OFF THE SHELF

A virtual book club for the modern learner

WHAT’S NEW

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S DAY

September 22, 2022

On September 22nd, American Business Women’s Day honors the accomplishments of businesswomen across the US. OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources that celebrate women’s contributions, achievements, and greatness across the workforce.

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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

September 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated between September 15th and October 15th. Throughout September, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic people who have inspired others to succeed.

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MONTHLY SELECTIONS

Updated monthly

Each month Skillsoft features one of our most popular titles on relevant, timely topics, and includes discussion questions to promote provocative conversations.

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What is a virtual book club?

And why do they matter?

Virtual book clubs allow and encourage people with similar interests to share and gain different perspectives in an effort to promote learning and engagement. Harvard Business Review ran an article about the benefits and popularity of corporate book clubs—saying that they can be good for the mind, good for leadership, and good for business.

Skillsoft’s Off the Shelf

NOT YOUR TYPICAL BOOK CLUB.

Skillsoft’s OFF THE SHELF isn’t a typical book club… it’s a great benefit for employees and the entire organization. Designed for business professionals, OFF THE SHELF gives readers access to ebooks, audiobooks, and book summary content to enrich the learning experience.

Why Book Clubs Matter

FOSTER

The practice of reading and learning.

START

A provocative discussion.

GET TEAMS

Talking and listening to each other.

APPLY

Ideas and concepts to your business.

OFF THE SHELF Drives Learner Engagement by

BRINGING BOOKS TO LIFE
DEEPENING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
PROMOTING THOUGHTFUL DISCUSSIONS

The Solution

HAND SELECTED TITLES

  • Key titles chosen from the Skillsoft library
  • Offers a relevant and meaningful learning experience

MONTHLY BOOK SELECTIONS

  • Learners can add the ebook, audiobook, or book summary to their playlist
  • Flexibility to read or listen at their convenience

FACILITATOR’S GUIDE

  • Helps organizations support their own virtual book club discussions
  • Readers can apply the book’s ideas and elevate the conversation
  • Create and launch your own book club
  • Align with corporate initiatives and themes
  • Empower people to lead discussions and select topics and/or books

Take learning OFF THE SHELF.

Skillsoft created this virtual book club to support learning and engagement in your employees, your teams, and your organization. The Facilitator’s Guide makes it easy to launch homegrown book clubs in your company.

Launch Engagement and Discussion

impact workforce performance

Book clubs are good for your business. Many companies already use book clubs as a way to connect people around a central topic, get coworkers and colleagues talking and working together, and foster a culture of learning. Just imagine how a book club discussion can spark innovation, new ideas, and strengthen professional relationships.

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The book, audiobook, or book summary on Skillport or Percipio.

DOWNLOAD

The Facilitator’s Guide.

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AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S DAY

FAST-TRACK YOUR LEADERSHIP CAREER

by Rashim Mogha | Women Lead Publishing, © 2018

Providing concrete examples on how to identify your superpower, this book will teach you how to build your brand, invest in yourself, navigate work politics, and build a support system that will propel you along the road to success.

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: A LEADERSHIP GUIDE FOR BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

by Dawn Jones | Made for Success, © 2018

With more women moving into advanced leadership roles, there are subtle do's and don'ts that will help or hinder your leadership journey. This audio program shows you how to effectively navigate your path to success as a leader.

CHAMPIONING WOMEN LEADERS: BEYOND SPONSORSHIP

by Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj and Kitty Chisholm | Kogan Page, © 2021

Examining the reasons why championing works and why it is so important for female executive development in particular, Championing Women Leaders is a user-friendly guide to developing workplace champions for female leaders in any organization.

WOMEN CHANGE THE WORLD: NOTEWORTHY WOMEN ON CULTIVATING YOUR POTENTIAL AND ACHIEVING SUCCESS

by Michelle Patterson (ed) | BenBella Books 2014

Compiled by the president of the Global Women Foundation, Michelle Patterson, Women Change the World features essays from remarkable women such as Janet Bray Attwood, Dame DC Cordova, Wendy Lea, Sharon Lechter, Dr. Marissa Pei, and more. These women offer their wisdom and advice to other women who are just starting their professional careers or are looking to advance.

ARRIVE AND THRIVE: 7 IMPACTFUL PRACTICES FOR WOMEN NAVIGATING LEADERSHIP

by Janet Foutty, Susan Mackenty Brady, and Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten | McGraw Hill, © 2022

What if there was a way you could flourish in a senior leadership role as your best self, inspire excellence in your team channeling your own wellbeing and, at the same time, lead a highly fulfilled life? There is―and Arrive and Thrive shows you how.

KICK SOME GLASS: 10 WAYS WOMEN SUCCEED AT WORK ON THEIR OWN TERMS

by Portia R. Mount, Jennifer W. Martineau | Recorded Books, © 2018

Kick Some Glass empowers you to break through your glass ceiling and guides you toward understanding your context and uncovering what you really want, what your definition of success is, what your values are, and how to set the goals to reach your potential.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

THRIVING IN THE FIGHT: A SURVIVAL MANUAL FOR LATINAS ON THE FRONT LINES OF CHANGE

by Denise Padín Collazo | Berrett-Koehler, © 2021

Social justice work is more crucial than ever, but it can be physically and emotionally draining. Longtime activist Denise Collazo offers three keys to help Hispanic women keep their focus, morale, and energy high.

THE POWER OF LATINO LEADERSHIP: CULTURE, INCLUSION, AND CONTRIBUTION

by Juana Bordas | Berrett-Koehler, © 2013

Juana Bordas takes us on a journey to the very heart and soul of Latino leadership. She offers ten principles that richly illustrate the inclusive, people-oriented, socially responsible, and life-affirming way Latinos have led their communities. Bordas includes the voices and experiences of other distinguished Latino leaders and vivid dichos (traditional sayings) that illustrate positive aspects of the Latino culture. This unprecedented book illustrates powerful and distinctive lessons that will inform leaders of every background.

LEADING LATINO TALENT TO CHAMPION INNOVATION

by Greg McLaughlin, Vinny Caraballo, Heidi McLaughlin | Business Expert Press, © 2014

Going beyond diversity by looking into how this emerging segment of the workforce views, accepts, and embraces innovation, this book is a study on how to unlock the innovative potential of the US Latino workforce. Understanding how to unlock the innovative capabilities of Latinos is important for companies that want to differentiate themselves through an innovative workforce.

CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

by Cigna

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

by US Department of the Interior

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Teaching Indigenous Students: Cultural Awareness and Classroom Strategies for Improving Learning Outcomes

by Thelma Perso and Colleen Hayward | Routledge, © 2015

Indigenous children, like all children, deserve a future they choose for themselves. This book aims to empower teachers to help halt the cycle of disadvantage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and make a real difference to their relationships, learning outcomes and opportunities in the short and long term.

One Story, One Song

by Richard Wagamese | Blackstone Publishing, © 2019

Author Richard Wagamese invites listeners to accompany him on his travels. His focus is on stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Ancient and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the tales are grouped according to the four essential principles Ojibway traditional teachers sought to impart: humility, trust, introspection, and wisdom.

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States: Revisioning American History

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz | Recorded Books, Inc., © 2014

Today in the United States, there are more than 500 federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the 15 million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up peoples' history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

by Tyson Yunkaporta | HarperOne, © 2020

As an indigenous person, Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from a unique perspective, one tied to the natural and spiritual world. In considering how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation, he raises important questions. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently? In Sand Talk, he provides a new model for our everyday lives. Rich in ideas and inspiration, it explains how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It’s about how we learn and how we remember. It’s about talking to everyone and listening carefully. It’s about finding different ways to look at things.

International Day for the World's Indigenous Peoples

by R.AGE

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020

by IPS Inter Press Service News Agency

A Time to Commemorate | National Indigenous History Month 2021

by GCIndigenous

Embracing the Scope of Culture

Embracing the Scope of Culture

by Skillsoft

NATIONAL DISABILITY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Practical Web Inclusion and Accessibility: A Comprehensive Guide to Access Needs

by Ashley Firth | Apress, © 2019

The web has to be inclusive. The importance of considering access needs is gaining mainstream attention. In Practical Web Inclusion and Accessibility, you’ll be guided through a broad range of access needs, the barriers users often face, and provided practical advice on how your sites can help rather than hinder. Going beyond advice tailored solely for developers, this book offers potential improvements for designers, developers, user experience professionals, QA and testers, so that everyone involved in building a website can engage with the concepts without the need to understand how to code.

Disability Awareness: Working with People with Disabilities Study Guide, Student Edition

by GTS Learning | Courseware Company, LTD., © 2013

People with disabilities represent a significant and largely underutilized resource for businesses. Many disabled persons are underemployed or unemployed. As a result of advocates for diversity, as well as a shrinking labor pool, employers are taking a serious look at hiring and retaining people with disabilities. This course guide will give supervisors, managers, and human resource consultants tools and tips for creating a diverse workplace.

