• Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For

    Becoming a leader for the first time is one of the biggest and most stressful psychological and emotional shifts you will ever experience. You’re suddenly given an important job that has almost nothing in common with what you’ve been trained to do. It’s as though, at the age of sixteen, your parents said ???You ride a bike so well you might as well take the car??? and handed you the keys. Cool, but what now?,William Gentry feels your pain. He was happy as a senior research scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership???and then he was promoted to his first leadership role. So this book doesn’t just draw on his years of studying and training new leaders???it’s personal. And his singular insight? New leaders must flip their scripts.,We all have scripts that tell us how things are supposed to be. As a worker, your script is all about ???me???: your individual contribution. But when you become a boss, you must focus on your group: flip that script from ???me??? to ???we.??? This means flipping pretty much everything else???your mindset, your skillset, your work relationships, your ???do it all??? attitude, your view of the organization, and more.,Gentry walks you through each of six flips, offering practical, research-based advice and examples drawn from his work at CCL. But this book is more than a series of best practices???it’s your guide to internalizing a leader’s perspective. Gentry helps you flip your script so you’ll know what to do to help yourself and the team you lead succeed. That’s the kind of boss everyone wants to work for???and the kind of boss who accomplishes the most.

  • Becoming

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States,In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America???the first African American to serve in that role???she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.,In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her???from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world???s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it???in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations???and whose story inspires us to do the same.

  • Everything is Figureoutable

    Do you ever have trouble finishing what you start? Do amazing ideas come to you all the time but after the initial excitement wanes you struggle to follow through? If you’re creative and ambitious, the answer is likely yes.,The problem isn’t you. It’s not that you’re not hardworking, intelligent or deserving, but that you haven’t yet installed the one key belief that will change everything: Everything is figureoutable.,Whether you want to leave a dead-end job, heal a relationship, grow a business, master your money, or just find two free hours in your day, Everything is Figureoutable will train your brain to think more positively and help you break down any dream into manageable steps.,Inside you’ll learn:,You’ll also hear triumphant stories of everyday people using the everything is figureoutable philosophy to transform their life. Everything is figureoutable is more than just a fun phrase to say. It’s a practical, actionable discipline. And it’s about to make you unstoppable!

  • Imperfect Courage

    Want to make a move but scared to leave your comfort zone? ,???,In ,the founder of the popular fair trade jewelry brand Noonday Collection shares her story of starting the rapid-growing business that impacts over 4,500 artisans in vulnerable communities across the globe–and invites readers on a journey of transformation, challenging them to trade their comfort zones for a life of impact and adventure.,In 2015, , magazine recognized Noonday Collection as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. But years earlier, as Jessica Honegger stood at a pawn-shop counter in Austin, Texas, and handed over her grandmother’s gold jewelry, her goal was much more personal: to fund the adoption of her Rwandan son, Jack, by selling artisan-made jewelry.,This first step launched an unexpected side-hustle that would grow into Noonday Collection. Jessica embarked on this new journey and teamed up with her first artisan partner, Jalia, a Ugandan jewelry maker. She saw the meaningful impact Noonday brought to Jalia’s community and knew it was the right move.,Fear crept into Jessica’s heart as she realized her success, or failure, meant the same for Jalia. But refusing to let fear hinder her goals, Jessica found the necessary (if imperfect) courage she needed along the way–the courage to leave comfort and embrace a life of risk and impact.

  • Love, Henri

    Seven million copies of his books in print! This collection of over 100 unpublished letters from the bestselling author of such spiritual classics as , and , offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokenness, and mercy.,Over the course of his life, Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of letters to friends, acquaintances, parishioners, students, and readers of his work all around the world. He corresponded in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish, and took great care to store and archive the letters decade after decade. He believed that a thoughtful letter written in love could truly change someone’s life. Many people looked to Nouwen as a long distance spiritual advisor., consists of over a hundred letters that stretch from the earliest years of Henri’s career up through his last 10 years at L’Arche Daybreak. Rich in spiritual insights the letters highlight a number themes that emerged in both Henri’s work over the years, including vocation, solitude, prayer, suffering, and perseverance in difficult times. These deeply spiritual letters, sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, ultimately demonstrate the rich value of communicating with God through others.

  • Marriage Rules

    Following a unique format perfect for today’s world, the renowned author of , gives us just over 100 rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships., offers new solutions to age-old problems (“He won’t talk”/”She doesn’t want sex”) as well as modern ones (your partner’s relationship to technology.) You’ll also learn how to:, is a treasure chest of lively, practical advice to help you navigate your couple relationship with clarity, courage, and joyous conviction. If one person in a couple follows ten rules of his or her choice, it will generate a major, positive change. All that’s required is a genuine wish for a better relationship and a willingness to practice.

  • Positive Discipline

    The months leading up to the birth of a child are filled with joy, dreams, plans???and a few worries. As a caring parent, you want to start your child out in life on the proper foundation. But where do you go for the answers to such questions as: How do I communicate with an infant who doesn’t understand words? How can I effectively teach boundaries to my toddler? Should I ever spank my child?,Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust Jane Nelsen’s classic Positive Discipline series. These books offer a commonsense approach to child-rearing that so often is lacking in today’s world. In Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, you’ll learn how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is both capable and confident. You’ll find practical solutions and solid advice on how to:,Containing real-life examples of challenges other parents and caregivers have faced, Positive Discipline: The First Three Years is the one book that no parent should be without.

