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Knot Today: From Honor, Character & Integrity to Hell. And Back. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781099819520
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Published: Scott Aubin - June 26th, 2019

Undiagnosed PTSD. Does Death Follow me? It’s a damn good thing I joined the Air Force and not the Navy. In the Navy they teach you proper knots. The knot I tied around my neck didn’t hold when I stepped off the ladder. Suicide? Knot Today. For the first time in years, as I lay on the cold concrete of that garage, I was glad to be alive.

Next Stage: In Your Retirement, Create the Life You Want Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982229320
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Published: Balboa Press - July 15th, 2019

Every day, thousands of people turn sixty-five - some feel excitement, some feel scared, most feel both. While many may still work, raise children or pursue their career goals, most of these pressures are fading into the past. People realize that they will likely live for decades longer and are starting to have serious questions.

Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780470933114
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Published: Wiley - March 22nd, 2011

Praise for Engaged Leadership, Second Edition

"Engaged Leadership is the best of both worlds: an engaging business story coupled with a primer on the practical skills all leaders need. In the book, Swindall provides many useful tools for successfully meeting twelve major leadership challenges. I recommend it."

Nine Lies about Work: A Freethinking Leader's Guide to the Real World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781633696303
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Published: Harvard Business Review Press - April 2nd, 2019

Forget what you know about the world of work

You crave feedback. Your organization's culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing.

Tell Me Somethin' Good!: A Simple Guide to Overcoming Negativity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781735277103
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Published: Thirteen Stories Publishing - September 1st, 2020

We live in a negative world. We get it regularly from media outlets because it sells. There is no shortage of it from the people around us every day either. Coworkers, bosses, subordinates, friends, family, and strangers on the street will seek us out to share the crud in their lives.

Pancake Principle: Seventeen Sticky Ways To Make Your Customers Flip For You Cover Image
ISBN: 9798673047071
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Published: Patrick Henry - August 6th, 2020

What's the difference between good and great? What's the difference between olympic gold and the fourth place finisher we'll never know? What's the difference between Garth Brooks and the guy playing a Garth Brooks song from a lonely barstool? Talent? No way!

TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations That Create Connection, Health, and Happiness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401942489
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Published: Hay House Inc. - May 3rd, 2016

Do you say yes when you really mean no? Do you avoid conflict at all costs? Are you waiting for someone in your life to change in order to get what you want? If so, you’re not alone. Most people will do anything to avoid the unpleasant sensations that accompany having an honest exchange—even if it’s as simple as declining an invitation.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592408412
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Published: Avery - April 7th, 2015

The #1 New York Times bestseller. More than 2 million copies sold!

Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us!

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781119477242
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Published: Wiley - November 20th, 2018

Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlementand Drive Big Results Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250171481
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 19th, 2017

The New York Times bestselling author of Reality-Based Leadership rejects the current fad of "engaging" employees and the emotional drama of "meeting their needs"--returning leadership to leaders and productivity to businesses.

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682612385
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Published: Savio Republic - February 28th, 2017

National Bestseller!

As seen on The Today Show!

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in 5 seconds.  

Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears.  What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your

The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis

Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

More than 7 million copies sold worldwide
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592858491
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Published: Hazelden Publishing - August 27th, 2010

Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection, has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in print.

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812985801
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Published: Random House - April 4th, 2017

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.

Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us!

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399592522
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Published: Random House - October 9th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812985818
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 27th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection

Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses Into Results Cover Image
By Cy Wakeman, Larry Winget (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780470613504
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Published: Jossey-Bass - September 21st, 2010

Leadership strategies grounded in reality and focused on results

The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, & Will Make You Happier Cover Image
ISBN: 9781118413685
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Published: Jossey-Bass - April 30th, 2013

The key to understanding how your manager calculates your real value--and how to boost it

More than anything else, you need to understand exactly how your employer evaluates you, and your annual performance review doesn't tell the whole story.

Leadership: In Turbulent Times Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476795935
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

The New York Times bestselling book about the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin “should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country, and ourselves” (The Washington Post).

“After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't Cover Image
ISBN: 9781591848011
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Published: Portfolio - May 23rd, 2017

Finally in paperback: the New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780071771320
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Published: McGraw-Hill Education - September 9th, 2011

The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate

Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior Cover Image
ISBN: 9780071829311
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Published: McGraw-Hill Education - June 14th, 2013

Hold anyone accountable. Master performance discussions. Get RESULTS.

Broken promises, missed deadlines, poor behavior--they don't just make others' lives miserable; they can sap up to 50 percent of organizational performance and account for the vast majority of divorces.