Disability and Employer Practices: Research Across the Disciplines

by Susanne B. Bruyére (ed) | Cornell University Press, © 2016

Nearly one in five people report some form of disability, and they are only half as likely to be employed as those without disabilities. With the aging workforce and returning military veterans both contributing to increasing number of disabilities in the workplace, there is an urgent need for better ways to address continuing employment disparities for people with disabilities. Disability and Employer Practices features research-based documentation of workplace policies and practices that result in the successful recruitment, retention, advancement, and inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

Swimming Against the Tide: True Story of Para Swimmer Madhavi Latha

by Madhavi Latha Prathigudupu | Sage Publications, © 2021

Swimming Against the Tide is an inspirational story about an ordinary woman with extraordinary grit who set out to create a fair and inclusive world for the persons with disability. Triumphing over a near-death situation with hydrotherapy, she eventually became a national champion in para swimming. She then started a movement called ‘Yes, We Too Can!!!’ and co-opted other athletes with disabilities to realize their dreams through access to sports.

Limitless: The Power of Hope and Resilience to Overcome Circumstance

by Mallory Weggemann with Tiffany Yecke Brooks | Thomas Nelson, © 2021

On January 21, 2008, a routine medical procedure left Mallory paralyzed from her waist down. Less than two years later, Mallory had broken eight world records, and by the 2012 Paralympic Games, she held fifteen world records and thirty-four American records. Two years after that, a devastating fall severely damaged her left arm. But despite all of the hardships that Mallory faced, she was sure about one thing: she refused to give up. In Limitless, Mallory shares the lessons she learned by pushing past every obstacle and expectation that stood in her way.

Resources for Supporting Learners with Disabilities

by Digital Promise | © 2020

This page contains a curated list of special education resources and edtech products to support learners with disabilities in a distance learning context.

Creating an Open, Inclusive Dialogue About Disability

by Skillsoft | © 2021

Diversity is more diverse than you might realize. Go beyond the standard topics of race, religion, gender, and age to find out how a diverse workforce can benefit nearly any business.

JUNETEENTH

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

by Eric Foner | Recorded Books, © 2010

In this landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Eric Foner gives us the definitive history of Abraham Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner begins with Lincoln's youth in Indiana and Illinois and follows the trajectory of his career across an increasingly tense and shifting political terrain from Illinois to Washington, D.C. This powerful work will transform our understanding of the nation's greatest president and the issue that mattered most.

The Fire Next Time

by James Baldwin | Blackstone Audio, © 2008

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. Consisting of two "letters," written on the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that implore Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism.

Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World

by David Brion Davis | Blackstone Publishing, © 2006

In Inhuman Bondage, David Brion Davis sums up a lifetime of insight, beginning with the dramatic Amistad case. He looks at slavery in the American South, describing black slaveholding planters; the rise of the Cotton Kingdom; the daily life of ordinary slaves; the highly destructive internal, long-distance slave trade; the sexual exploitation of slaves; the emergence of an African-American culture; and much more. A definitive history by a writer deeply immersed in the subject, Inhuman Bondage links together the profits of slavery, the pain of the enslaved, and the legacy of racism.

Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market

by Walter Johnson | Recorded Books, © 2017

Soul by Soul tells the story of slavery in antebellum America by moving away from the cotton plantations and into the slave market itself, the heart of the domestic slave trade. Taking us inside the New Orleans slave market, the largest in the nation, where 100,000 men, women, and children were packaged, priced, and sold, Walter Johnson transforms the statistics of this chilling trade into the human drama of traders, buyers, and slaves, negotiating sales that would alter the life of each.

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves

by Adam Hochschild | Recorded Books, © 2018

In early 1787, 12 men—a printer, a lawyer, a clergyman, and others united by their hatred of slavery—came together in a London printing shop and began a remarkable grass-roots movement, battling for the rights of people on another continent. Masterfully stoking public opinion, the movement's leaders pioneered a variety of techniques that have been adopted by citizens' movements ever since, from consumer boycotts to wall posters and lapel buttons to celebrity endorsements. A deft chronicle of this groundbreaking antislavery crusade and its powerful enemies, Bury the Chains gives a little-celebrated human rights watershed its due at last.

What is Juneteenth

by ABC7

The Importance of Juneteenth

by Harvard Business School

LGBTQ+ PRIDE

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World

by Mason Funk | HarperOne, © 2019

The Book of Pride captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. By shining a light on these remarkable stories of bravery and determination, The Book of Pride not only honors an important chapter in American history, but also empowers young people today (both LGBTQ and straight) to discover their own courage in order to create positive change.

Gayme Changer: How the LGBT+ Community and Their Allies are Changing the Global Economy

by Jens Schadendorf | LID Publishing, © 2021

The LGBT+ community: for a long time marginalized, stigmatized, and criminalized—today the ultimate champions of creativity, diversity, and innovation in a highly competitive world. In addition, corporate social responsibility and ethical demands for inclusiveness have now become economic directives every organization would like to attain. Gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and queer individuals are symbols of diversity and economic power—true GaYme Changers developing the global economy faster and for the better.

Supported by up-to-date research and illustrated by fascinating stories, Jens Schadendorf has traced the LGBT+ community and an increasing number of their allies from across the globe to discover the start of a revolution. It becomes clear, even in times of hostility, resistance, and crisis, it is economically and ethically beneficial for companies and societies everywhere in the world, to let LGBT+ members—individually and as part of organizations—develop into dynamic forces rooted in new forms of cooperation for ga(y)me changing results. Schadendorf shows investment in LGBT+ inclusion delivers a return. It is good for business and society and the right thing to do.

From Prejudice to Pride: History of LGBTQ+ Movement

by Amy Lamé | Wayland, © 2022

From Prejudice to Pride looks at the rise and achievements of the LGBTQ+ movement and the different communities, pioneers and stories of heartbreak and courage that have marched alongside it. Follow LGBTQ+ history from ancient civilizations to the present-day, and learn about key events including the trial of Oscar Wilde, the Stonewall riots, the AIDS crisis, same-sex marriage and changing laws that have impacted on LGBTQ+ life. Gain insight into the shifting attitudes that have challenged lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the experiences that help us understand what it means to be LGBTQ+ today.

Transgender Employees: Creating an Inclusive Work Community, Self-Study Guide

by Velsoft Training Materials, Inc. | Courseware Company Ltd, © 2020

A safe, inclusive workplace in many jurisdictions is not just the law; it is a goal of every employee and company that values the contributions, well-being, and productivity of everyone in the organization. In society today, individuals are of many personal communities. In addition to heterosexual or “straight” there is also LGBTQI2SAP—Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, 2S, for two-spirited: an indigenous concept of two sexualities within one body, asexual and pansexual. “Trans,” however, refers to gender identity, whereas the other terms describe primarily sexual orientation. The importance of understanding terms of identification is critical to creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

Transgender Employees introduces the importance and elements of safe, inclusive workspaces for Transgender persons—those identifying as a gender other than the one assigned at birth. This book offers an introduction to terminology, elements, policies, and resources to build and sustain a safe, inclusive environment for Transgender employees and increase the comfort level and productivity off all in your organization.

The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate

by Jeannie Gainsburg | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, © 2020

The Savvy Ally is an enjoyable, humorous, encouraging, easy to understand guidebook for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities. It is chock full of practical and useful tools for LGBTQ+ advocacy, such as LGBTQ+ etiquette and techniques for respectful conversations; common bloopers to avoid; actions for creating more LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces; recommendations for self-care and sustainable allyship, and more.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for Employers and Employees

by Gill Hasson and Donna Butler | Ascent Audio, © 2020

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace contains expert guidance for improving mental health and supporting those experiencing mental ill health. This comprehensive book addresses the range of issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing in work environments—providing all involved with informative and practical assistance.

Your Health at Work: An Indispensable Guide to Physical and Mental Wellbeing

by Becky Allen and Howard Fidderman | Kogan Page, © 2019

Your Health at Work is a fully researched guide to the most common health risks at work and how you can tackle them. The authors expertly explain your legal rights, how to avoid injury and illness, and what support is available to you.

Well-being in the Workplace: A Guide to Resilience for Individuals and Teams

by Sarah Cook | IT Governance, © 2021

Well-being in the Workplace is aimed at managers who need to build resilience in both themselves and their team and improve their own and others' well-being. Remote working makes it even harder for managers to identify if team members are struggling, and employees may lack the support network to help them cope with stress in their work and home environments.

Mindfulness at Work: How to Avoid Stress, Achieve More, and Enjoy Life!

by Stephen McKenzie | Career Press, © 2015

Mindfulness at Work reveals how the practice of mindfulness—the ability to focus our attention on what is rather than be distracted by what isn't—can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives.

Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity Off the Mat and on The Job

by Maren Showkeir and Jamie Showkeir | Berrett-Koehler, © 2013

This unprecedented guide shows how practicing the full range of yogic concepts—the traditional “Eight Limbs of Yoga”—leads to a productive, creative, and energizing work environment and features examples from professions like law enforcement, teaching, banking, filmmaking, medicine, and many more. But beyond that, this book is an invitation to use all of yoga’s teachings to cultivate the spark of the divine that dwells within each of us.

