FABULOUS BOOKS TO INSPIRE US ALL TO BE WHO WE ARE REALLY MEANT TO BE.
From the random to the revolutionary,
here are a few of our new and old favorites.
BY STEVE NEALE, LISA SPENCER-ARNELL, & LIZ WILSON
This book is an old favorite -- one re-read at the beginning of every year since I found it in 2012. I just finished it once again and pulled out new, resonating pieces to add to my day-to-day practice in coaching and living.
I wish everyone wanted to read this book, regardless of their profession or the roles they play in life. It offers information, structure, and wisdom for all of us, particularly for our communication and collaborations. Emotional Intelligence is growing in popularity yet this book turns it into a tangible practice (you all know how much I love practice) by guiding us to understand how emotions, habits, and beliefs inform our actions and attitudes. The best part? It gives you clear approaches to get unstuck, navigate challenge, and harness emotions in a powerful way.
Looking to become a stronger coach? This book belongs on your desk, highlighted and dog-eared. Looking to improve your interactions with others? This book is worthy of your bookshelf or bedside table. Want to better understand how you approach decision-making, problem-solving, communication, and development? Snag your copy here.
BY BOB ROTH
As with our bodies, our mind craves rest.
Our minds work out daily...and our sleeping and dreaming consciousness is yet another workout.
TM offers the rare opportunity to give our minds the deepest of rest while strengthening our resilience, effectiveness, decision-making, sleep, health, to name a few...
In his book, Strength in Stillness, Bob Roth delves into the basics and the brilliance of this particular form of meditation. A world-renown authority on Transcendental Meditation and a sought-after TM teacher, Bob outlines the practice in a clear way. He illuminates how TM serves as a powerful tool in many a community--from the free to the incarcerated, from the young to the old, from the marginalized to the privileged. No matter the situation or the person, the pattern is poignantly clear; TM makes a transformative difference for all who regularly practice.
I too know the difference and have been deeply appreciative of the clarity, resilience, effectiveness, and depth of conscious rest I've experienced since practicing Transcendental Meditation. For both skeptics and students of TM, I highly recommend this book.
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BY NORMAN E. ROSENTHAL, MD
Ready to change your life from the inside out? Read this book and then learn how to begin a TM practice.
Whether you're new to Transcendental Meditation, a strong skeptic of meditation, or a life-long practitioner, Dr. Rosenthal offers an engaging, practical perspective on the transformative power of the TM approach.
Filled with the latest ground-breaking scientific research on the health benefits of TM combined with personal narratives which provoke thought and stir the spirit, Transcendence is a fabulously effective introduction to Transcendental Meditation as well as an equally profound re-immersion for seasoned TMers.
I personally have been practicing TM for a year and cannot honestly describe in words how much this form of daily meditation has positively impacted my health, leadership, business, and life. After years of practicing other styles of meditation with varying degrees of success, the power of TM for me lies in its ease. TM engages the immense ocean of my mind in an effortless way. Transcendence is a great, easy-to-read way to learn more about TM and illuminates the inextricable connection between our mind, body, and spirit in a way that is deeply hard to dismiss in our stress-saturated culture.
BY SHERYL SANDBERG & adam grant
We all want Option A. Our first choice, our first decision.
So when Option A is removed from our grasp, we have to grieve and then look Option B in the eye to move forward. Sheryl and Adam bring together their brilliant minds, hearts, and Sheryl's raw, intimate experience to offer us deep, soulful wisdom within these pages.
Sheryl's vulnerability is somehow equal parts anguishing and empowering. She offers us a courageous glimpse into what it means to release Option A and seek joy within Option B while learning how to rise following immense and tragic loss.
Finding joy in times of adversity and challenge is downright hard. Building resilience can feel out of reach in times of grief. If we feel even a tiny bit triggered by this title, it is the perfect time to read it. Snag your copy and then join the community.
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. Snag your copy.
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. Snag your copy.
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 born 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 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. Snag your copy.
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 easy but definitely worthwhile.
This little gem of a book reminds us that questions nourish our leadership 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. Snag your copy.