Essential Reading - Our Top Picks for February

Each month, our Moore Stephens L&D team brings you its top picks for essential reading. This month, we look at two books that have a unique view of two areas key to business success – organisational culture, and dealing with failure.
 
“The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” (Daniel Coyle)
 
In this book, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world’s most successful organisations and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. “The Culture Code” puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together. It is a truly brilliant, mesmerising read that demystifies the magic of great groups!
 
“Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error” (Kathryn Schulz)
 
“Being Wrong” explores what it means to be in error, and why we as humans tend to assume, or loudly insist, that we are right about almost everything. Guiding the reader through the history and psychology of error, this book will change the way you perceive screw-ups – both of the mammoth and daily variety. “Being Wrong” uncovers the extent to which we deny our mistakes and how much we would gain by admitting them, at least to ourselves. It is wise, clever, full of fun and unexpected surprise-realisations about a topic so central to our lives, that we almost never even think about it.
Happy reading!