Posted by Michelle Johanson on Monday, November 17, 2014 - 00:00
With the holiday season upon us, you may be already thinking of gifts for coworkers and others who may be looking to get ahead at work. How about giving them a book? The OfficeTeam Book Club has a few suggestions.
It’s hard to believe the end of the year is here, and with it comes thoughts of giving to others. If you’re like me, you’re busy creating your shopping list for presents and perhaps even marking off items already. To lighten your gift-buying research a bit, the OfficeTeam Book Club has gathered some book gift ideas that make terrific options for people at work – especially those you know want to make career moves in the new year. You may even want to get copies for yourself!
1. Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tricks for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty
"Grammar Girl" Mignon Fogarty is well known online for her writing tips and she’s put together a book that can help anyone improve their written communication skills. She not only addresses grammar basics and business writing, but also gives memory tricks for recalling the rules.
2. The Innovative Admin by Julie Perrine
You may have read Julie Perrine’s blog article about updating your job description here in Take Note. In her book, she focuses on how administrative professionals can tap into their innovation. It’s full of tips on how to be more creative and really make a meaningful impact on the job. The Innovative Admin comes with free downloadable action plans and templates.
3. Speak Strong: Say what you MEAN. MEAN what you say. Don’t be MEAN when you say it. by Meryl Runion
It's a common scenario in the workplace: People are hesitant to speak up about an issue, even though they know someone needs to do it. Meryl Runion offers advice on how to deal with difficult situations, including how to deliver your message with confidence and become a better communicator overall.
What other books have you read lately that would make good gifts for coworkers? Share your recommendations below.
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