The Ultimate Self Care Book: Improve Your Wellbeing; Build Resilience and Confidence; Master Mindfulness

by Clara Seeger, Stephen Evans-Howe and Patrick Forsyth | Teach Yourself, © 2021

From confidence and assertiveness to managing stress and mindfulness, The Ultimate Self Care Book is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques, and strategies for success. Discover the main themes and key ideas and bring it all together with practical exercises. This is your complete course in wellbeing at work.

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

The Executive Warrior: 40 Powerful Questions to Develop Mental Toughness for Career Success

by Victor Ng | Marshall Cavendish, © 2019

In The Executive Warrior, certified executive coach and former award-winning C-suite executive Victor Ng draws on 20 years of corporate experience in one of the world’s most competitive industries to take you on a journey of personal discovery and professional empowerment.

Mindfulness Based Leadership: The Art of Being A Leader – Not Becoming One

by Kathirasan K | Marshall Cavendish, © 2018

While mindfulness has often been perceived as a solitary activity, this book reveals how it is applicable on a wider scale—in groups, businesses and the wider community. Mindfulness-Based Leadership shows us how to balance self and organizational goals, to erase the real and imagined internal conflicts between what we believe in and what we do in reality.

Marbles, Mayhem and My Typewriter: The Unfadable Life of an Ordinary Man

by Mano Sabnani | Marshall Cavendish, © 2018

In a world where so many people believe that they cannot go far because they were not born gifted or with a silver spoon, Mano Sabnani’s story provides profound inspiration—showing how an ordinary man can achieve extraordinary things by following a very simple and ethical set of principles.

The Power to Become: How I Changed My Own Destiny

by Deepak Shrestha | Marshall Cavendish, © 2018

The Power to Become is an inspiration journey of personal transformation about a barefoot boy from Nepal who became a successful and committed businessman and philanthropist. This book is proof that anything is possible if you dare to go full throttle into life's great adventure.

How Asian Women Lead: Lessons for Global Corporations

by Jane Horan | Palgrave Macmillan, © 2014

How Asian Women Lead provides a vastly different picture than Western-focused leadership literature, highlighting obstacles Asian women face reaching the top, and looking beneath the corporate surface to show cultural and family perspectives. Through her research and the stories of four uniquely different women leaders from varying Asian economies and industries, Horan offers a new perspective to help business leaders and human capital professionals understand leadership diversity, build inclusive and engaged organizations, and sustain success.

NEURODIVERSITY AWARENESS

Neurodiversity at Work: Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce

by Theo Smith and Amanda Kirby | Kogan Page, © 2021

Neurodiversity at Work is a practical guide that explains what neurodiversity is, why it's important and what the benefits are. It covers how to attract, recruit and engage neurodiverse talent and provides guidance on how to adapt HR policies, processes and workplaces to ensure that all employees, including the 2 in 10 employees in the UK who are neurodiverse, can reach their full potential.

Autism in the Workplace: Creating Positive Employment and Career Outcomes for Generation A

by Amy E. Hurley-Hanson, Cristina M. Giannantonio, and Amy Jane Griffiths | Palgrave Macmillan, © 2020

Autism in the Workplace explores the career experiences of Generation A, the half-million individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who will reach adulthood in the next decade. With Generation A eligible to enter the workforce in unprecedented numbers, research is needed to help individuals, organizations, and educational institutions to work together to create successful work experiences and career outcomes for individuals with ASD. Issues surrounding ASD in the workplace are discussed from individual, organizational, and societal perspectives. This book also examines the stigma of autism and how it may affect the employment and career experiences of individuals with ASD.

Order from Chaos: The Everyday Grind of Staying Organized with Adult ADHD

by Jaclyn Paul | Recorded Books, © 2021

Order from Chaos will teach you how your brain works and how to stop getting in your own way. Mixing stories from the trenches of her own experience as a mom and wife with ADHD with wise, well-researched advice from her years as a blogger at the ADHD Homestead, Jaclyn Paul shows you how to design your own system for restoring order. Past failures don't have to define you. Order from Chaos offers a helping hand to get you on the path to a more peaceful and rewarding life.

What Exactly is Neurodiversity?

by Wondrium

Neurodiversity – Helping to Challenge Stigma and Raise Awareness I

by Moray Wellbeing Hub

To Build a Healthy Workplace You Need a Toxic Culture Alarm

Fast Company

by Ludmila N. Praslova

Organizations of the past lacked a way to measure when a workplace grew toxic. New design thinking can help—but only by including the most marginalized.

Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage: Why you should embrace it in your workforce

Harvard Business Review

by Robert D. Austin and Gary P. Pisano

Many people with neurological conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia have extraordinary skills, including in pattern recognition, memory, and mathematics. Yet they often struggle to fit the profiles sought by employers.

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Creating a Better Work Environment for All by Embracing Neurodiversity

Deloitte Insights

by Monika Mahto, Susan K. Hogan, Steve Hatfield, and Brenna Sniderman

Organizations that make an extra effort to recruit, retain, and nurture neurodivergent workers can gain a competitive edge from increased diversity in skills, ways of thinking, and approaches to problem-solving.

EARTH DAY 2022

People, Planet and Profit: Socio-Economic Perspectives of CSR

by Samuel O. Idowu, Abubakar Sadiq Kasum and Asli Yüksel Mermod (eds) | Gower Publishing Limited, © 2014

This volume explains the developmental aspect of CSR from a conceptual perspective and provides empirical evidence of the impact of CSR delivery on stakeholders in different corners of the World. The emphasis is on what corporations take from and give back to their stakeholders whilst trying to behave in a corporately responsible fashion.

Responsible, Sustainable, and Globally Aware Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

by Ziska Fields and Stefan Huesig | IGI Global, © 2019

Responsible, Sustainable, and Globally Aware Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolutionfocuses on responsible and sustainable management practices to better use innovative technologies and understand the impact of these technologies on business processes and the environment for organizational success.

Responsible Business: Making Strategic Decisions to Benefit People, the Planet and Profits

by Annemieke Roobeek, Jacques de Swart and Myrthe van der Plas | Kogan Page, © 2018

Responsible Business provides a seven-step framework that eliminates internal bias and can be used to make decisions that increase profits, benefit staff and protect the environment as a whole. This means that personal values, ethics and morals can be aligned with business goals and overall company strategy.

Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach

by Colin Pattinson, Mohammad Dastbaz, Babak Akhgar | Elsevier, © 2015

Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach offers in a single volume a broad collection of practical techniques and methodologies for designing, building and implementing a green technology strategy in any large enterprise environment.

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS IN A CHANGING WORLD: NEW MANAGEMENT APPROACHES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

by Samuel O. Idowu, Belen Díaz Díaz, and Nicholas Capaldi | Springer, © 2020

Responsible Business in a Changing World explores the current state of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from an international perspective, the goal being to share ideas and visions for a sustainable future and to provide useful guidelines for academics, practitioners and policymakers in the context of the 2030 “Agenda for Sustainable Development” released by the United Nations.

Shine: Ignite Your Inner Game to Lead Consciously at Work and in the World

by Carley Hauck | Gildan Media, © 2021

The way we do business is changing. Every day, we see new evidence that we've got to move away from the status quo that is burning out workers, enabling greed, and endangering our planet. Yet how do you develop the skills and practical tools to prioritize people, planet, and prosperity? With Shine: Ignite Your Inner Game to Lead Consciously at Work and in the World, Carley Hauck distills the research-based methods and game-changing skills she's brought to corporate settings such as LinkedIn, Pixar, Genentech, Clif Bar, and more.

Women's History Month 2022

Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World

by Alyse Nelson | Recorded Books, © 2020

Vital Voices is an organization founded in 1997 by Hilary Clinton, which enables emerging women leaders in politics, human rights, and economic development in 127 countries. This book draws on that work and introduces unforgettable, inspiring women who are shaping our world.

Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace

by Marissa Orr | HarperCollins Leadership, © 2019

Lean Out presents persuasive opinions for the reasons women don’t reach the top rungs of the career ladder and how companies can inspire women by paying attention to what they do and say, and by recognizing the characteristics that make them flourish.

Pushback: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up—for What They Want

by Lois P. Frankel and Selena Rezvani | Jossey-Bass, © 2012

Based on interviews with top-notch business leaders such as Marie Chandoha, CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management; Cindi Bigelow, President of Bigelow Tea Company; Fizzah Jafri, COO at Morgan Stanley; Rosemary Turner, President at UPS; and Irene Chang Britt, Chief Strategy Officer at Campbell's Soup, Pushback is a resource for savvy women who want to leverage their skills, promote themselves effectively, and fast track their careers.

Yes, You Can Do This! How Women Start Up, Scale Up, and Build the Life They Want

by Claudia Reuter | Gildan Media, © 2020

InYes, You Can Do This! Author Claudia Reuter shares her own reasons for starting a business and makes a call to action for women to consider entrepreneurship so that they can create businesses with the rules they want and change the playing field for.

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

by Melinda Gates | Flatiron Books, © 2019

In The Moment of Lift, author Melinda Gates takes readers on an inspirational journey towards a greater understanding of how women’s equality and self-determination lies at the heart of a society’s ability to thrive.

Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing around the World

by Carol Frieze and Jeria L. Quesenberry | Cambridge University Press, © 2020

Cracking the Digital Ceiling examines explanations for women's low participation in computing. By providing an insider look at how different cultures worldwide impact the experiences of women in computing, the book introduces readers to theories and evidence to understand what determines women's participation in this growing field.

Kick Some Glass: 10 Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms

by Portia R. Mount, Jennifer W. Martineau | Recorded Books, © 2018

Kick Some Glass empowers you to break through your glass ceiling and guides you toward understanding your context and uncovering what you really want, what your definition of success is, what your values are, and how to set the goals to reach your potential.

Nerve: Lessons on Leadership from Two Women Who Went First

by Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera | Recorded Books, © 2021

Authors Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera had vastly different career paths on their way to becoming the first—and so far only—female presidents of two of Canada’s largest and most respected research universities and directors of some of the nation’s largest market cap companies. But what they had in common was their gender, their willingness to take risks when leadership opportunities presented themselves, and a work ethic second to none. They share their personal and professional stories, offering guidance for women leaders of every age and at every stage of their career.

A Woman’s Guide to Claiming Space: Stand Tall. Raise Your Voice. Be Heard.

by Eliza VanCort | Berrett-Koehler, © 2021

In A Woman’s Guide to Claiming Space, author Eliza VanCort empowers women to claim space for themselves and for their sisters with courage, empathy, and conviction because “when we rise together, we rise so much higher.”

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

by Brené Brown | Random House, © 2018

In Dare to Lead, author Brené Brown provides a number of thought-provoking ideas on owning your fears, being daring instead of comfortable, and building an organizational culture that’s based on bravery and vulnerability. She outlines the skills that underpin courageous leadership and shows how being vulnerable can actually help you on your way to leadership excellence.

Black History Month 2022

Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias

by La’Wana Harris | Berrett-Koehler Publishers, © 2019

The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. Harris’s method helps people realize that sharing power isn’t the same as losing it.

Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping into Your Power

by Tamara Winfrey Harris | Berrett-Koehler Publishers, © 2021

Dear Black Girl is based on Tamara Winfrey Harris’s Letters to Black Girls project, where she asked Black women to write straightforward, unguarded, and encouraging letters of support to Black girls between the ages of thirteen and twenty-one.

A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues: What You Can Do Right Now to Help the Black Community

by Steven S. Rogers | Wiley, © 2021

A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues examines the reasons for racial wealth disparity between Black and White people in the United States and offers realistic ways White people can share their wealth with the Black community.

Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience

by Laura Morgan Roberts, Anthony J. Mayo, David A. Thomas (eds) | Gildan Media, © 2021

What does it mean to be Black in corporate America today? How are racial dynamics in organizations changing? Race, Work, and Leadership examines these questions and other well-timed issues related to Black Americans in the workplace and in leadership roles.

Seven Sisters and a Brother: Friendship, Resistance, and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s

by Marilyn Allman Maye, Harold S. Buchanan, Jannette O. Domingo, Joyce Frisby Baynes, Marilyn Holifield, Myra E. Rose, Bridget Van Gronigen Warren, and Aundrea White Kelley | Mango Publishing, © 2019

Seven Sisters and a Brother chronicles the Afro-American Student Society’s eight-day sit-in in 1969 at Swarthmore College in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The eight students’ peaceful protest brought a level of inclusivity to Swarthmore that it hadn’t seen before, and it set an example for colleges and universities country wide.

Hiring for Diversity: The Guide to Building an Inclusive and Equitable Organization

by Arthur Woods and Susanna Tharakan | Wiley, © 2021

Hiring for Diversity is a groundbreaking guide to creating inclusive and sustainable hiring practices that exceed the increased standards of today. The authors implore us to embrace the role we each can play in creating cultures of belonging where everyone is empowered to thrive.

The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires

by Dennis Kimbro | Gildan Media, © 2019

Based on a study of 1000 self-made Black millionaires, The Wealth Choice examines how they got there, how they stayed there, and how others can model their success. The book features stories about greats such as Bob Johnson, Spike Lee, L. A. Reid, Herman Cain, T. D. Jakes and Tyrese Gibson and what their paths to financial success entailed.

Never Stop: A Memoir

by Simba Sana | Agate Bolden, © 2017

Never Stop is the powerful memoir of Simba Sana, cofounder and former leader of Karibu Books, one of the most successful Black-owned companies the book industry’s history. It tells the raw and poignant story of Sana’s rise and fall and how he rebuilt his life and identity.

Global Diversity Awareness Month 2022

So You Want To Talk About Race

by Ijeoma Oluo | Seal Press, © 2018

So You Want To Talk About Race is a current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.

Stamped from The Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

by Ibram X. Kendi | Hachette Book Group, Inc., © 2017

In Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi presents a chronological account of racist ideas throughout history, tracing the roots of oppressive and separatist notions based on race back as far as ancient times.

Benefiting from Diversity and Working Across Cultures: Successfully Combining Different People and Ideas

by LID Editorial | LID Publishing, © 2015

Benefiting from Diversity and Working Across Cultures discusses how diversity can be a valuable differentiator which enables organizations to attract and retain the best people and helps them realize their full potential.

Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias

by La’Wana Harris | Berrett-Koehler Publishers, © 2019

The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. Harris’s method helps people realize that sharing power isn’t the same as losing it.

Unleash the Power of Diversity: Multi Cultural Competence for Business Results

by Debjani Mukherjee Biswas | Made for Success, © 2013

In Unleash the Power of Diversity, author Debjani Mukherjee Biswas explains that developing a culturally diverse culture is critical for business results in today’s increasingly global workforce. She has developed groundbreaking new frameworks and offers practical guidance to increase effectiveness through multi-cultural competence.

Inclusive Talent Management: How Business Can Thrive in an Age of Diversity

by Stephen Frost and Danny Kalman | Kogan Page Limited, © 2016

Organizations traditionally have had a clear distinction between their policies on diversity and inclusion and their talent management. Inclusive Talent Management aligns talent management and diversity and inclusion, offering a fresh perspective on why the current distinction between them needs to disappear.

Driven by Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity

by David Livermore | AMACOM, © 2016

Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever before. But despite new perspectives and talents, the promise of increased innovation rarely materializes. Why are so few businesses seeing results? Driven by Difference identifies the management practices necessary to guide multicultural teams to innovation.

Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit

by Mary-Frances Winters | Berrett-Koehler Publishers, © 2020

This is the first book to define and explore Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the physical and psychological health of Black people. In this book, Mary-Frances Winters explores black fatigue, and explains why and how society needs to collectively do more to combat its pernicious effects.

October is Diversity Awareness Month

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Finding Your Way in the Hybrid Workplace

MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW ARTICLE ON REDESIGNING THE POST-PANDEMIC WORKPLACE

by MIT Sloan Management Review | © 2021, MIT Sloan Management Review

The world has experienced widespread disruption over the past year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the successful development and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, the timeline for when the so-called next normal will arrive is clearer. Leaders should begin to take steps to consider what the workplace will look like when it arrives.

There is no going back to the pre-pandemic workplace. Organizations and individuals have had no choice but to discover new ways of working. Many have reported successfully implementing years’ worth of digital transformation plans over the course of a few months. For example, mortgage loan company Freddie Mac implemented remote building inspection, and many health care providers pivoted rapidly to telemedicine. Even companies that needed to maintain a significant colocated workplace used digital innovations to improve employee and customer engagement and safety. For example, Hitachi adapted sensors to monitor social distancing in factories, and many restaurants quickly adopted virtual ordering and delivery services. Managers should begin asking themselves how they can build on such innovations to further transform their businesses instead of planning a return to ways of working that were becoming outdated and obsolete even before the pandemic.

THE NEW NORMAL: A ROADMAP TO RESILIENCE IN THE PANDEMIC ERA

by Jennifer Ashton and Sarah Toland | © 2021, William Morrow

Are you struggling to deal with the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you confused about what’s safe to do and what precautions you should be taking? Do you wonder if you should be isolating from family and friends, keeping your kids at home, or staying away from your elderly relatives? Maybe you’re one of the millions of people who lie awake worrying about falling ill? Whatever your situation and risk factors, you have no doubt been affected by the pandemic. This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to effectively manage both their physical and mental health and adjust their life to the new normal.

In The New Normal, Jennifer Ashton and Sarah Toland provide invaluable insight and advice on how to cope in a world that has been turned upside down, seemingly overnight, by the coronavirus. Their discussions illustrate the impact the virus has had on almost every aspect of life, and the anxiety, confusion, and stress that the pandemic has caused. Understanding that each and every person has experienced some form of loss and finds themselves in unfamiliar territory, the authors compassionately present an informative, reassuring, and practical guide on navigating the new reality we find ourselves in.

STRONGER THROUGH ADVERSITY: WORLD-CLASS LEADERS SHARE PANDEMIC-TESTED LESSONS ON THRIVING DURING THE TOUGHEST CHALLENGES

by Joseph A. Michelli | © 2021, McGraw-Hill

COVID-19 has disrupted business and life in ways we never imagined. Within days of the outbreak, Joseph Michelli—the world-renowned business expert who has cracked the leadership codes of Starbucks, Airbnb, Mercedes-Benz USA, and many other top companies—went to work. He contacted 140+ senior leaders at major companies about their specific challenges and how they were meeting them—getting raw yet thoughtful real-time insights into a crisis that will define an entire generation of leaders.