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition (Paperback) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780071808866
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Published: McGraw-Hill Education - May 17th, 2013


An INFLUENCER leads change.
An INFLUENCER replaces bad behaviors with powerful new skills.
An INFLUENCER makes things happen.
This is what it takes to be an INFLUENCER.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Cover Image
By Gallup
ISBN: 9781595620156
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Published: Gallup Press - February 1st, 2007

Discover your strengths and learn how to use your greatest natural talents to get the most out of your life. 


Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped.

Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow Cover Image
By Gallup
ISBN: 9781595620255
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Published: Gallup Press - January 6th, 2009

From the author of the long-running #1 bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0 comes a landmark study of great leaders, teams and the reasons why people follow.

Nearly a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of strengths.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't Cover Image
ISBN: 9780066620992
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Published: Harper Business - October 16th, 2001

The Challenge
Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.

Going Deep: Becoming a Person of Influence Cover Image
ISBN: 9780785226086
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Published: Thomas Nelson - October 17th, 2011

Jump into the Deep End

What is a deep person? If you'd like to become one, would you know how? Would you like to help others become deep? If so, you have come to the right place.

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781422105764
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Published: Harvard Business Review Press - April 14th, 2009

The guide to approaching leadership in a rapidly changing world.

When change requires you to challenge people's familiar reality, it can be difficult, dangerous work. Whatever the context--whether in the private or the public sector--many will feel threatened as you push though major changes. But as a leader, you need to find a way to make it work.

Systems Thinking for Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603585804
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 16th, 2015

Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions. But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed. Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the opposite of what they want over time.

Thinking in Systems: A Primer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603580557
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - December 3rd, 2008

In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth--the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet-- Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.

How to Work with and Lead People Not Like You: Practical Solutions for Today's Diverse Workplace Cover Image
ISBN: 9781119369950
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Published: Wiley - August 14th, 2017

If you're in a diverse team, you know employee differences can cause miscommunication, lower trust, and hurt productivity. . . It doesn't have to be this way

The people you work with may be from a different generation, different culture, different race, different gender, or just a different philosophy toward work and life in general, but you need to work together toward a common goal.

Virtual Culture: The Way We Work Doesn't Work Anymore, a Manifesto Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619617216
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Published: Lioncrest Publishing - December 21st, 2017

It's the twenty-first century, yet most companies maintain a twentieth century corporate culture. Despite instant communication and collaboration through wireless computers and smartphones, employers needlessly rent or own office space.

Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250235374
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 1st, 2019

* New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller multiple years running
* Translated into 20 languages, with more than half a million copies sold worldwide

* A Hudson and Indigo Best Book of the Year
* Recommended by Shona Brown, Rachel Hollis, Jeff Kinney, Daniel Pink, Sheryl Sandberg, and Gretchen Rubin

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802418401
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Published: Northfield Publishing - January 1st, 2019

Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages®(over 12 million copies sold),

Dramatically improve workplace relationships simply by learning your coworkers’ language of appreciation.

This book will give you the tools to improve staff morale, create a more positive workplace, and increase employee engagement.

Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces Cover Image
By Karen Catlin, Sally McGraw (Editor)
ISBN: 9781732723306
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Published: Better Allies Press - January 14th, 2019

Are you looking to build a workplace culture with a certain buzz about it? Where employees are thriving and engagement survey scores are through the roof. Where people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are hired and set up for success--and they all want their friends to work there too, because it's so awesome.

Why We Work (TED Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476784861
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Published: Simon & Schuster/ TED - September 1st, 2015

An eye-opening, groundbreaking tour of the purpose of work in our lives, showing how work operates in our culture and how you can find your own path to happiness in the workplace.

Why do we work? The question seems so simple.

Principles: Life and Work Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501124020
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 19th, 2017

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results i

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061251320
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Published: Harper Business - June 7th, 2011

Tribal Leadership gives amazingly insightful perspective on how people interact and succeed. I learned about myself and learned lessons I will carry with me and reflect on for the rest of my life.”
—John W. Fanning, Founding Chairman and CEO napster Inc.

How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982132156
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

The New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

The essential leadership playbook. Learn the principles and guiding philosophies of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and many others through illuminating conversations about their remarkable lives and careers.

Why Do I Work Here?: Transformative Thought About Business Culture And Relationships Cover Image
ISBN: 9781734488654
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Published: Mark W. Chamberlain - September 8th, 2020


A change is coming, a new way of creating workplace culture, a new way of thinking about your life and the people in it, a new mindset, a new paradigm. It's already happening. Do you want to get on board?

Worked Over: How Round-the-Clock Work Is Killing the American Dream Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541618343
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Published: Basic Books - September 8th, 2020

An award-winning sociologist reveals the unexpected link between overwork and inequality.

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804140867
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Published: Harmony - March 17th, 2015

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world.

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525572428
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Published: Currency - September 25th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling authors of Sprint comes a simple 4-step system for improving focus, finding greater joy in your work, and getting more out of every day.