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RECENT ARTICLES & RELEVANT BOOKS
The books I feature below are some of the most influential in my life and work.
This book change my life and my work. Four simple, but not always easy, ways to create a "new dream."
The new book by Monica Worline and Jane Dutton opens our eyes to the power of and importance of compassion in organizations and reveals caring as a competitive advantage that fuels innovation, service quality, adaptability, retention, and more.
At work, people express and receive appreciation in different ways. If you try to express appreciation in ways that aren’t meaningful to your co-workers, they may not feel valued at all. This is because you and your co-workers are speaking different languages. Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Chapman and Dr. White give you practical steps to make any workplace environment more encouraging and productive.
by Steve Foran
Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an intern, or a volunteer at your local hospital, you are a leader. Surviving to Thriving: The 10 Laws of Grateful Leadership explores how anyone can master gratitude and create the life of their dreams. Surviving to Thriving offers an in-depth look at the reasons why many people struggle to move beyond a life of survival, feeling unfulfilled, exhausted, and like there’s never enough time in the day. The book goes one step further and offers a simple yet revolutionary solution. What if we could all transform our lives by building habits that don’t take any more time in your day than brushing your teeth?
by Kerry Wekelo
Gratitude Infusion delivers workplace strategies to develop a culture of gratitude throughout your organization. Communication, productivity, teamwork, employee engagement, and motivation will flourish when you infuse your corporate culture and life with gratitude. Gratitude produces a chain reaction. For corporate leaders, this translates to lower attrition rates. For families, this builds healthier relationships. For individuals, this ensures a more peaceful and inspired life.
From Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global comes Your Time to Thrive: a revolutionary guide to living and working that combines the growing science of Microsteps — tiny, habit-building changes that are too small to fail — with ancient wisdom and storytelling. Your Time to Thrive is co-authored by Head of Content Development Marina Khidekel and the editors of Thrive Global with a foreword by Arianna Huffington. Your Time to Thrive was published by Hachette Go in March, 2021.
As founder and CEO of Potential Project, Rasmus Hougaard and his longtime coauthor, Jacqueline Carter, show in this powerful, practical book, you must always balance caring for your people with leadership wisdom and effectiveness. Using data from thousands of leaders, employees, and companies in nearly a hundred countries, the authors find that when leaders bring the right balance of compassion and wisdom to the job, they foster much higher levels of employee engagement, performance, loyalty, and well-being in their people. With rich examples from Netflix, IKEA, Unilever, and many other global companies, as well as practical tools and advice for leaders and managers at any level, Compassionate Leadership is your indispensable guide to doing the hard work of leadership in a human way.
by Mike Robbins
How a culture of trust and belonging creates high performing teams. This book by leadership expert Mike Robbins gives you and your team a roadmap for how to build trust, collaborate, and operate at your peak level. Mike draws on 20 years of research and experience working with top companies like Google, Schwab, Microsoft, and many others, as well as his college and pro baseball career at Stanford University and with the Kansas City Royals. And, while each group and organization have their own unique challenges, goals, and dynamics, this book illuminates the universal qualities that allow teams to truly come together and thrive.
For me this book layered many insights and teaching the Law of Attraction and creating the life you want in alignment with my sense of the Universe, God, my higher power.
The articles below are references that I have read recently that I use as resources for collaboration with clients and organizations I serve.
Sometimes tapping into that creative outlet can be difficult and cause a limiting view on creativity. HPC Director of Business Development, Tim Andrews, and Coach, fundraiser, and consultant, Darin Hollingsworth, discuss how giving yourself permission to create, can rewire your brain into a world of imagination.
This article is a great summary of one the most important books that I share with individual and organizational clients. 5 employee appreciation languages in the workplace
“Listening to the people one seeks to help—and communicating their feedback—not only informs a nonprofit’s mission, but can also steward the donors who support it.” - Pamela Norley and Elaine Martin, Fidelity Charitable