The result is Stronger Through Adversity. In this business guide for our times, Michelli distills best leadership practices that can be used in any company, in any industry. The author provides a deep dive into the methods, tactics, and approaches leaders have used to keep their company afloat and to position it for success long after the pandemic.

ZOOM FOR DUMMIES

by Phil Simon | © 2020, Wiley

Have you ever wondered why it's so difficult to hold a videoconference or to share your screen with a colleague? We can put a man on the moon, but we can't seem to get videoconferencing right. At least until now…

More than 300 million people have seen the light in the form of Zoom, the world's hottest communications tool. Zoom for Dummies shows you how to get the most out of Zoom. Discover how to hold group video calls; install time-saving third-party apps; dramatically improve the way that you communicate and collaborate with your colleagues; enable Zoom roles, IM groups, user groups, and other advanced features; easily move from one communications medium to another; engage your audience with interactive webinars; secure Zoom from prying eyes; and much more.

PRODUCTIVITY IS FOR ROBOTS: HOW TO (RE)CONNECT, GET CREATIVE, AND STAY HUMAN IN THE NEW WORLD

by Corey McComb | © 2021, Independently Published

In an age of where technology is capable of producing work efficiently at an ever-increasing rate, what does that mean for the value of human productivity? Is there still room for humanity’s tendency to search for meaning and purpose in this fast-paced work reality? Productivity Is For Robots is for anyone who seeks to reinvent job fulfilment toward becoming so much more than just a cog in a capitalist machine.

In Productivity Is For Robots, Corey McComb suggests that we bring humanity, ingenuity, and purpose back into our understanding of what it means to be industrious. Presenting insightful lessons from great thinkers and artists through the ages, he proposes a mindset shift that incorporates our human need for connection and meaning as the new yardstick for gauging adequate work output.

MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW ARTICLE ON THE PANDEMIC’S LESSONS FOR MANAGING UNCERTAINTY

by MIT Sloan Management Review | © 2020, MIT Sloan Management Review

Following the experiences of four companies—Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Vodafone, Arup, and Artemis Connection—over the past several months, each is facing big unknowns. None of the leaders of these companies believes they have all the answers yet; all describe their organizations as being in motion.

While each company’s experience is unique, common themes are emerging that are proving crucial to their journeys: the importance of project management; the need to embrace trial and error; the floating of big, long-term questions; and an excitement to build on the upsides of this moment. This collection of articles illustrates the four themes through the lens of these companies.

HIJACKED BY YOUR BRAIN: HOW TO FREE YOURSELF WHEN STRESS TAKES OVER

by Julian Ford and Jon Wortmann | © 2013, Sourcebooks

Stress is not the enemy. In order to reduce stress, you have to understand why your brain causes you to feel stress and how you can take advantage of it to handle the high-stress people and situations in your life.

When stress takes over, and our better judgment and attempts to cope fail us, terrible things can happen, sometimes immediately, but often gradually. You don't notice until your life is in crisis, a relationship you deeply care about falls apart, or you wake up and realize you've lost track of how to be the person you know you can be.

But why does this happen? And what's the solution?

This groundbreaking book reveals the step missing in most stress reduction guides. We can't stop stress, but we can control the effect stress has on us.

MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW ARTICLE ON MANAGING STRESS AND EMOTIONS WHEN WORKING REMOTELY

by MIT Sloan Management Review | © 2020, MIT Sloan Management Review

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the globe, more of us are starting to make changes to the way we work. Google, Microsoft, Trader Joe’s, Gap, and United Airlines are among a growing number of US companies that have already acted to address their workers’ most immediate employment concerns stemming from the pandemic, including recommending or requiring employees to work from home, offering more paid sick leave, or maintaining wages in spite of reduced hours.

MIT SMR has spent the past four years studying the science of emotions and their intersection with our lives at work. In their research, they have spoken to thousands of remote workers around the world, and from these conversations—and their own personal remote work experiences—they can attest that feeling isolated is common when working from home. Living with uncertainty in the face of a pandemic makes the current situation even more stressful. Here, they’ve pulled together top tips for both tackling the challenges of remote work and managing stress and difficult emotions.

RETURNING TO WORK AFTER COVID-19

by McKinsey & Company

FUTURE OF WORK

by Accenture

HOW WE WORK: THE RETURN

by Accenture

REMOTE TEAMWORK: A GUIDE TO BUILDING RESILIENCE

by Microsoft

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PRIDE MONTH 2021

TRANSGENDER EMPLOYEES: CREATING AN INCLUSIVE WORK COMMUNITY

by Velsoft Training Materials | Courseware Company, LTD, © 2020

A safe, inclusive workplace in many jurisdictions is not just the law; it is a goal of every employee and company that values the contributions, well-being, and productivity of everyone in the organization. In society today, individuals are of many personal communities. In addition to heterosexual or “straight” there is also LGBTQI2SAP – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, 2S, for two-spirited: an indigenous concept of two sexualities within one body, asexual and pansexual. “Trans,” however, refers to gender identity, whereas the other terms describe primarily sexual orientation. The importance of understanding terms of identification is critical to creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

Transgender Employees: Creating an Inclusive Work Community introduces the importance and elements of safe, inclusive workspaces for Transgender persons—those identifying as a gender other than the one assigned at birth. This book offers an introduction to terminology, elements, policies, and resources to build and sustain a safe, inclusive environment for Transgender employees and increase the comfort level and productivity off all in your organization.

THE QUEER ADVANTAGE: CONVERSATIONS WITH LGBTQ+ LEADERS ON THE POWER OF IDENTITY

by Andrew Gelwicks | Hachette, © 2020

Curious about what it’s like to identify as LGBTQ+? Perhaps you’re interested in people’s experiences of coming out, forging relationships, and building careers as part of this minority group? Are you a LGBTQ+ person looking to embrace your identity with confidence and harness your full potential? This book is for anyone open to gaining advice and insights from the most successful members of the LGBTQ+ community.

In The Queer Advantage, Andrew Gelwicks powerfully documents question-and-answer sessions with 51 queer men and women in various industries: including sports, the arts, and business. This collection of discussions conveys the perspectives, memories, attitudes, experiences, and—most importantly, successes—of people who have fought hard against self-defeating thoughts and bias. In doing so, the author highlights how confronting one’s fears and confusion can pave the way to one’s best self.

GENDER AMBIGUITY IN THE WORKPLACE: TRANSGENDER AND GENDER-DIVERSE DISCRIMINATION

by Alison Ash Fogarty and Lily Zheng | Praeger, © 2018

Transgender and gender-diverse identities have received scrutiny in popular culture and prompted societal debates in the past two decades, but how much has really changed in terms of workplace inclusion and legal protection? For professionals in leadership positions, activists, or anyone working toward an unbiased society, this book offers a glimpse into the obstacles that trans and gender-diverse individuals still face, and what we can do about it.

In Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace, Alison Ash Fogarty and Lily Zheng explore the various forms of discrimination and prejudice that gender-diverse people struggle with in their careers and suggest practical strategies for organizations to become truly inclusive of all gender identities.

PRIDE LEADERSHIP: STRATEGIES FOR THE LGBTQ+ LEADER TO BE THE KING OR QUEEN OF THEIR JUNGLE

by Steven Yacovelli | Publish Your Purpose Press, © 2019

Do you want to hone your skills as an inclusive leader? Perhaps you’re looking for ways to diversify and interact with minority communities in a more meaningful and authentic way? Or maybe you’re ready to grow your emotional intelligence? Whether you’re a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community or a straight professional looking to add to your inclusive leader toolbox, this book will show you how to lead with pride.

Steven Yacovelli provides an understanding of how to capitalize on your natural leadership qualities to become a more well-rounded and influential leader. In Pride Leadership, Yacovelli examines vital traits—including authenticity, courage, and empathy—that you can refine on your path to leadership excellence.

MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW ARTICLE ON BUILDING EFFECTIVE CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT ON LGBTQ RIGHTS

by MIT Sloan Management Review | MIT Sloan Management Review, © 2019

Some company leaders still worry that engaging on LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) rights will invite criticism. Traditional wisdom suggests that addressing a still divisive subject may alienate those against same-sex marriage and other LGBTQ issues. The fear is that if enough customers, employees, or investors take offense, they could initiate boycotts, quit their jobs, or sell their shares, harming the company’s financial performance in the process.

This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals how companies supportive of LGBTQ employees and political policy have found that there is gold at the end of the equal-rights rainbow.

GAYME CHANGER: HOW THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY AND THEIR ALLIES ARE CHANGING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

by Jens Schadendorf | LID Publishing Ltd, © 2021

The LGBT+ community: for a long time marginalized, stigmatized, and criminalized—today the ultimate champions of creativity, diversity, and innovation in a highly competitive world. In addition, corporate social responsibility and ethical demands for inclusiveness have now become economic directives every organization would like to attain. Gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and queer individuals are symbols of diversity and economic power—true GaYme Changers developing the global economy faster and for the better.

