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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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One Drop
Shifting the Lens on Race
Yaba Blay - 2021-02-16
Brene Brown
@lauranarima @YabaBlay It’s worth the wait!! Excellent book/ ❤️      source
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Black Magic
What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph
Chad Sanders - 2021-02-02
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This thought-provoking book, Black Magic, is a powerful exploration of achieving success in a predominantly white world. Through moving interviews with Black leaders, scientists, artists, activists, and innovators, author Chad Sanders sheds light on the challenges and triumphs of staying true to one's identity while navigating white-dominated spaces. From imposter syndrome to the burden of whiteness, this book offers an inspiring and honest perspective on resilience, perseverance, and creativity – qualities Chad calls Black Magic. Don't miss this incredible revelation and celebration of Black achievement.
Brene Brown
.@Chad_Sand's book, "Black Magic" is daring, urgent, and transformative. Not only did the stories and interviews forever change how I think about leadership & culture, they challenged me as a parent, friend, and citizen. Join us on the Dare to Lead podcast      source
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Culture Renovation
18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company
Kevin Oakes - 2021-01-12
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This book explores the concept of a culture renovation for businesses to maintain their competitive edge. Rather than attempting to completely transform a culture, leaders should focus on changing what needs to be changed while maintaining what works. With practical insights from top companies like T-Mobile and Microsoft, readers will learn how to identify influencers and blockers, measure progress, and sustain a culture renovation with proven talent practices. This book provides everything needed to plan, build, and maintain a corporate culture that drives profits, growth, and sustainability for years to come.
Brene Brown
This conversation with @KMOakes is a love letter to my brave and compassionate friends who work in the Human Resources space. His book, "Culture Renovation" is one of the most comprehensive playbooks for culture change in companies I have ever seen.      source
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I'm Still Here
Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Austin Channing Brown - 2018-05-15
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This compelling memoir by a new voice on racial justice explores growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America. The author shares her experiences navigating America's racial divide as a writer and expert, helping organizations practice genuine inclusion. Through her personal journey, she illuminates the complexity of America's social fabric and invites readers to confront apathy and recognize God's ongoing work in the world. A must-read for anyone interested in evolving their understanding of racial justice in America.
Brene Brown
This book shifted my soul! Love to you @austinchanning      source
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Michelle Obama - 2018-11-13
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This powerful memoir takes readers on a journey through Michelle Obama's life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her time as First Lady of the United States. With unflinching honesty, Obama recounts both the triumphs and disappointments of her life, offering insights into her advocacy work for women and girls and her efforts to create a more inclusive White House. Her inspiring story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of staying true to oneself.
Brene Brown
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
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Unlock the Power of Less -and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined
Scott Sonenshein - 2017-02-07
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Discover the secrets of success and satisfaction in the book that turns common beliefs on their head. Rather than striving for more money, time, and resources, Rice University professor Scott Sonenshein demonstrates why we should practice "stretching" - finding creative ways to embrace the resources we already have. Using captivating stories and research in psychology and management, Sonenshein shows how resourcefulness, not abundance, leads to success for individuals and businesses alike.
Brene Brown
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
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The Alchemist
25th Anniversary Edition
Paulo Coelho - 2014-04-15 (first published in 1988)
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Embark on a transformative journey with the tale of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who sets out from Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of buried treasure, only to discover the true wealth lies within. Paulo Coelho weaves a powerful and inspiring story full of wisdom and humanity, reminding readers of the importance of following our dreams and listening to our hearts.
Brene Brown
@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
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The Velvet Rage
Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
Alan Downs - 2006-04-25 (first published in 2005)
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Explore the impact of growing up gay in a straight world with a focus on coming to terms with the past. The author, drawing on his own journey and contemporary psychological research, reveals the toxic cocktail of shame, rejection, and anger that gay men can internalize, leading to negative outcomes like drug abuse, promiscuity, and depression. Velvet Rage details a path to emotional well-being for gay men and debunks the myth of gay pride.
Brene Brown
@KyleKriegerHair The Velvet Rage is such an important book.      source
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The Power of Starting Something Stupid
Richie Norton - 2013-03-05 (first published in 2012)
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Discover how embracing "stupid" ideas can lead to success, creativity, and fulfillment. In this inspiring book, learn how to crush fear and overcome obstacles to make your dreams a reality. Drawing on years of research and interviews with successful individuals, the author shows that "stupid" may actually be the new smart. Don't miss out on the potential of your ideas - start something stupid today and achieve authentic success.
Brene Brown
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
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The Book of Qualities
J. Ruth Gendler - 1988-01-01 (first published in 1984)
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An insightful exploration of the diverse human qualities, The Book of Qualities brings our emotions to life with a poet's wisdom and an artist's perceptive eye. This evocative work portrays the complexities of the psyche, using a cast of familiar characters and challenging us to look at our emotions in new and inspiring ways. Experience Excitement's orange socks, Faith and Doubt living in the same building, and Worry's endless lists of everything that could go wrong while waiting for the train. A unique and magical community awaits in this original and thought-provoking book.
Brene Brown
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
Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
Imperfect Courage by Jessica Honegger
Lead Yourself First by Raymond M. Kethledge
Why Won't You Apologize? by Harriet Lerner
Positive Discipline Parenting Tools by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.
Love, Henri by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For by William A. Gentry
Marriage Rules by Harriet Lerner
Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
Positive Discipline A-Z by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner
The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
Positive Discipline for Preschoolers by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.
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