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Dr. Brené Brown is a professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership.
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Becoming
by Michelle Obama (Nov 13, 2018)
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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerfu...
Brene Brown
Nov 13, 2018
Reading an advance copy of @michelleobama’s new memoir and it’s so damn good. Good for my heart, my head, and my soul.     source
The Ride of a Lifetime
Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
by Robert Iger (Sep 23, 2019)
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A grand vision defined: The CEO of Disney, one of Time's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more inten...
Brene Brown
I expected a book written by the person who has led Disney for decades to be defined by both gripping storytelling and deep leadership wisdom. The author delivers, and then some! This book is leadership gold—you won’t forget the stories or the lessons.     source
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I'm Still Here
Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
by Austin Channing Brown (May 15, 2018)
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From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America. Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age 7, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in m...
Brene Brown
Jun 05, 2020
This book shifted my soul! Love to you @austinchanning     source
The Moment of Lift
How Empowering Women Changes the World
by Melinda Gates (Apr 23, 2019)
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A debut from Forbes' third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. ...
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An urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world.     source
Everything Is Figureoutable
by Marie Forleo (Sep 10, 2019)
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Do you ever have trouble finishing what you start? Do amazing ideas come to you all the time but after the initial excitement wanes you struggle to follow through? If you're creative and ambitious, the answer is likely yes.The problem isn't you. It's not that you're not hardworking, intelligent or deserving, but that you haven't yet installed the o...
Brene Brown
Smart, funny, and as brilliant as it is straightforward. LOVED it!     source
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Self-Compassion
The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
by Dr. Kristin Neff (Jun 23, 2015)
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The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly above average to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we do manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we c...
Brene Brown
Neff’s powerful research and her ability to explain how self-compassion affects our everyday lives makes this book a transformative read.     source
Positive Discipline
The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills
by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. (May 30, 2006)
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For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen coaches parents and te...
Brene Brown
For new parents, I love this series.     source
Imperfect Courage
Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared
by Jessica Honegger (Aug 14, 2018)
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Want to make a move but scared to leave your comfort zone? Go anyway."Jessica's perspective of global sisterhood and the power of lifting each other up in the midst of fear and scarcity is exactly what we need today. This book is both an invitation and a challenge to bravely show up for ourselves, for the people we love, and for the strangers that ...
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Jessica’s perspective of global sisterhood and the power of lifting one another up in the midst of fear and scarcity is exactly what we need today. This book is both an invitation and a challenge to bravely show up for ourselves, for the people we love, and for the strangers that we will one day call family. I say, ‘Amen!     source
Why Won't You Apologize?
Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts
by Harriet Lerner PhD (Oct 10, 2017)
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If you want to know why Harriet Lerner is one of my great heroes, Why Wont You Apologize? is the answer. This book is a game changer. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rising StrongHarriet Lerner is one hell of a wise woman. She draws you in with deft and engaging prose, and then changes your life with her rigorous ...
Brene Brown
If you want to know why Harriet Lerner is one of my great heroes, Why Won’t You Apologize? is the answer. This book is a game changer.     source
Dance of Anger, The
A Woman's Guide To Changing The Patterns Of Intimate Relationships
by Harriet Lerner (Mar 07, 2014)
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"Anger is a signal and one worth listening to," writes Dr. Harriet Lerner, in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers. While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. In this engaging ...
Brene Brown
Helpful for couples in that 'I’m screaming and he’s/she’s shutting down' cycle.     source
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The Book of Qualities
by J. Ruth Gendler (Jan 27, 1988)
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From Beauty to Compassion, from Pleasure to Terror, from Resignation to Joy -- here is an insightful exploration of the rich diversity of human qualities. J. Ruth Gendler's evocative book has as its cast of familiar characters our own emotions, brought to life with a poet's wisdom and an artist's perceptive eye. In The Book of Qualities' magical co...
Brene Brown
Apr 15, 2013
I’m so glad I found this book. It was published 25 years ago and it’s magical. Author J. Ruth Gendler explores all of the emotions and qualities that we know so well and brings them to life.     source
Love, Henri
Letters on the Spiritual Life
by Henri J. M. Nouwen (Jun 26, 2018)
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Seven million copies of his books in print! This collection of over 100 unpublished letters from the bestselling author of such spiritual classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Wounded Healer offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokeness, and mercy.Over the course of his life, Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of l...
