Staff Success Library - Motivation & Time Management

Big Little Breakthrough

Josh Linkner

By cultivating daily micro-innovations, individuals and organizations are better equipped to tackle tough challenges and seize transformational opportunities.

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stake are High

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

When the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: Avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences, handle the conversation poorly and suffer the consequences, or apply the lessons and strategies of Crucial Conversations and improve relationships and results.


Daniel H. Pink

This title examines three elements of true motivation - autonomy, mastery, and purpose - and offers thoughtful and surprising techniques for putting these into action. 

Finish What You Start

Peter Hollins

This book offers practical tactics to grow your willpower, stop procrastination, focus like a laser and achieve whatever you set your mind to.

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

Oliver Burkeman

This title introduces readers to tools for constructing meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing that many of the unhelpful ways we've come to think about time aren't inescapable, unchangeable truths but choices we've made as individuals and society - and that we can do things differently.

Making Work Work: The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment

Shola Richards

This title focuses on transforming the workplace into a space of respect, courtesy, and endless energy. Making Work Work focuses on inspiring current and future leaders to start a movement that will banish on-the-job bullying, put meaning back into work, and enhance coworkers’ happiness and engagement. Richards, whose popular blog has a worldwide following, explains why inaction doesn't make sense, why we must move forward with positivity, and why the “abc” employees (a**hats, bullies, and complainers) are so destructive. This motivational guide will stay in readers’ hearts and minds long after they finish reading it. 

The OZ Principle

Roger Connors, Tom Smith, and Craig Hickman

At the core of the authors' message is the idea that when people take personal ownership of their organization's goals and accept responsibility for their own performance, they become more invested and work at a higher level to ensure their own success and the success of everyone else.