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Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown

In her latest bestselling book, Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.”


She guides the reader through eighty-seven emotions/experiences that define what it is to be human and how powerful it is to have a common language that’s as expansive as our emotions/experiences.


Thanks for the Feedback by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

This book addresses an incredibly important, yet rarely written about, concept: how we receive feedback from those around us. The three types of feedback: appreciation, coaching, and evaluation are teased out and concepts such as “wrong spotting” help us to understand how our natural tendency to protect our ego/identity gets in the way of evaluative feedback. This is a great read for anyone who will ever give or receive feedback in the future…so EVERYBODY!


The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath

We can be the designers of moments.  These extraordinary minutes and hours and days – they are what make life meaningful.  And they are ours to create.”

Learning to identify, appreciate and celebrate small moments in our lives creates lasting achievements and successes.  Creating insight is important:  “When you have a sudden realization, one that you didn’t see coming, and one that you know viscerally is right, you’ve tripped over the truth.  It’s a defining moment that in an instant can change the way you see the world.”  The authors offer ways to identify and process “peak moments” and the importance of sharing them through connections with others.


THINK AGAIN, The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

by Adam Grant

“This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more—it requires choosing courage over comfort. In Think Again, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious enough about the world to actually change it. I’ve never felt so hopeful about what I don’t know.”
—Brené Brown, Ph.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead



by Austin Channing Brown

A powerfully written book about growing up Black, Christian and female that exposes how white ‘Diversity’ often falls short of its ideals.  Brown is a leading voice on racial justice. In her book, she sheds light on racial injustices that are systematically reinforced by the standards of white society. 


A Freethinking Guide to the Real World

NINE LIES ABOUT WORK  by Marcus Buckingham & Ashley Goodall

Freethinking leaders recognize the power and beauty of our individual uniqueness. They know that emergent patterns are more valuable than received wisdom and that evidence is more powerful than dogma.  This book exposes the NINE LIES ABOUT WORK and reveals the few core truths that will help you show just how good you are to those who truly rely on you.


Dare to Lead  by Brené Brown

When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. 


The Power of Habit  by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.


Leadership from the Inside Out  by Kevin Cashman

This book redefines leadership at an essential level and is written for business people in any field. Expect to be transformed as you read and experience this book.


A Whole New Mind  by Daniel Pink

A ground-breaking, mind-altering book that deserves reading and re-reading. It includes tools, tips & strategies to sharpen and deepen the abilities that will be most richly rewarded in the 21st century.


Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence  by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee

Drawing from decades of analysis within world-class organizations, the authors show that resonant leaders-whether CEOs or managers, coaches or politicians-excel not just through skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using EI competencies like empathy and self-awareness. And they employ up to six leadership styles-from visionary to coaching to pacesetting-fluidly interchanging them as the situation demands.


Leadership Is An Art  by Max De Pree

De Pree looks at leadership as a kind of stewardship, stressing the importance of building relationships, initiating ideas, and creating a lasting value system within an organization. Rather than focusing on the “hows” of corporate life, he explains the “whys.” He shows that the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality and the last is to say thank you.

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