June 18, 2024

The Soil of Leadership: Cultivating the Conditions for Transformation

Dr. Britt Yamamoto, associate professor at the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, has also founded international leadership organizations. The impetus for this leadership book was the time he spent on a sustainable Japanese farm.

A fourth-generation Japanese American, or yonsei, Yamamoto was born in Japan but had lived in the U.S. since before […]

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June 18, 2024

Human Beings First – Practices for Empathetic, Expressive Leadership

“What if leaders and companies approached their roles from the perspective that we’re all human beings first?” That’s the question author Paul Wolfe poses in this brief book.

An experienced Human Resources (HR) professional who has formerly worked at Indeed, Condé Nast, and Match.com, Wolfe concentrates on the human side of business, proposing eight practices […]

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April 15, 2024

The Virtue Proposition: Five Virtues That Will Transform Leadership, Team Performance, and You

Author Sig Berg’s leadership development book posits that embodying virtues are what make truly impactful leaders and teams. A nuclear scientist and divinity scholar turned leadership consultant, Berg utilizes the metaphor of a rowing team to exemplify the flow-like results of focusing on virtues over values.

While Berg acknowledges that values are important, he notes […]

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January 30, 2024

Now, Near, Next: A Practical Guide for Mid-Career Women to Move from Professional Serendipity to Intentional Advancement

Self-development and leadership experts Cynthia Bentzen-Mercer and Kimberly K. Rath offer spirited, if familiar advice for mid-career women in this guide to doing—and succeeding in—the work of your dreams.

The authors are founders of Zeal of the Heal, a consulting service aimed at empowering women in their careers. Too often, the authors posit, women are […]

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January 8, 2024

Engage!: How WD-40 Company Built the Engine of Positive Culture

Serial entrepreneur Stan Sewitch wasn’t interested in reentering the corporate world — until Garry Ridge, former CEO of WD-40, brought him on board as a consultant; he served for 11 years, before he became an employee. It was the company’s values that attracted him, he says, and those values — the push to achieve something […]

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December 18, 2023

Radical Humility: Be a Badass Leader and a Good Human

While the need for transparency and vulnerability in leadership is a well-worn topic in business books, Urs Koenig delivers a few fresh wrinkles in Radical Humility.

Koenig is a successful executive coach and keynote speaker who also draws insight into motivation and achievement from his impressive athletic background, including competing as an “ultracyclist” in cross-continent […]

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December 11, 2023

The Power of Conscious Connection: 4 Habits to Transform How You Live and Lead

“LOVE” is the answer for successful leadership development and a more inclusive society, business consultant and entrepreneur Talia Fox posits in The Power of Conscious Connection.

“LOVE” stands for: Listen actively; Observe closely; live your Values, and Engage with emotional intelligence and cultural competence. These four habits, as taught to thousands of people via workshops […]

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September 19, 2023

The Informational Interview Playbook: Creating a Path to Achieve Your Career Goals

Sports agent and entrepreneur Henry Organ presents his “personal playbook to getting ahead in life,” couched in the framework of advice on mastering the informational interview.

Organ credits his own success to learning how to knock these interviews—designed to allow job-seekers to make connections and learn about new industries—out of the park; he’s had more […]

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August 8, 2023

The 5-Day Job Search: Proven Strategies to Answering Tough Interview Questions & Getting Multiple Job Offers

Annie Margarita Yang purports to offer job-seeking advice in this book that offers more personal information than professional.

Yang writes that when she was in her early 20s, she applied for accounting jobs in Boston and received three job offers within five days “without any conventional qualifications or experience” or a single accounting class. But […]

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August 8, 2023

Better Decisions Faster: Unshakable Confidence When You Need It Most

When Paul Epstein served as a high-level executive for numerous NBA and NFL teams, he often needed to make rapid yet savvy decisions. In Better Decisions Faster, he provides clear structures to help readers do the same.

“The quality of business and the quality of life,” he writes, “comes down to two things: the decisions […]

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