The following is a list of books that I believe everyone should read. I have found them to be not only well-written but extremely useful and applicable to many areas of life.
Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior
This book gives great tools for approaching difficult accountability conversations. I have found it to be useful not only for the workplace but for every other area of life, even marriage. I have heard that the prequel, Crucial Conversations, is just as good.
This is an excellent book for learning how to convey ideas in ways that make them more memorable. The book is fun to read with great, vivid examples.
A classic among designers. This introduction to what makes a design good or bad is fascinating and provides us with a new perspective to look at the objects around us.
This classic has a rather misleading title, which sounds a bit manipulative. I would give it the subtitle How to Be a Decent Human Being. It contains great lessons about how to relate to other humans, which are still valid so many years after the book was written.
Fascinating book with many stories of creative research studies and useful lessons applicable to daily life. It shines light on why we constantly (and predictably) make irrational decisions.