Business Winner: The Myth of the Nice Girl

It seems fitting in a year filled with so much bile and discord that one of our best books would be an antidote to such noise. Fran Hauser’s paean to being kind in the workplace could serve as a guidebook for any working woman, from the mailroom to the C-suite. After years of advice to avoid too nice gestures if they hope to do well in their careers, it's refreshing for women to hear that it's okay not to tamp down any instincts they may have toward good. Yes, it’s directed to the female side of the working world, but men, feel free to listen and heed these words, too. All corners of fluorescent-lit offices could benefit from a little more kindness. —Courtney, Audible Editor