Brene Brown
The author's timeless words and loving spirit are quiet prayers that will forever live in my heart.     source
Positive Discipline Parenting Tools
The 49 Most Effective Methods to Stop Power Struggles, Build Communication, and Raise Empowered, Capable Kids
by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. (Nov 15, 2016)
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Do you wish there was a way to raise well-behaved children without punishment? Are you afraid the only alternative is being overly indulgent? With Positive Discipline, an encouragement model based on both kindness and firmness, you don’t have to choose between these two extremes. Using these 49 Positive Discipline tools, honed and perfected after y...
Brene Brown
For new parents, I love this series.     source
Positive Discipline
The First Three Years
Brene Brown
For new parents, I love this series.     source
Positive Discipline for Preschoolers
For Their Early Years--Raising Children Who are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful (Positive Discipline Library)
by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. (Mar 27, 2007)
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Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won’t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my p...
Brene Brown
For new parents, I love this series.     source
The Power of Starting Something Stupid
by Richie Norton (Mar 05, 2013)
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What if the smartest people in the world understand something that the rest of us dont? (They do.) What if they know that in order to achieve success, they will sometimes have to do things that others may initially perceive as stupid? The fact of the matter is that the smartest people in the world dont run from stupid, they lean into it (in a smart...
Brene Brown
Apr 15, 2013
I love his ideas on projects vs. abstract ideas, and I’m a complete convert to his SMART plan: Serve, Thank, Ask, Receive, Trust.     source
Positive Discipline A-Z
1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems (Positive Discipline Library)
by Jane Nelsen Ed.D. (Mar 27, 2007)
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As a parent, you face one of the most challenging—and rewarding—roles of your life. No matter how much you love your child, there will still be moments filled with anger, frustration, and, at times, desperation. What do you do? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series for its consistent, co...
Brene Brown
For new parents, I love this series.     source
The Soul of Money
Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources
by Lynne Twist (Oct 17, 2006)
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This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money—earning it, spending it, and giving it away—can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal s...
Brene Brown
A life-changing read. With warmth, honesty, and storytelling, Lynne turns everything we think we know about money upside down…It's the book we all need right now.     source
Marriage Rules
A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
by Harriet Lerner (Dec 31, 2012)
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Coupling up is complicatedDr. Harriet Lerners marriage rules are not. This marriage book provides couples therapy in a unique format perfect for todays world. The renowned author of The Dance of Anger gives readers more than one hundred rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships.Marriage Rules offers new relationship advice to a...
Brene Brown
This is the marriage book we’ve been waiting for!     source
Lead Yourself First
Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude
by Raymond M. Kethledge (Oct 09, 2018)
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"Lead Yourself First makes a compelling argument for the integral relationship between solitude and leadership." --The Wall Street JournalThroughout history, leaders have used solitude as a matter of course. Martin Luther King found moral courage while sitting alone at his kitchen table one night during the Montgomery bus boycott. Jane Goodall used...
The Alchemist
25th Anniversary Edition
by Paulo Coelho (Sep 09, 2014)
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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find...
Brene Brown
Oct 21, 2013
@ErskineMarinda Love it! There's a great quote in the Alchemist: When you're on the right path the universe conspires to help you!     source
Stretch
Unlock the Power of Less -and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined
by Scott Sonenshein (Feb 07, 2017)
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We often think the key to success and satisfaction is to get more: more money, time and possessions; bigger budgets, job titles and teams; and additional resources for our professional and personal goals. It turns out were wrong.Using captivating stories to illustrate research in psychology and management, Rice University professor Scott Sonenshein...
Brene Brown
Feb 10, 2017
Every now and then a book comes out that gives you new language and a new frame to better understand yourself and the people around you. STRETCH is one of those books. It's about the power of stretching and the dangers of "chasing." PS - I got a little chaser in me.     source
Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For
A Guide for New Leaders
by William A. Gentry (Aug 29, 2016)
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Becoming a leader for the first time is one of the biggest and most stressful psychological and emotional shifts you will ever experience. You're suddenly given an important job that has almost nothing in common with what you've been trained to do. It's as though, at the age of sixteen, your parents said You ride a bike so well you might as well ta...
Brene Brown
Using a unique combination of research, straight talk, and humor, Gentry brings to light all of the barriers that keep new leaders from succeeding (including the ones we don’t talk about) and offers clear-cut, actionable strategies to face those barriers head-on to become “the boss everyone wants to work for.” It’s clear that Gentry has a deep understanding of what it takes to develop strong leaders. This has become required reading in my organization.     source