Currently Reading

Here’s what our team has been cracking open lately!

by Ashley Ward

In the pursuit of continuous growth and unbound greatness, one of our favorite hobbies at Hire for Hope is cozying up with a good read.

Here’s what our team has been cracking open lately!


Start With Why by Simon Sinek

“Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.” This book really digs into the idea that all successful leaders think in the same way. It also gives some answers as to how you can build an organization up for success. 

Boundaries by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically based answers to many questions about boundaries and how they can affect relationships. Having clear boundaries is something that helps to nurture a healthy lifestyle. Boundaries offers some great advice on where to draw your lines with everyone in your life. 

The Science of Dream Teams by Mike Zani

In our office, we are all about Talent Optimization. In The Science of Dream Teams, Mike explains the best ways to hire, motivate, and manage people in a more effective and efficient way using data to support his ideas. Using his Talent Optimization techniques, he is able to grow and develop teams that are unstoppable. He even discusses some of the tools that we use!

Believe in People by Charles Koch with Brian Hooks

What would it mean to truly believe in people? Charles Koch has spent many years of his business and philanthropist lifestyle trying to answer that question. A shift needs to happen, from a top-down approach to a bottom-up approach. This way, everyone can work to their full potential. Through many accounts from different people, he proves his way has success. 

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor 

Have you ever tried to rewire your brain? How many times have you thought “once I have (blank), I’ll be happy!” Or “once I do (blank), I’ll find happiness!” In this book, it is shown that happiness fuels success, not the other way around. Being happy will likely lead you to success, and this book does a great job of showing that!