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‘Tis the season – 5 holiday reads for board administrators and directors

Along with feasting and festivities, readying for the New Year can be a time of taking stock in how we’re performing in our professional lives, including around the boardroom table. That’s why our ever-curious-to-learn Aprio team is offering up 5 inspiring board management software reads just in time for the holidays. 

With topics ranging from leadership, inclusion, engagement, and embracing change, there’s something here for everyone. So take a break, find a comfortable chair, and dive in. Here’s to good governance for all in 2020. 

Happy reading!

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler

Most people wish they had more influence with the people in their life, whether it’s at work or in your personal life. But change is hard, and instead of trying to change, we often just try to cope. This book combines the insights of behavioral scientists and business leaders with the astonishing stories of high-powered influencers from all walks of life. In this book, you’ll learn to identify behaviors that lead to rapid and profound change and to apply strategies for changing both thoughts and actions.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? It’s one of the most fundamental dimensions of personality, and at least a third of us are on the introverted side. Yet, in the world today, shyness, sensitivity, and seriousness are often seen as being negative, and introverts often feel reproached for being the way they are. In this New York Times bestseller, Cain provides introverts with the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.

The Person You Mean to Be

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh

Most of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for these values in the world today? Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology , economics, political science, and other disciplines, Chugh offers practical tools to be a better colleague to people who don’t look like you and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. 

It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

In this combination memoir and management guide, Abrashoff shares his secrets of successful management against the backdrop of today’s United States Navy. This book combines great stories and management insights that can be applied in the boardroom and in everyday life.

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman

After analyzing 150 executives across the world, Wiseman pinpoints the 5 most important attributes of leaders that bring out the best qualities in their teams. In this New York Times bestseller, Wiseman uses numerous examples and stories of these traits and how they can be applied to work and in your personal life. 

The team at Aprio would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers – we truly appreciate your business. We look forward to helping future customers with innovative board portal software to make running board meetings and communicating with directors as easy as it gets. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season! See you next year. 

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