Wellins


But wait, there’s more!

For those of us who love to learn but can’t seem to find the time to sit down and open a book, here is a list of some of the podcasts, TED Talks, and blogs featuring Workhuman Live 2020 speakers:

Daniel H. Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation | TED Talk

Ellen McGirt: RaceAhead | Fortune column

Jeff Stier: Lessons in Purpose from the Paleolithic Age | TEDx Talk

Joe Hirsch: The Joy of Getting Feedback | TEDx Talk

Matt Whiat: The Insanity of Leadership | TEDx Talk

Nataly Kogan: Sharer of Joy | TEDx Talk

Patrick Malone: Thinking About Time | TEDx Talk

Priya Parker: 3 Steps to Turn Everyday Get-Togethers into Transformative Gatherings | TED Talk

Robert E. Quinn: How to Live a Purpose-Driven Life | Talks at Google

Sally Thornton: Hire Like a Rocket Scientist | TEDx Talk

Sally Thornton: Re-Imagining the Future of Work | TEDx Talk

Scott Jeffrey Miller: Great Life, Great Career with Scott Miller | Podcast

Wendy Dailey: #HRSocialHour | Podcast


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About the Author

Sarah Bloznalis

Sarah Bloznalis is a customer success intern at Workhuman from Upton, Mass. She is a rising junior at University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is studying management and political science.

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