The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety | Timothy R. Clark

In my continuing quest to understand how to best help organizations build belonging, I added this book to my previous read “The Psychological Safety Playbook” to deepen my understanding of the concepts and process. I really enjoyed how Mr. Clark defines the 4 stages and offers visual representation of each. I would have liked him [...]

By |2024-04-12T12:09:49-07:00April 12th, 2024|What Is Judy Reading?|

Mentoring 101 | John C. Maxwell

Earlier this year I read another of the 101 series by Maxwell, which I also recommended. This time Maxwell is talking about mentoring, a very easy read on how to mentor others. And the short answer is in his acronym - BEST. Believe in them Encourage them Share with them Trust them There’s a lot [...]

By |2024-03-18T11:55:41-07:00March 18th, 2024|What Is Judy Reading?|

The Right Call | Sally Jenkins

Ms. Jenkins has a lifetime of sports reporting that she culls into seven principles behind great decision-making: Candor, conditioning, practice, discipline, culture, failure, and intention. This book is a great read for a sports fan, with many stories only a reporter would have access to tell. A couple of significant statements worth pondering: Discomfort and [...]

By |2024-02-15T16:28:26-08:00February 15th, 2024|What Is Judy Reading?|

Attitude 101 | John C. Maxwell

I’m a long-time fan of Dr. Maxwell’s work on leadership. And, part of that admiration is because he writes books like this that are basic introductions to topics, this one being a very short and specific guide to attitude. “As a leader, you cannot ignore the attitudes of the people you lead…” That is not [...]

By |2024-01-15T13:01:12-08:00January 15th, 2024|What Is Judy Reading?|

The Art of Persuasion | Bob Burg

Mr. Burg's book is geared toward the sales professional, so reading it through the lens of an internal leader provides a lot of insightful opportunities along with components that aren't directly applicable. Thankfully, it is written with self-effacing humor and stories that anchor his concepts and provide a pleasurable read. Essentially, his book is focused [...]

By |2023-12-12T11:53:16-08:00December 12th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

The Song of Significance | Seth Godin

I have followed Mr. Godin’s work for a long time now and enjoyed his perspective on the world of work and beyond. This book has a great quote on the back - “The purpose of a beehive isn’t to make honey. Honey is a by-product of a healthy hive.” And therein lies the content of [...]

By |2023-11-15T12:03:14-08:00November 15th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

My Grandmother’s Hands | Resmaa Menakem

This book is about the racial complexities in America. Well, that's not quite true. This book is a fantastic tool in the journey of understanding and healing the racial trauma that lives in our bodies after generations and generations of bias and discrimination. Resmaa approaches this work as a trained trauma therapist and writes each [...]

By |2023-10-16T14:39:20-07:00October 16th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

The Anxious Lawyer | Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford

I really like the format of this book, and in full disclosure I'm a fan, verging on stalker, of Jeena Cho and her work with lawyers and law firms on mindfulness. This book walks you through 8 weeks of meditation practice including everything from finding the right cushion to sit on, to worksheets that give [...]

By |2023-09-18T13:55:19-07:00September 18th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence | Tom Peters and Nancye Green

Mr. Peters opens this book with a reminder that in 1970 corporations dispersed 50% of profit to shareholders and 50% to employees and other capital investments. In 2012 91% went to shareholders, and only 9% to employees and capital development.  This book Mr. Peters’ most recent attempt to remind us that humanity is the center [...]

By |2023-08-14T11:40:50-07:00August 14th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|

The Psychological Safety Playbook | Karolin Helbig and Minette Norman

The authors have done a brilliant job of breaking down psychological safety into 5 plays. Each play is a section of the book and is broken down into several smaller tasks, each one with action items and the section concludes with other reading and reference materials to go deeper in that topic if you choose. The book [...]

By |2023-07-24T19:22:37-07:00July 24th, 2023|What Is Judy Reading?|
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