BELONGING AT WORK | Rhodes Perry

I met Rhodes Perry at a conference a few years back and I remain impressed with every new contribution he creates. In this book, he mixes personal story with practical and actionable strategies to make Belonging at Work a reality for everyone. From the consideration of the implicit culture being created when there is no [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:19:21+00:00November 20th, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on BELONGING AT WORK | Rhodes Perry

PRESENT OVER PERFECT | Shauna Niequist

This book is one woman’s quest to live differently -less responsible and capable and more passion and connection. Your life is your creation - and Shauna challenged me to consider if I had a blank calendar and a infinitely full bank account, what would I do? Seems a terrific question in a world where we [...]

By |2018-10-22T14:43:46+00:00October 22nd, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on PRESENT OVER PERFECT | Shauna Niequist

CULTURE SHIFT: The Employee Handbook for Changing Corporate Culture | Price Pritchett

If you're looking for a book to use in discussing change with your team, this is a good choice. It's not lengthy in pages, and each page has powerful words for consideration and application. "Strengths become weaknesses when circumstances change but behavior doesn't." This simple statement is a conversation starter to consider what circumstances have [...]

By |2018-09-21T16:33:00+00:00September 21st, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on CULTURE SHIFT: The Employee Handbook for Changing Corporate Culture | Price Pritchett

THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF ESTEEM | Nathaniel Branden

You might think that you don’t need to read about self-esteem, or that you aren’t suffering from a lack of it.  This book isn’t actually focused on measuring yours – it’s focused on accepting yourself where you are, and growing the awareness that propels you forward. “Self-acceptance is the precondition of change and growth.” In [...]

By |2018-08-27T12:45:14+00:00August 27th, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF ESTEEM | Nathaniel Branden

THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM | Patrick Lencioni

We are more focused on team productivity every day, and are creating work “groups” for most every project. How effective are these groups/teams? What would it be worth to you to be intentional in developing them from the beginning?  Patrick suggests its worth a lot. Looking at only five elements that construct or destruct teams, [...]

By |2018-06-27T13:50:58+00:00June 27th, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM | Patrick Lencioni

THE STARFISH AND THE SPIDER | Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom

Hard to believe this book is over a decade old, and the principles are finally applying across all sectors (hello legal!). These authors are addressing the nature of decentralization – moving away from a traditional hierarchy and into an open system. This provides agility and scalability because the “red tape” has been removed. Starfish grow [...]

By |2018-05-21T18:41:02+00:00May 21st, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on THE STARFISH AND THE SPIDER | Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom

HOW WINNING WORKS | Robyn Banincasa

“...winning requires an entirely different mind-set than not losing.”  Winning is more about character than finish time, and Robyn talks about teams that win through her stories of ultra-races and her firefighting career. Two quote worthy statements from the book: the best teams share their strengths and weaknesses, and inspiration comes from showing your teammates how [...]

By |2018-04-23T11:55:17+00:00April 23rd, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on HOW WINNING WORKS | Robyn Banincasa

IRRESISTIBLE: THE RISE OF ADDICTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND THE BUSINESS OF KEEPING US HOOKED | Adam Alter

This book is fascinating to read in the references of addiction as it applies to technology. One fact (and I’ll save the rest for you to discover yourself): “70% of office emails are read within 6 seconds of arriving. It takes up to 25 minutes to re-immerse yourself in a project.”  This book changed my approach [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:16:14+00:00March 22nd, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on IRRESISTIBLE: THE RISE OF ADDICTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND THE BUSINESS OF KEEPING US HOOKED | Adam Alter

DO LEAD | Les McKeown

Les has written a very compact book on building leadership through his defined four styles: Visionary, Operator, Processor and Synergist. What's fascinating is to apply these styles to the growth cycle of my business and consider where I need to grow next to propel my business forward. If you are focused on your business, you [...]

By |2018-02-26T17:33:13+00:00February 26th, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on DO LEAD | Les McKeown

Power of Full Engagement | Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz

What if you measured energy instead of time?  What if we took courses in energy management instead of time management? Well this book is exactly that – a course in understanding and maximizing your energy, including worksheets and logs to provide a new and sustainable habit of taking care of yourself, so you can be [...]

By |2018-01-22T14:10:45+00:00January 22nd, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on Power of Full Engagement | Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
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