Supported by up-to-date research and illustrated by fascinating stories, Jens Schadendorf has traced the LGBT+ community and an increasing number of their allies from across the globe to discover the start of a revolution. It becomes clear, even in times of hostility, resistance, and crisis, it is economically and ethically beneficial for companies and societies everywhere in the world, to let LGBT+ members—individually and as part of organizations—develop into dynamic forces rooted in new forms of cooperation for ga(y)me changing results. Schadendorf shows investment in LGBT+ inclusion delivers a return. It is good for business and society and the right thing to do.

THE GLASS CLOSET: WHY COMING OUT IS GOOD BUSINESS

by John Browne | Harper Business, © 2014

Convinced that personal matters such as sexual orientation or gender identity have no place in business? Scared that outing yourself on the job may jeopardize your career? More than being a debate on the pros and cons of the so-called “coming out,” a rite of passage for LGBTQI+ individuals, this book is essential for all business leaders hoping to foster a culture of inclusion, respect, authenticity, and diversity in the workplace.

David Browne shares his vision for inclusive, diverse, and authentic workplaces in America, the UK, and the world over. This book, which is part memoir and part social commentary, offers valuable insight into the world of business for people who identify as being on the LGBTQI+ spectrum.

STAND UP TO STIGMA: HOW WE REJECT FEAR AND SHAME

by Pernessa C. Seele | Berrett-Koehler Publishers, © 2016

“Stigma” is a simple two-syllable word, yet it carries the weight of negative and often unfair beliefs that we hold about those who are different from us. Stigmas lock people into stereotyped boxes and deny us all the right to be our authentic and whole selves.

Dr. Pernessa Seele, a longtime public health activist who started one of the first AIDS education programs in the 1980s, has crafted a proven method to address stigma. This powerful book confronts stereotype development, shows how to undo the processes and effects of stigma, and explains how we can radically change cultural thinking on the individual, interpersonal, and societal levels to put an end to stigmatization once and for all.

I AM A MILLION DATA POINTS

by Splunk

INCLUSION STARTS WITH I

by Accenture

GLOBAL ACCESSIBILITY AWARENESS DAY 2021

APPROACHABLE ACCESSIBILITY: PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

by Michael Dowden and Martine Dowden | Apress, © 2019

There are hundreds of millions of people who are being left out every single day on the web due to disability or circumstance. The purpose of web accessibility is to remove barriers and bring the information, services, and functionality of the web to as many people as possible so they can be included in this global community.

Approachable Accessibility makes the topic of web accessibility as approachable as possible to help every web professional become an accessibility advocate at their companies, on their projects, and in their communities. The authors go beyond the buzzword to explore the impact our designs and decisions have on real people, along with the ethical, legal, and financial incentives for accessibility prioritization.

ACCESSIBILITY FOR EVERYONE

by Laura Kalbag | A Book Apart, © 2017

In Accessibility for Everyone, author Laura Kalbag guides you through the accessibility landscape: understand disability and impairment challenges; get a handle on important laws and guidelines; and learn how to plan for, evaluate, and test accessible design.

Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned pro, Accessibility for Everyone will help you get sure footing on the path to designing with accessibility. Author Laura Kalbag is out to make the web a fairer place.

INCLUSIVE DESIGN FOR A DIGITAL WORLD: DESIGNING WITH ACCESSIBILITY IN MIND

by Regine M. Gilbert | © Apress, 2019

What is inclusive design? It means that your product has been created with the intention of being accessible to as many different users as possible. For a long time, the concept of accessibility has been limited in terms of only defining physical spaces. However, change is afoot: personal technology now plays a part in the everyday lives of most of us, and thus it is a responsibility for designers of apps, web pages, and more public-facing tech products to make them accessible to all. Our digital era brings progressive ideas and paradigm shifts—but they are only truly progressive if everybody can participate.

In Inclusive Design for a Digital World, multiple crucial aspects of technological accessibility are confronted, followed by step-by-step solutions from User Experience Design professor and author Regine Gilbert. Think about every potential user who could be using your product. Could they be visually impaired? Have limited motor skills? Be deaf or hard of hearing? This book addresses a plethora of web accessibility issues that people with disabilities face.

PRACTICAL WEB INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ACCESS NEEDS

by Ashley Firth | Apress, © 2019

The web has to be inclusive. From Microsoft’s “inclusive design” movement—creating adaptive controllers for users with a range of disabilities—to Beyoncé’s site being sued for failure to be accessible, the importance of considering access needs is gaining mainstream attention. Recognizing and catering for a range of disabilities in our online platforms is key to achieving a truly inclusive web.

In Practical Web Inclusion and Accessibility, you’ll be guided through a broad range of access needs, the barriers users often face, and provided practical advice on how your sites can help rather than hinder. Going beyond advice tailored solely for developers, this book offers potential improvements for designers, developers, user experience professionals, QA and testers, so that everyone involved in building a website can engage with the concepts without the need to understand how to code.

DIGITAL OUTCASTS: MOVING TECHNOLOGY FORWARD WITHOUT LEAVING PEOPLE BEHIND

by Kel Smith | Morgan Kaufmann, © 2013

The blind person who tries to make an online purchase. The young girl who cannot speak due to a cognitive disability. The man confined to his home due to permanent injury. The single mother with a long-term illness who struggles to feed her family…

With so many people worldwide currently living with a disability, the term "outcast" covers numerous scenarios. Digital outcasts rely on technology for everyday services that many people take for granted. However, poorly designed products risk alienating this important (and growing) population.

Citing real-world case studies from healthcare to social science, Digital Outcasts examines the emerging legal and cultural impact of inclusive design.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2021

FAST-TRACK YOUR LEADERSHIP CAREER

by Rashim Mogha | Women Lead Publishing, © 2018

Providing concrete examples on how to identify your superpower, this book will teach you how to build your brand, invest in yourself, navigate work politics, and build a support system that will propel you along the road to success.

Author Rashim Mogha’s career journey has come with its share of challenges. From a project manager passed over for a promotion, to holding progressive leadership roles at NIIT, VMWare, Amazon and Oracle, she’s devised a template for what worked for her (and what didn’t). In Fast-Track Your Leadership Career, Mogha shares that template so that you too can accelerate your climb up the leadership career ladder.

FAST-TRACK YOUR LEADERSHIP CAREER: A GUIDED JOURNAL

by Rashim Mogha | Rashim Mogha, © 2018

As a companion to Fast-Track Your Leadership Career, this Guided Journal features thought-provoking questions that allow you to assess and align your “superpower” to your own individual success.

Rashim Mogha’s career journey has been a winding road to ultimately discovering what made her happy. She kept a journal that she revisited any time she needed to find clarity in her life or when she needed to become more centered and more resilient. Most importantly, she used journaling to help her devise her roadmap to success. In this Guided Journal, she implores you to write down your thoughts, feelings, and successes and failures to help you realize your path to success.

THE CONFIDENCE CODE: THE SCIENCE AND ART OF SELF-ASSURANCE—WHAT WOMEN SHOULD KNOW

by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman | © HarperCollins, 2014

Why do so many women, even the most successful, struggle with feelings of self-doubt? Is there a secret to channeling our inner confidence?

Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition, The Confidence Code provides an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career.

DARE TO LEAD: BRAVE WORK. TOUGH CONVERSATIONS. WHOLE HEARTS

by Brené Brown | Random House, © 2018

In Dare to Lead, author Brené Brown provides a number of thought-provoking ideas on owning your fears, being daring instead of comfortable, and building an organizational culture that’s based on bravery and vulnerability. She effortlessly outlines the skills that underpin courageous leadership and shows how being vulnerable can actually help you on your way to leadership excellence.

HOW REMARKABLE WOMEN LEAD: THE BREAKTHROUGH MODEL FOR WORK AND LIFE

by Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston, and Geoffrey Lewis | Tantor, © 2012

How Remarkable Women Lead shares an optimistic view of success and leadership. The authors discuss provocative issues such as whether feminine leadership traits (for women and men) are better suited for our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and increasingly complex world.

Authors Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston—both McKinsey & Company Consultants—discuss the correlations between joy, happiness, and distinctive performance with their five-point model of Centered Leadership: meaning, framing, connecting, engaging, and energizing.

WOMEN CHANGE THE WORLD: NOTEWORTHY WOMEN ON CULTIVATING YOUR POTENTIAL AND ACHIEVING SUCCESS

by Michelle Patterson (ed) | BenBella Books 2014

Compiled by the president of the Global Women Foundation, Michelle Patterson, Women Change the World features essays from remarkable women such as Janet Bray Attwood, Dame DC Cordova, Wendy Lea, Sharon Lechter, Dr. Marissa Pei, and more. These women offer their wisdom and advice to other women who are just starting their professional careers or are looking to advance.

The essays in Women Change the World present sage advice from women in a variety of professions who want to inspire and guide other women in their personal development or philanthropic endeavors.

