While it is lovely to think that all motivation is intrinsic for managers and we, as you can predict, advocate our services for indoor team building as a way of building motivation, some managers need an alternative viewpoint. This is where books come into play. Books can help you to escape and offer some advice from some of history’s greatest minds. Below we have curated a list of five of the best books for team managers.
Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friends and Influence People
The seminal guidebook on human interaction. Until the last few years, Dale Carnegie’s book was the go-to guide for anyone who wished to improve their communication and relationships. While new books are flashy and full of new techniques, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ has stood the test of time as a useful guide.
Viktor Frankl – A Man’s Search for Meaning
This book is a must-read for anyone. The stories of the Nazi concentration camps are not an easy read, but the powerful narrative and the findings of Frankl can help to bring your own existence sharply into focus. Everyone should read this book at least twice.
Regularly in the top lists of most business leaders reading lists, Frankl’s stark lessons are well written and uncomfortable enough to affect change in all who read this book.
Sun Tzu – The Art of War
Another powerful guide. The Art of War is heralded by many leaders in business as a guide that helps them in their daily work lives. Well worth a read for those who need some motivation and a help with a business mindset.
Robert Cialdini – Influence
Robert Cialdini is a master of his craft and his understanding of the human condition is second to none. Cialdini helps readers to be more understanding of others and helps to show how they tick. A vital read for managers to better understand others and the World around them.
Ryan Holiday – The Daily Stoic
Stoicism has made a roaring comeback in the last few years and this book by famed author Ryan Holiday is an excellent guide to the teachings and musings of such enlightened figures as Seneca and Marcus Aurelius. It’s formatted into a daily page that you read and meditate on for the day. It’s an interesting idea delivered well and can be very helpful for managers.
If you are in need of some motivation for your team, then have a look at our list of indoor team building events. We offer something for every type of company and every type of team. From TV favourites like The Qube and The Crystal Maze to the amazing human board game Teamopoly. We can also offer something more sedate such as a more traditional wine tasting. Whatever your requirements, we have a solution for you. So get in touch with our sales team today to find out more.