“How to Get People to Do Stuff” is a book where you learn what makes people tick.
Although it may seem manipulative, it’s usually the case that you think first how you can persuade someone to do something. Not only for the sake of achieving your own goals but also to make it cognitively easier for people to do what you want and protect yourself from people who aggressively push you to do their bidding. You can also leverage this to get yourself to do stuff.
If you want to read a book that is just as good and covers similar topics, You can’t go wrong with “Thinking in Systems: A Primer.”