MASTERING YOUR INNER CRITIC AND 7 OTHER HIGH HURDLES TO ADVANCEMENT: HOW THE BEST WOMEN LEADERS PRACTICE SELF-AWARENESS TO CHANGE WHAT REALLY MATTERS

by Susan Mackenty Brady | McGraw-Hill, © 2019

We all have that little voice inside our heads that talk down to ourselves, tell us we aren’t good enough, or judge others. It’s our inner critic, and it can sabotage us from advancing in our careers (and lives) if we aren’t careful. The book also includes 7 other hurdles that may stand in your way of advancement, such as Bias, Clarity, and Recognized Confidence, to name a few.

Mastering Your Inner Critic and 7 Other High Hurdles to Advancement includes stories and strategies from high-powered, successful women in all stages of their careers to help you quiet that little voice inside your head so you can focus on the goals that matter to you.

ATHENA RISING: HOW AND WHY MEN SHOULD MENTOR WOMEN

by W. Brad Johnson and David Smith | Bibliomotion, © 2016

Many young women just entering the workforce or women in junior roles are often advised to find a mentor. Athena Rising is a book for men to understand how and why mentoring these women is important, and offers sage advice to men in executive or leadership roles for helping the women in their teams or organizations achieve success.

Authors W. Brad Johnson and David Smith believe that mentoring women is key to an organization’s long-term survival, and that by helping women thrive in the workplace, you'll change women's lives, improve the work environment, and make your organization more competitive.

GRIT: THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE

by Angela Duckworth | Simon & Schuster, © 2016

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to succeed time and again, while others, regardless of their talents, seem to fall short? Enthusiasm and perseverance are essential qualities toward the pursuit of excellence; Grit shows you how to develop these qualities in order to achieve your fullest potential.

Is talent or passion what drives success? Grit is a compelling guide to becoming your best self in any life pursuit and encourages you to persevere and succeed in your chosen journey. Based on extensive research, Angela Duckworth offers sage advice for anyone who seeks guidance on working smarter and harder to achieve career fulfillment.

BREAKING THROUGH: STORIES AND BEST PRACTICES FROM COMPANIES THAT HELP WOMEN SUCCEED

by Martine Liautaud | Wiley, © 2016

Breaking Through shows you how useful mentoring is and guides you through how to best take advantage of it. Additionally, the book provides encouragement and inspiration for women entrepreneurs and leaders.

In Breaking Through, Liautaud makes a compelling case for the effectiveness of mentoring, with real women's stories of success.

CHAMPIONING WOMEN LEADERS: BEYOND SPONSORSHIP

by Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj and Kitty Chisholm

Examining the reasons why championing works and why it is so important for female executive development in particular, Championing Women Leaders is a user-friendly guide to developing workplace champions for female leaders in any organization.

In Championing Women Leaders, authors Janjuha-Jivraj and Chisholm share the stories of several women’s progress into leadership to demonstrate how these women raise the visibility of championship, and what power and value can be unleashed when women with great potential, the “ones to watch” (OTWs), are truly championed in every sense of the word.

BECOMING THE BOSS: NEW RULES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS

by Lindsey Pollak | HarperCollins, © 2014

Becoming the Boss provides a guide for young professionals interested in leadership positions. Pollak has compiled everything she’s learned in her leadership career—both do’s and don’ts—to provide you with comprehensive information about how to be the best leader you can be, with a particular focus on your first months and years as the boss.

Pollak admits that the classic rules of leadership and success—such as confidence, intelligence, and charisma—will never really change; however, she asserts that a “revolution” is taking place on a myriad of fronts.

THE GENIUS HABIT: HOW ONE HABIT CAN RADICALLY CHANGE YOUR WORK AND YOUR LIFE

by Laura Garnett | Recorded Books, © 2019

Whether you’re just taking your first steps toward a career, or you’re a seasoned career veteran looking to inject some fresh energy into your position, Laura Garnett’s The Genius Habit shows you how the journey to finding long-term professional success and satisfaction starts with building the one habit that will make your career ambitions a reality.

The author believes that each one of us has a unique genius—a distinctive way of thinking and problem-solving we already possess. In this book, you’ll learn that tapping into your genius is less about changing yourself and more about cultivating the gifts you already have into a highly effective way of operating.

THE MECE MUSE: 100+ SELECTED PRACTICES, UNWRITTEN RULES, AND HABITS OF GREAT CONSULTANTS

by Christie Lindor | Tessi Media LLC, © 2018

Great consultants possess a je ne sais quoi that are equal parts confidence, passion, technical acumen, purpose, and charisma. Great consultants are authentically imperfect; they take life by the reins and forge ahead with certainty.

In The MECE Muse, author Christie Lindor presents selected practices of great consulting in three distinct categories: the mindset of great consultants, how great consultants are conditioned for success, and ways to create a sustainable consulting career.

BEING THE BOSS: THE 3 IMPERATIVES FOR BECOMING A GREAT LEADER

by Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback | Tessi Media LLC, © 2018

Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback’s Being the Boss explains how to manage yourself, a network, and a team—the 3 Imperatives of Leadership—to help you ultimately master the most daunting challenges of leadership. Including inspiring stories and sage advice, the book offers a framework that’s robust enough to help you figure out where to focus your time and attention, as well as to continue to develop yourself and serve as a catalyst for your company’s continued success and growth.

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FLEXIBLE WORKING

by Gemma Dale | Kogan Page, © 2021

Flexible Working shows that working practices outside the standard 9-5, five-days-a-week in the office can benefit a company. It drives employee engagement and performance, reduces costs and workplace stress and improves talent acquisition from a more diverse talent pool. It also explains how a proactive flexible working strategy can have sustainability benefits and reduce a company's carbon footprint. Including case studies from organizations such as Zurich Insurance, and supported by rigorous analysis of flexible working data, this is essential reading for all HR professionals.

SEPTEMBER 2022

Promotions are So Yesterday

by Julie Winkle Giulioni | Association for Talent Development (ATD), © 2022

In Promotions Are So Yesterday, Julie Winkle Giulioni offers you a new approach for developing your employees' careers and helping them thrive in a company when promotions are not readily available. Help bring your employees and your organization to even greater achievement with a strategy that will increase your employees' job satisfaction, performance, knowledge, and skills, and strengthen your organization's workforce.

AUGUST 2022

SAVING FACE

by Maya Hu-Chan | Berrett-Koehler, © 2020

Organizations now need to attract, retain, and motivate teams and employees across distance, time zones, and cultural differences. Building authentic and lasting human relations may be the most important calling for leaders in this century. According to management and global leadership specialist Maya Hu-Chan, the concept of "saving face" can help any leader preserve dignity and create more empathetic cross-cultural relationships.

JULY 2022

The Burnout Fix

by Jacinta M. Jiménez | McGraw Hill, © 2021

In The Burnout Fix, the award-winning psychologist and board-certified leadership coach Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez shows you how to harness science-backed resilience strategies to survive, and thrive, in today’s “always on, always connected” world―where a reported 60% of employees report being stressed out all or most of the time at work. You’ll learn how integrate healthy personal “PULSE” practices into all aspects of your life, from pacing for performance and leveraging leisure time to securing a support system and evaluating how to regain control of your time and priorities.

JUNE 2022

The Journey Beyond Fear

by John Hagel III | McGraw Hill, © 2021

Uncertainty has been the name of the game for years―and the feeling reached an all-time high when COVID-19 hit. Even the savviest, smartest, toughest people are understandably feeling enormous pressure and often feeling paralyzed by fear. The Journey Beyond Fear provides everything you need to identify your fears, face your fears, move beyond your fears―and cultivate emotions that motivate you to pursue valuable business opportunities, realize your full potential, and create opportunities that benefit all.

MAY 2022

The New World of Work

by Peter Cheese | Kogan Page, © 2021

Work has changed forever. How can HR and leaders adapt? How can they deal with the well-being and productivity crisis, address the skills gap and build better organizations? This book has the answer. Written by a leading voice in the people profession, The New World of Work takes an evidence-based approach to provide practical advice on how the business and employees can succeed.

April 2022

Crucial Conversations

by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, and Emily Gregory | McGraw-Hill Education, © 2021

Crucial Conversations provides powerful skills to ensure every conversation―especially difficult ones―leads to the results you want. It teaches readers how to be persuasive rather than abrasive, how to get back to productive dialogue when others blow up or clam up, and it offers powerful skills for mastering high-stakes conversations, regardless of the topic or person.

March 2022

Invisible Women

by Caroline Criado Perez | Blackstone Publishing, © 2019

In Invisible Women, celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research, diving into women's lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor's office, and more.

February 2022

Talking Back, Talking Black

by John McWhorter | © 2019, Recorded Books

This book examines the origin and structure of Black English and the cultural, educational, and political issues that have hindered the acknowledgment of this fascinating, empowering vernacular.

