November 2018 Bookshelf
Books 15 November 2018
Dark Horse: Achieving Success through the Pursuit of Fulfillment
Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas
Overnight successes and Cinderella stories are often labeled as such because they don’t fit the narrow mold of what’s “expected.” Todd Rose, also author of The End of Average, knows exactly what it feels like to be seen as an unexpected success story. And, he wants people to understand this kind of success is driven by principles we can all integrate into our lives, even if our backstory isn’t fit for Hollywood studios. As you sprint through the pages, remember to “harness your individuality in the pursuit of fulfillment to achieve excellence.”
Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance
There is a stark imbalance between the individuality of Western tradition and the holistic integration of mind, body, and spirit of many Eastern philosophies. Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth, wants to prove to the philanthropy world that a combination of the two can drive us toward a more equitable and accepting future. As either a funder or a fundraiser looking to sway (other) funders, discover how Villanueva’s insights can better direct your funding or messaging for a transformed world that truly “lifts all boats.”
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Social-emotional learning has reached buzzword status, but that’s a dangerous status to attain. If we accept the need for it without understanding the reasons why, we are no better off than if it was never introduced to us in the first place. Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, was one of the first authors to present tangible ways we can all integrate and elevate emotional intelligence in our lives. Discover how you can transfer this knowledge to young learners in your community.
The Dichotomy of Leadership
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
What leadership qualities translate from the battlefield to the C-suite? Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, two Navy Seal veterans and co-authors of The Dichotomy of Leadership, would say all of them. And, their success in the business world makes it hard to argue with them. In their latest book, they show leaders how to strike the right balance—be resolute but not overbearing, good leaders but also good followers, focused but not attached, and more. As you explore their personal stories and how these leadership qualities proved themselves in the most uncomfortable circumstances, consider how you could implement them as you lead transformation in your community.
As young learners navigate their learning journeys, there will come a time when an interest strikes the perfect chord and transforms into a lifelong passion. Where do you guide learners from there? Robert Greene, author of Mastery, explored this question through the stories of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and masters of their craft who are still alive and kicking it today. Through these stories you might unlock an entirely new opportunity for your learner-centered implementation that goes beyond what is known today.
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