The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success is based on the simple concepts that who you surround yourself with matters and that peers can help each other in ways they won’t find anywhere else. Turns out, if you are more selective, strategic and structured about how you engage your peers, there’s no challenge you can’t meet nor any aspiration too lofty to achieve. The proof can be found in the countless stories of people who have overcome remarkable odds and who’ve shed self-limiting beliefs to achieve amazing success for themselves and their organizations. Experiencing the power and the benefits of true peer advantage, however, can be greatly enhanced by reading other works that will help you take peer advantage in your life to new heights.
To that end, and with your help (the help of my peers), I’d like create a Peer Advantage Library that includes titles that span beyond The Power of Peers and inspires you to think about the work of some outstanding authors in the context of peer advantage. Some books focus squarely on the peer group experience, while others take a deeper dive into specific aspects of peer advantage (vulnerability and trust for example). Here are ten thought starters to get the ball rolling:
Who’s Got Your Back by Keith Ferrazzi
True North Groups by Bill George & Doug Baker
Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
Conversational Capacity by Craig Weber
Conversational Intelligence by Judith E. Glaser
Learning Leadership by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
Team Genius by Rich Karlgaard
The Wisdom of Walk-Ons by Paul L. Corona
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Cultivating Communities of Practice by Etienne Wenger and Richard McDermott
These amazing books are just the tip of the iceberg. With your help, we’ll create a robust collection that will help all of us experience the power of peer advantage in all aspects of our lives. I will create a permanent home for the Peer Advantage Library over the next several weeks! Join your fellow peers by adding your favorite book(s) in the comments section! Thank you!