Excerpt: Mo Gawdat, despite his incredible success in life and career, went through the trauma of losing his beloved son... and solves for happiness. Gawdat demonstrates how happiness is possible moment to moment and researched how there is an algorithm lived by our brain, that if we do not understand it, we go into a loop. Amazon describes: "Mo, questions some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence, shares the underlying reasons for suffering, and plots out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness and enduring contentment. He shows us how to view life through a clear lens, teaching us how to dispel the illusions that cloud our thinking; overcome the brain’s blind spots; and embrace five ultimate truths." (Source: Amazon.com)
Book: "Crunch Time: How to be your Best when it matters Most", by Peterson & Hoesktra
"Be Your Best Under Pressure! Learn how elite athletes, entertainers, Navy SEALs, and CEOs conquer pressure. In his 15 years as a major league pitching coach, with the "Moneyball" Oakland A's, NY Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles, Rick Peterson has coached and calmed Hall of Famers, Cy Young Award winners, and many other elite athletes. In this book, he and bestselling author and leadership expert, Judd Hoekstra make the skill required to conquer pressure available to everyone. From an insider's perspective, learn how you too can become a Crunch Time performer and perform your best in any pressure situation you face. With fascinating behind-the-scenes examples from some of the top names in sports and business, Rick and Judd offer six powerful reframing strategies to help you see a pressure situation with a new perspective so that it shifts from a threat that can make you panic to an opportunity for you to shine. " (Source: Amazon.com)
Book: "Servant Leadership in Action", by Blanchard & Broadwell
Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. This collection features forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and practitioners--prominent business executives, bestselling authors, and respected spiritual leaders--who offer advice and tools for implementing this proven, but for some still radical, leadership model.
Edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, this is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.
"The only way to create great relationships and results is through servant leadership. It's all about putting other people first."
- foreword by John Maxwell
Excerpt: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, bestselling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven - but for some, still radical - leadership model. The book is organized into six parts. Part One, Fundamentals of Servant Leadership, describes basic aspects of servant leadership. Part Two, Elements of Servant Leadership, highlights some of the different points of view of servant leaders. Part Three, Lessons in Servant Leadership, focuses on what people have learned on a personal level from observing servant leadership in action. Part Four, Exemplars of Servant Leadership, features people who have been identified as classic servant leaders. Part Five, Putting Servant Leadership to Work, offers firsthand accounts of people who have made servant leadership come alive in their organizations. Part Six, Servant Leadership Turnarounds, illustrates how servant leadership can dramatically impact both results and human satisfaction in organizations. This is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.