Something Greatly Determines What You Do, Your Values: Recommended Reading

Bertini, M. and O. Koenigsberg (2020). The Ends Game: How Smart Companies Stop Selling Products and Start Delivering Value. Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press. [more about the authors] Carney, M. (2021). Value(s): Building a Better World For All. New York, PublicAffairs. [excerpt] Guillén, M. (2021). Motivation in Organisations: Searching for a Meaningful Work-life Balance. New […]

What Is the “Interesting Index” of Humanity?: Recommended Reading

Henrich, J. (2020). The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. [wikipedia, author Q&A, excerpt] Graeber, D. and D. Wengrow (2021). The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. [wikipedia, excerpt] What gets your attention? […]

Not Being Human-centered Destroys Value, for Everyone: Recommended Reading

Hamel, G. and M. Zanini (2020). Humanocracy: Creating Organizations As Amazing As The People Inside Them. Boston, Harvard Business Review Press. [Read chapter 1 for free here.] The logic is simple. And so is the math. Treat people as less than what they are, and they produce less. Treat people like the creative beings they are, […]

Flourishing from Work: Good or Bad for Business? For You?: Recommended Readings

Clifton, J. and J. Harter (2021). Wellbeing at Work: How to Build Resilient and Thriving Teams. New York, Gallup Press. Dig in a little deeper here. Pirson, M. (2017). Humanistic Management : Protecting Dignity and Promoting Well-being. New York, Cambridge University Press. Pope Francis (2015). Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ of The Holy Father Francis on […]

Measuring Success 2.0: Recommended Readings

Keller, S. and B. Schaninger (2019). Beyond Performance 2.0: A Proven Approach to Leading Large-Scale Change. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley. Phelps, E. (2013). Mass Flourishing: How Grass Roots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press. Stiglitz, J. E., et al. (2019). Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-being. New York, The […]

Living Everyday from Abundance, for Everyone Everywhere, in Our Neighborhood: Recommended Reading

Mather, M. (2018). Having Nothing, Possessing Everything: Finding Abundant Communities in Unexpected Places. Grand Rapids, MI, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. Is living in abundance-based agreements only for the rich and the educated, a luxury? Or is it a way of living available to all human beings who choose to say Yes! to human creativity, […]

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing: Recommended Readings

How do we choose in vast swaths of uncertainty? Insights into how to choose your agreements, in any moment, for the now and for future, by our colleague Fred Krawchuk — Navigating Uncertainty with Strength, Focus and Agility What are we learning about mental health, wellbeing and happiness? Here are some notes from our colleagues doing […]

Leader: Know, Love, and Inspire Your People — Recommended Reading

Taking my own leadership to the next level, to where it HAS TO BE for the work that it is mine to do. Hard questions of what I need to take on.   I just finished reading the book “Leader: Know, Love, and Inspire Your People” by Katy Granville-Chapman and Emmie Bidston, walking me through simple exercises with lots […]