Treating People Well:
The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life by Lea Berman & Jeremy Bernard
"A guide to personal and professional empowerment through civility and social skills, written by two White House Social Secretaries who offer an important fundamental message—everyone is important and everyone deserves to be treated well.
Former White House social secretaries Lea Berman, who worked for George and Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who worked for Michelle and Barack Obama, have written an entertaining and uniquely practical guide to personal and professional success in modern life."
Why this book is worth reading: This is a compelling read, injected with "behind" the scene stories of life in the White House. The social secretaries describe the delicate acts of utilizing empathy and compassion in the most trying and often precarious settings.
The book focuses on giving advice on exuding confidence, even if you are not feeling very confident, as well as ways to establish and protect your reputation at work. It provides real life, high stakes, examples of how to gain trust and establish influence.
Lea and Jeremy make an excellent case for treating people well and reaping the rewards at home and at work.