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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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Black Magic
What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph
Chad Sanders - Feb 02, 2021
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A powerful exploration of Black achievement in a white world based on honest, provocative, and moving interviews with Black leaders, scientists, artists, activists, and champions. “I remember the day I realized I couldn’t play a white guy as well as a white guy. It felt like a death sentence for my career.” When Chad Sanders landed his first job in...
Brene Brown
Feb 01, 2021
[email protected]_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
Culture Renovation
18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company
Kevin Oakes - Jan 12, 2021
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Seize and expand the competitive edge with a smart, well-managed culture "renovation"Most business leaders understand the power of a dynamic, positive culture--but almost every effort to change culture fails. Why? The approach is often all wrong. Rather than attempt to "transform" a new culture from the ground up, leaders need to instead spearhead ...
Brene Brown
Jan 20, 2021
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
I'm Still Here
Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
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
Michelle Obama - Jan 01, 2018
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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.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 we...
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
Unlock the Power of Less -and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined
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 we’re wrong.Using captivating stories to illustrate research in psychology and management, Rice University professor Scott Sonenshei...
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
The Alchemist
25th Anniversary Edition
Paulo Coelho - Sep 09, 2014 (first published in 1988)
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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
The Velvet Rage
Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
Alan Downs - May 24, 2005
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The most important issue in a gay man’s life is not “coming out,” but coming to terms with the invalidating past. Despite the progress made in recent years, many gay men still wonder, “Are we better off?” The byproduct of growing up gay in a straight world continues to be the internalization of shame, rejection, and anger—a toxic cocktail that can ...
Brene Brown
Apr 16, 2013
@KyleKriegerHair The Velvet Rage is such an important book.      source
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The Power of Starting Something Stupid
Richie Norton - Mar 05, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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What if the smartest people in the world understand something that the rest of us don’t? (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 don’t run from stupid, they lean into it (in a sma...
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
The Book of Qualities
J. Ruth Gendler - Jan 27, 1988 (first published in 1984)
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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
Everything Is Figureoutable
Marie Forleo - Dec 29, 2020 (first published in 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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The Ride of a Lifetime
Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
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
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
Lead Yourself First by Raymond M. Kethledge
Imperfect Courage by Jessica Honegger
Love, Henri by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Why Won't You Apologize? by Harriet Lerner
Positive Discipline Parenting Tools by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.
Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For by William A. Gentry
Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner
Marriage Rules by Harriet Lerner
Positive Discipline for Preschoolers by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.
Positive Discipline A-Z by Jane Nelsen Ed. D.
The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
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