By Brecken Branstrator
New York--From the “radical candor” bosses should adopt to how to manage others without losing your humanity--these are a few of National Jeweler’s selections for the month of March.

Our editors browsed the lists of new releases on a number of sites to bring these five recommendations for bosses and future bosses alike.

Read a good book lately that you want to share with others? Please let us know in the comments section.

20170315 Be a Bawse
1. “How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life”
Lilly Singh

In her book, actress, comedian, and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh talks about how to be a “bawse”--a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently and smiles genuinely because they’ve taken on obstacles and come out the other side successfully.

This book is 272 pages.

20170315 Radical Candor
2. “Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity”
Kim Scott

Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she developed a class on how to be a good boss, and has since earned fame for her new approach to effective management called “Radical Candor,” the idea that to be a good boss, you have to challenge directly while also caring personally at the same time.

Check out the book to learn more about her management style. It’s 272 pages.

20170315 Leading Brain
3. “The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance”
Friederike Fabritius, Hans W. Hagemann

The understanding of how our brains work has radically shifted, and along with it, what we know about cognitive performance and the way we engage and succeed in the workplace.

In this book, neuropsychologist Friederike Fabritius and leadership expert Dr. Hans W. Hagemann combine their expertise to present strategies for things like sharpening focus, learning and retaining more information, improving complex decision-making skills and much more to help individuals and teams perform at their best.

It is 336 pages.

20170315 Profit First
4. “Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine”
Mike Michalowicz

Conventional accounting uses the formula Sales - Expenses = Profit, but entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has flipped it on its head to create a behavioral approach to accounting: Sales - Profit = Expenses.

In this book, he shows that by taking profit first and then only apportioning what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses to profitable cash cows. It is 224 pages.

20170315 The Difference
5. “The Difference: When Good Enough Isn't Enough”
Subir Chowdhury

In his new book, author and management consultant Subir Chowdhury addresses an issue he has come across with many large organizations: Why do some improve only incrementally, while others improve 50 times that? With the same ideas and training, what’s the difference?

In this book, Chowdhury explains that an organization or individual that embraces all of a number of factors--including loyal, passion, nurturing skills and building a culture of straightforwardness, thoughtfulness, accountability and resolve--creates the right atmosphere for such improvements, and talks about how businesses and leaders can do that.

It is 144 pages.

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