Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Best of the Bunch: May 2018

Today I'm sharing the best book I read in May.

Of the 10 books I read this month, I had two 5-star reads:

Magician's Gambit by David Eddings

Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work by Alison Green

The first rating is pure personal nostalgia. I have to give the best of the bunch to...

I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a number of years now and recommend it to just about everyone who works. While the blog is in a Q&A advice column format, this book summarizes the most common types of questions through four categories: conversations with your boss, conversations with your coworkers, conversations when you're the boss, and conversations with your job interviewer. If you're a long-time blog reader there probably won't be much here that's new or surprising, but I still found it useful; while Green's responses to letter writers often provide scripts specific to their situations, this book is a compilation of more general scripts you can use for most difficult situations you might encounter at work. I honestly wish there was a non-offensive way I could suggest that everyone I work with read this book, but alas, I don't think that's possible. I will recommend it to everyone else, though!

What is the best book you read this month? Let me know in comments, or write your own post and link up below!

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Looking back:
One year ago I was reading: Where Am I Now? and Dune
Five years ago I was reading: Marcelo in the Real World
Ten years ago I was reading: Black Like Me

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