Oslo Business Forum's Top 5 Summer Book Recommendations

As the long, warm days of summer approach, it's the perfect time to dive into some enriching reading material. This year, the OBF team has curated a list of top five books that will challenge your thinking and help you unlock your full potential as a leader. Each one offers a unique perspective on leadership, strategy, or innovation, and all are guaranteed to provide you with a wealth of actionable insights.

1. "Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know" by Adam Grant (2021)
In a world that's changing faster than ever, adaptability is crucial. Grant's book encourages leaders to challenge their preconceptions and adopt intellectual humility. By inviting us to 'think again', Grant underscores the importance of continuous learning and unlearning for effective leadership and innovation.

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2. "Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts." by Brené Brown (2018)
Brené Brown's book explores the qualities of daring leadership and the skills necessary to cultivate a culture of courage and vulnerability in the workplace. She offers insights into creating trust, navigating difficult conversations, and embracing resilience to lead with authenticity and empathy.

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3. "Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire" by Rebecca Henderson (2020)
What role can businesses play in solving our planet's most pressing challenges? In this thought-provoking read, Rebecca Henderson offers a bold vision of a sustainable and inclusive capitalism, urging business leaders to leverage their influence for the greater good.

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4. "The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth" by Amy Edmondson (2018)
Edmondson's book sheds light on the concept of psychological safety and its importance in the workplace. By fostering an environment where employees feel safe to take risks, share ideas, and be their authentic selves, organizations can drive learning, innovation, and growth.

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5. "The Six Types of Working Genius: The Breakthrough Tool to Help People, Teams, and Organizations Thrive" by Patrick Lencioni (2022)
Understanding the unique capabilities of each team member is key to fostering a culture of innovation and efficiency. Lencioni's book introduces a new model that helps individuals identify their areas of 'working genius', paving the way for improved productivity and job satisfaction.

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These books are just the start of your leadership journey. Join us at Oslo Business Forum 2023 to dive deeper. With our theme "Thriving in Chaos," we'll explore how to excel in an unpredictable business environment with world-renowned experts. To learn more about the event, check the Oslo Business Forum 2023 event website.

P.S. 2,000+ business leaders have already signed up and our VIP tickets are sold out. Don't miss out, take a productive break, and recharge your batteries at OBF 2023. Have a look at the available ticket categories here.

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