Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within

August 16, 2017

By: Robert E. Quinn


Don’t let your company kill you! Open this book at your own risk. It contains ideas that may lead to a profound self-awakening. An introspective journey for those in the trenches of today’s modern organizations, Deep Change is a survival manual for finding our own internal leadership power. By helping us learn new ways of thinking […]

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Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life

August 8, 2017

By: Barbara Fredrickson

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World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls “the upward spiral.” You’ll discover: •What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective • The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity • Why positivity […]

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Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection

August 8, 2017

By: Barbara Fredrickson

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We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab, Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable […]

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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

June 28, 2017

By: Adam Grant, Sheryl Sandberg

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After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, […]

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The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish

June 28, 2017

By: Lea Waters

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Unlock your children’s potential by helping them build their strengths. This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them “strengths-blindness.” By showing us […]

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Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

February 13, 2017

By: Scott Sonenshein

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A groundbreaking approach to succeeding in business and life, using the science of resourcefulness. We often think the key to success and satisfaction is to get more: more money, time, and possessions; bigger budgets, job titles, and teams; and additional resources for our professional and personal goals. It turns out we’re wrong. Using captivating stories […]

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Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations

January 13, 2017

By: Jane Dutton, Monica Worline

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Compassion Architects Video #2 – The Ripple Metaphor from Monica Worline on Vimeo. Suffering in the workplace can rob our colleagues and coworkers of humanity, dignity, and motivation and is an unrecognized and costly drain on organizational potential. Marshaling evidence from two decades of field research, scholars and consultants Monica Worline and Jane Dutton show […]

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#epicenter: heart matters

November 28, 2016

By: Laura Morgan Roberts


#epicenter, inspired by the results of the U.S.A. November 2016 elections, channels pain and struggle laced with hope and courage. Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts, organizational psychologist, infuses her poetry with global experiences of diversity and leadership. Her words paint images of the timeless quest for inclusion, justice and social transformation among silenced and marginalized voices. […]

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Improvement by Design: The Promise of Better Schools

August 24, 2016

By: Donald J. Peurach


One of the great challenges now facing education reformers in the United States is how to devise a consistent and intelligent framework for instruction that will work across the nation’s notoriously fragmented and politically conflicted school systems. Various programs have tried to do that, but only a few have succeeded. Improvement by Design looks at […]

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Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

May 4, 2016

By: Vic Strecher


A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness.

Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life.

While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives.

Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness, and well-being. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story—a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life—and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive, but thrive.

Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people’s experiences, Life on Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives.

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