THE LEADERSHIP MOMENT | Michael Useem + Warren Bennis

Mr. Useem does a great job of taking nine real events, telling the story of each of them, and then debriefing the leadership moments throughout the event. Whether you believe leadership is a calling, or doing the right thing, or making a difference, there is a story here for you. It's an easy read and [...]

By |2019-04-22T11:52:10-07:00April 22nd, 2019|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on THE LEADERSHIP MOMENT | Michael Useem + Warren Bennis

CO-ACTIVE COACHING | Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phil Sandahl, Laura Whitworth

If you’re wondering about the skills involved in coaching, this book is a great place to start. The authors do a great job of providing easy steps to advance your skills while also giving ideas for your own growth. Coaching is a profession, a skill, and also a personal development option. This book seamlessly weaves [...]

By |2019-03-26T10:34:45-07:00March 26th, 2019|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on CO-ACTIVE COACHING | Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phil Sandahl, Laura Whitworth

HILLBILLY ELEGY-J.D. Vance

“There is no group of Americans more pessimistic than working class whites.” As is true for most of the books shared here, this one was referred to me as the story of a lawyer who grew up in rural Kentucky (I was born in Kentucky, so it had immediate interest to me). He eventually found [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:23:47-07:00February 26th, 2019|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on HILLBILLY ELEGY-J.D. Vance

MASTERY | George Leonard

Our society gives accolades to those who accomplish, achieve, and win. Mr. Leonard suggests that mastery happens in the plateaus, the places where we are practicing over and over with only the desire to practice, not achieve. This book is not new, and the message is consistent – loving what you do provides the sustaining [...]

By |2019-01-28T19:26:17-07:00January 28th, 2019|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on MASTERY | George Leonard

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 |2018-11-20T15:19:21-07:00November 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 |2018-10-22T14:43:46-07:00October 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 |2018-09-21T16:33:00-07:00September 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 |2018-08-27T12:45:14-07:00August 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 |2018-06-27T13:50:58-07:00June 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 |2018-05-21T18:41:02-07:00May 21st, 2018|What Is Judy Reading?|Comments Off on THE STARFISH AND THE SPIDER | Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom
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