January 2022

Stronger Through Adversity

by Joseph A. Michelli | © 2021, McGraw-Hill

If you’re looking to understand how organizations manage to succeed and emerge more resilient from a crisis, look no further than leadership strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Stronger Through Adversity, author Joseph Michelli accumulates keen business insights from more than 140 successful executives and distils it into a guidebook on how to thrive during periods of chaos and uncertainty. Whether you are a first-time business owner in need of some guidance, an everyday breadwinner who wishes to create financial stability for their family, or a seasoned business professional, everyone can profit from the powerful business lessons honed through experience by industry leaders such as Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, Mercedes-Benz USA, Marriott, Target, Kohl’s, DHL, Verizon, and others. Having been put to the test and proven effective during the turmoil of a global pandemic, the leadership truths in this book are sure to benefit organizations in any industry.

December 2021

Empowered

by Marty Cagan and Chris Jones | Wiley, © 2021

What is it that sets innovative companies apart from their competitors? Is it a question of funding? Are they exclusively recruiting superstar designers and engineers? Empowered suggests another explanation: that their extraordinary output is the result of how these organizations strengthen ordinary employees.

By combining practical advice with inspirational passages about the relationship between empowerment and leadership, Empowered invites you to consider the potential inside every member of your team. And then find the key to unlock it.

November 2021

CORPORATIONS COMPASSION CULTURE

by Keesa C. Schreane | Wiley, © 2021

Author Keesa Schreane delivers insight into what it takes for businesses to drive real social and corporate change toward inclusion and equity, while sharing her personal story about the challenges of being a woman of color in today’s corporate environment. Through hard work, talent, and—you guessed it—compassion, she has risen to become one of today’s luminaries in the area of responsible leadership in global corporations. Business executives, HR directors, diversity and inclusion professionals, and sustainability leaders will value her direct, no-nonsense approach.

October 2021

BLOCKCHAIN BASICS

by Daniel Drescher | Apress, © 2017

Blockchain Basics bridges the gap that exists between purely technical guides about the blockchain and purely business-focused guides. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications.

You'll learn: what the blockchain is; why it is needed and what problem it solves; why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential; major components and their purpose; how various components of the blockchain work and interact; limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them; and major application scenarios.

September 2021

The Work-Life Balance Myth

by David J. McNeff | © 2021, McGraw-Hill

“All of us have Seven Slices in our lives: our Family Slice, our Professional Slice, our Personal Slice, our Physical Slice, our Intellectual Slice, our Emotional Slice, and our Spiritual Slice. These all need to be served in some fashion―and in serving them, they, in turn, serve us.”

This relatively simple but profoundly critical concept is at the heart of the method executive coach David McNeff has used to transform the lives and careers of his clients. It begins with two important facts: 1) stress happens―you can’t avoid it; and 2) your existence is composed of far more than “work” and “life.”

The Work-Life Balance Myth won’t make your life perfect―no one can do that, and you shouldn’t trust anyone who makes that promise. What this book will do is provide you with proven new ways of framing your life, seeing stress for what it is, and vastly improving your ability to navigate the emotional challenges that will inevitably arise in a way that serves your Seven Slices.

August 2021

The Infinite Leader

by Chris Lewis and Pippa Malmgren | Kogan Page, 2021

In years to come, people should be able to look back at 2020 and say it was the year that changed everything. There’s no doubt it will hold more than the usual memories. It was a vivid experience, where everything became heightened and exaggerated. If there was ever a time when leadership could be seen and assessed, this was it. Better than any MBA or training course, at both individual and group level, this was leadership put to the test repeatedly and relentlessly.

The Infinite Leader is a roadmap to introducing balance back into organizations. You can adapt your stance to the infinite possibilities facing you as a leader, and balance the main quadrants of the rational, emotional, spiritual and physical leader, to deliver sustainable leadership with integrity. Business is still about people—people operate across paradoxes and opposing forces, in a world that confounds these influences. Leaders need to continuously juggle and neutralize these to succeed. Be what your people need you to be and learn what they don't teach you in business schools; remain analytical and numbers-focused when needed, but also bring your heart, person and integrity to leadership.

JULY 2021

DEMANDING MORE

by Sheree Atcheson | Kogan Page, © 2021

Look around you. Is your workplace as diverse and accepting as it should be? From accusations of racism in high political office, award-winning actors admitting the sets they work on aren't inclusive, to everyday occurrences of sexism, agism, racism and more, we are far from where we need to be.

Demanding More moves beyond HR speak to clearly explain what diversity and inclusion are and what it means in the everyday experience of millions of people, both at work and in life. Sheree Atcheson, Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Peakon and ex Monzo, draws on her experience as a young woman of color in an overly white male tech environment; she lives and breathes the issues she writes about. In Demanding More, she calls out the lack of awareness around privilege, unchecked and unconscious biases and details what intersectionality does to feelings of discrimination and disadvantage.

JUNE 2021

THE LONG-DISTANCE TEAMMATE

by Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel | Berrett-Koehler, © 2021

Written by the founders of the Remote Leadership Institute, The Long-Distance Teammate tackles three important issues: navigating the personal and interpersonal, growing the skills to be productive, and communicating effectively—all from a distance. In short, there is a big difference between working at home and being an effective member of a team. This practical guide describes that difference and allows you to be a great remote teammate.

May 2021

THE 5 DISCIPLINES OF INCLUSIVE LEADERS

by Andrés Tapia and Alina Polonskaia | Berrett-Koehler, © 2020

The 5 Disciplines of Inclusive Leaders focuses on the significance of embracing diversity in today’s globalized world and outlines the intricacies of establishing inclusionary work practices. While explicitly spelling out the five disciplines needed to become a D&I leader, the authors show how harnessing the hidden talent in diversity and fostering an inclusive culture makes for first-rate organizational growth.

April 2021

WORKINSPIRED

by Aron Ain | McGraw-Hill, © 2019

WorkInspired discusses ways to improve the company culture and explores how to become a more people-oriented leader. The author explains how this can be achieved through the three core competencies of character, competence, and collaboration. Author Aron Ain fervently advocates for family-oriented workplaces that value and trust employees toward building a mutually-beneficial organizational culture.

March 2021

THE FEARLESS ORGANIZATION

by Amy Edmondson

Written for leaders and teams, this step-by-step resource is filled with illustrative scenario-based examples and provides a clear path forward for implementing a culture that thrives on the free expression of ideas and nurturing engagement.

FEBRUARY 2021

THE PHOENIX PROJECT

by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford

In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.

JANUARY 2021

CONTAGIOUS YOU

by Anese Cavanaugh

For anyone who’s sought to create change, or felt sucked into the drama and chaos of a toxic work environment, this book will advance the notion that everyone at an organization is a leader—for good or for bad—and that leaders have tremendous power to influence those who follow their example.

DECEMBER 2020

THE LONG-DISTANCE LEADER

by Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

As more organizations adopt a remote workforce, the challenges of leading at a distance become more urgent than ever. The cofounders of the Remote Leadership Institute show leaders how to guide their teams by recalling the foundational principles of leadership.

NOVEMBER 2020

SMARTCUTS

by Shane Snow

Delving into the reasons why some people and some organizations are able to achieve incredible things in implausibly short time frames, this thoughtful book shows how each of us can use "smartcuts" to rethink convention and accelerate success.

OCTOBER 2020

7 LENSES

by Linda Fisher Thornton

Offering a clear, actionable road map for leading ethically, this book takes us beyond the triple bottom line to ethical leadership, and provides 14 Guiding Principles that help us honor them.

SEPTEMBER 2020

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES FOR BETTER MENTORING

by Lois J. Zachary & Lisa Z. Fain

In Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring, the authors provide insights on how to improve the development and growth of individuals through successful mentoring.

AUGUST 2020

THE MECE MUSE

by Christie Lindor

Great consultants possess a je ne sais quoi that are equal parts confidence, passion, technical acumen, purpose, and charisma. Great consultants are authentically imperfect; they take life by the reins and forge ahead with certainty.

JULY 2020

DIVERSITY BEYOND LIP SERVICE

by La’Wana Harris

The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. Harris’s method helps people realize that sharing power isn’t the same as losing it.

JUNE 2020

FANOCRACY

by Reiko Scott, David Meerman Scott

In Fanocracy, the authors examine how to create a “fandom”—a band of loyal patrons who share a common interest, and they present handy steps to create your own “fanocracy.”

MAY 2020

THINK LIKE AMAZON

by John Rossman

In Think Like Amazon, author John Rossman reveals how to think strategically and innovatively in order to become a forerunner in today’s digital age.

APRIL 2020

VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP

by Penny Pullan

Virtual Leadership explores the challenges associated with working remotely, and guides you on how to lead virtual teams.

MARCH 2020

THE TECHNOLOGY FALLACY

by Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky, Garth R. Andrus

In The Technology Fallacy, the authors discuss ways in which companies can respond successfully to digital disruption.

FEBRUARY 2020

SEEING DIGITAL

by David C. Moschella

In Seeing Digital, the author discusses the coming digital storm and the ways in which companies and individual employees can prepare themselves for success.

NOVEMBER 2019

ADAPTIVE SPACE

by Michael J. Arena

Adaptive Space explores how organizations can become successful by acclimating to a dynamic business landscape.

OCTOBER 2019

BRING YOUR HUMAN TO WORK

by Erica Keswin

In Bring Your Human to Work, author Erica Keswin explores the ways in which being a better human can positively impact business, the workday, and the bottom line.