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Fabulous new books are rolling off the presses or being revisited again this fall! From the random to the revolutionary, here are a few of our new and old favorites:

Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

The subtitle says it all. "The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone."

Brené has captivated us again. Her deep research combined with her uniquely brilliant and grounded storytelling offers us a glimpse both into the woods of our lives and into the high lonesome of our souls.

Each chapter, beginning with its title, challenges us to look squarely in the eye what it actually means to belong--to others, and most importantly, to ourselves. Braving the Wilderness is perhaps Brown's most raw, intimate work and equally, her most important. In a time when true connection is fractured by...well, nearly everything...Brené raises her wise voice and our consciousness toward the way through the wilderness and back to ourselves. And it is from that authentic place, we can then find each other.

 

Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life by Tasha Eurich

Did you know self-awareness is a skill you can develop? Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich combines Fortune 500 work, research, and an innumerable stack of studies to illuminate the power of self-awareness and how we can sharpen this skill to strengthen our leadership, lives, and relationships. 

Insight offers tangible ways on what it really takes to understand ourselves from the inside out and on how others can share truthfully about how we come across to them. Eurich adeptly unpacks what works--and what doesn't--when developing self-awareness and reminds us that to sincerely know ourselves is the true beginning of all the rest. 

 

The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Together by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

Beneath the genius lies wisdom, care, and listening. Seeking to understand as much, if not more, than being understood. Nurturing any kind of relationship with opposites is borne of intention. This is a quiet force of a book for all of us, no matter where we fall on the spectrum. 

Dr. Kahnweiler, well-known for her work on introversion in life and leadership, brings research, insights, stories, and perspective together in a clear and engaging way, challenging us to leverage the power of our differences to achieve what we want, wherever we want. 

This book is a subtle and yet poignant kick in the ass. As an introvert, I fell in love with my extroverted people again. I saw them more clearly. And I saw myself as an introvert more clearly too. Above all, I was reacquainted with the sheer magic we make when we work, live, love, and carry out our genius together. 

 

The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock

Since I was a child, I have loved questions and cannot get enough of them. Living the questions rather than endlessly searching for answers isn't always easy but definitely worthwhile.

This little gem of a book reminds us that questions nourish our souls and our lives more deeply than any answer. From the hilariously random to the poignantly profound to the mundane, you'll find it all here.

A useful resource for leaders, teams, partners, and friends to elevate the fun and learn how to better understand each other. The Book of Questions in your possession means never having to ask 'how was your day?' again. 

 

Whether in hardcover, paperback, audio, or e-reader format, snag these titles soon to reinvigorate your own unique practice of courage in life, love, and leadership. 

And if you're in the Pacific Northwest this October, drop by the best bookstore ever; you might just find us curled up in the corner of their cafe with a cup of coffee.