Spring Reading List: Find Your Motivation

It’s HSL Book Club Day! This spring we’ve been reading Drive: The Surprising Truth Abut What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink. Drive explains how traditional motivators used in business (think carrots and sticks) don’t always work to get people to do what they need to do, and how some people are just not wired to be motivated by such extrinsic rewards. Today we’re sharing some other good reads to keep your motivation engine humming.

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

In this fascinating book, Gladwell introduces us to “outliers,” those who are the best and brightest, and most successful at what they do. Gladwell examines what makes these high-achievers different from everyone else. Outliers reveals that it might not be the individuals themselves, but other factors including family, generation, culture, experiences, and more.

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

Sandberg, the chief operating officer at Facebook, based her book on a TED Talk where she explained how women often hold themselves back in their careers without realizing it. Sandberg encouraged woman to seek out challenges and pursue their goals. Lean In empowers women by providing advice on how to attain both professional achievement and a personally fulfilling life.


The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charless Duhigg

Duhigg shows us how we can improve our lives and businesses by understand why habits exist and how we can change them. Read engaging narratives to learn how successful athletes, companies, CEOs, and others have used the power of habit to transform themselves. Kick your bad habits for good and learn how to keep the good ones.


Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon Sinek

Did you know that Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” TED Talk is the third most popular TED Talk of all time? Looking to improve your leadership skills? Sinek’s book shows us what it takes to lead and inspire. He shows us why some people and businesses are more influential and profitable than others, and why some people are able to repeat their successes over and over. And it all starts with asking Why?





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