Top 3 must reads about Team Diversity

Team diversity and inclusion are very important for startups and other organisations. These three books will help you expand your knowledge on how to deal with diversity in the workplace and create a happy and well-functioning team.

1. Startup Culture Mindset – Bernhard Schroeder

This book was written for startup founders and executives who aspire to create an amazing team that buys into the company’s mission. The key is to understand that the founder of a startup determines the company’s culture on purpose. And in order to do that well, you have to understand the key elements of a culture framework. Based on twenty years of company creation, leadership, and observation, Bernhard Schroeder shares with you the key elements of a culture framework. [1]

2. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni

In the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni shares a story about the fascinating, complex world of teams. A CEO faces the ultimate leadership crisis: she has to unite a team that is currently in such a bad state that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni’s gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. In this book, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams—even the best ones—often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. [2]

3. The Founders Dilemma – Noam Wasserman

One of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will ever face when starting a company is: should I try doing it alone or bring in a cofounder and investors to help build my business? Finances and relationships are at stake and could suffer. Wasserman’s book examines how early business decisions can make or break your startup and your team. He reveals the common pitfalls founders face and how to avoid them. Should you work with your friends? How do you split equity within your founding team? Important questions that Wasserman deals with in his book. [3]

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