Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir of his experiences in Nazi death camps and his resulting branch of therapy centered on meaning has riveted generations of readers. Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward.
Play to Win
Larry Wilson and Hersch Wilson
Play to Win is a guide to living with meaning, passion and purpose. Thriving in the world of work means continually evolving, changing, adapting and learning to deal with uncertainty. Reinventing ourselves is possible through our own mix of unique ability, authentic courage and choice. Play to Win is filled with insights and tools to help us navigate the demands of our work and life.
The Power of Full Engagement
Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Full engagement draws on four separate, but related, sources of energy: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Everything we do requires energy. Energy is the x-factor that makes it possible to fully ignite our talent and skill. Without the right quantity, quality, focus, and force of energy, we are compromised in any activity we undertake. Time management is no longer a viable solution. The paradigm has shifted. The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. It is our most valuable personal resource and the key to enduring high performance, as well as to health, happiness, and life balance.
The idea behind Fierce Conversations is to "come out from behind ourselves" and deal with reality, which lives in the perceptions each of us hold within a given relationship. Since no one person has the absolute truth or complete reality within a relationship, the path forward is authentic dialogue. Fierce conversations are designed to improve relationships by interrogating the reality of the different perspectives of each person in relationship and strive for mutually beneficial results minus the emotional barriers that keep us in avoidance.
Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams
For most leaders today, complexity is outpacing our personal and collective development. Most leaders are in over their heads, whether they know it or not. The most successful organizations over time are the best led. While this has always been true, today's complexity and uncertainty puts leadership effectiveness at a premium. Mastering leadership shows us the path forward for developing more effective leaders - individually and collectively - and leveraging that leadership to produce the outcomes that really matter that address our most pressing challenges.
Leadership and Self-Deception
The Arbinger Institue
Leadership and Self-Deception invites us into awareness of our tendency to see the world around us in a distorted way. Self-deception blinds us to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotages the effectiveness of our efforts to achieve the results in relationships and organizations that will bring greater satisfaction and increased happiness. It explores the power of mindset and the tendency to trap ourselves in a "box" of endless self-justification and failure to take full responsibility. Gratefully, the book shows us the way out of "the box".
Dare to Lead
Dare to Lead invites us to take off our armor and show up as value-based and high trust leaders. Brown teaches us how to build capacity for increased vulnerability and confronts the myth that it equals weakness. In fact, the opposite is true: acts of courage are impossible without first putting yourself in a vulnerable position. Dare to Lead provides the tools and practices to help us become more skilled in leading with vulnerability and trust.