  • Positive Discipline

    For twenty-five years, Positive Discipline has been the gold standard reference for grown-ups working with children. Now Jane Nelsen, distinguished psychologist, educator, and mother of seven, has written a revised and expanded edition. The key to positive discipline is not punishment, she tells us, but mutual respect. Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind, so that any child???from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager???can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity.,???It is not easy to improve a classic book, but Jane Nelson has done so in this revised edition. Packed with updated examples that are clear and specific, Positive Discipline shows parents exactly how to focus on solutions while being kind and firm. If you want to enrich your relationship with your children, this is the book for you.???,???Sal Severe, author of How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!,Millions of children have already benefited from the counsel in this wise and warm hearted book, which features dozens of true stories of positive discipline in action. Give your child the tools he or she needs for a well-adjusted life with this proven treasure trove of practical advice.

  • Positive Discipline A-Z

    As a parent, you face one of the most challenging???and rewarding???roles of your life. No matter how much you love your child, there will still be moments filled with anger, frustration, and, at times, desperation. What do you do? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series for its consistent, commonsense approach to child rearing. In this completely updated edition of Positive Discipline A???Z, you will learn how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. You???ll find practical solutions to such parenting challenges as:,This newly revised and expanded third edition contains up-to-the-minute information on sleeping through the night, back talk, and lack of motivation as well as tips on diet, exercise, and obesity prevention, and new approaches to parenting in the age of computers and cell phones.

  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

    Completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful.,Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won???t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing.,This revised and updated third edition includes information from the latest research on neurobiology, diet and exercise, gender differences and behavior, the importance of early relationships and parenting, and new approaches to parenting in the age of mass media. In addition, this book offers new information on reducing anxiety and helping children feel safe in troubled times. You???ll also find practical solutions for how to:

  • Positive Discipline Parenting Tools

    Do you wish there was a way to raise well-behaved children without punishment? Are you afraid the only alternative is being overly indulgent?,With Positive Discipline, an encouragement model based on both kindness and firmness, you don???t have to choose between these two extremes. Using these 49 Positive Discipline tools, honed and perfected after years of real-world research and feedback, you???ll be able to work with your children instead of against them. The goal isn???t perfection but providing you with the techniques you need to help your children develop the life and social skills you hope for them, such as respect for self and others, problem-solving ability, and self-regulation.,The tenets of Positive Discipline consistently foster mutual respect so that any child???from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager???can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline without losing his or her dignity. In this new parenting guidebook, you???ll find day-to-day exercises for parents to improve their parenting skills, along with success stories from parents worldwide who have benefited from the Positive Discipline philosophy. With training tools and personal examples from the authors, you will learn:

  • Self-Compassion

    From leading psychologist Dr. Kristin Neff comes a step-by-step guide explaining how to be more self-compassionate and achieve your dreams in life.,The relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become a virtual religion???and a tyrannical one at that. Our ultracompetitive culture tells us we need to be constantly , to feel good about ourselves, but there is always someone more attractive, successful, or intelligent than we are. And even when we , manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we can’t seem to keep it. Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure.,Fortunately, there is an alternative to self-esteem that many experts believe is a better and more effective path to happiness: self-compassion. The research of Dr. Kristin Neff and other leading psychologists indicates that people who are compassionate toward their failings and imperfections experience greater well-being than those who repeatedly judge themselves. The feelings of security and self-worth provided by self-compassion are also highly stable, kicking in precisely when self-esteem falls down. This book powerfully demonstrates why it’s so important to be self-compassionate and give yourself the same caring support you’d give to a good friend.,This groundbreaking work will show you how to let go of debilitating self-criticism and finally learn to be kind to yourself. Using solid empirical research, personal stories, practical exercises, and humor, Dr. Neff???the world’s foremost expert on self-compassion???explains how to heal destructive emotional patterns so that you can be healthier, happier, and more effective. Engaging, highly readable, and eminently accessible, this book has the power to change your life.

  • Stretch

    We often think the key to success and satisfaction is to get more: more money, time and possessions; bigger budgets, job titles and teams; and additional resources for our professional and personal goals. It turns out we???re wrong.,Using captivating stories to illustrate research in psychology and management, Rice University professor Scott Sonenshein examines why some people and organizations succeed with so little while others fail with so much.,People and organizations approach resources in two different ways: ???chasing??? and ???stretching.??? When chasing, we exhaust ourselves in the pursuit of more. When stretching, we embrace the resources we already have. This frees us to find creative and productive ways to solve problems, innovate, and engage our work and lives more fully.,STRETCH shows why everyone from executives to entrepreneurs, professionals to parents, and athletes to artists perform better with constraints; why seeking too many resources undermines our work and well-being; and why even those with a lot benefit from making the most out of a little.,Drawing from examples in business, education, sports, medicine, and history, Sonenshein teaches a powerful framework of resourcefulness that allows anybody to work and live better.

  • The Alchemist

    Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different???and far more satisfying???than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

  • The Book of Qualities

    From Beauty to Compassion, from Pleasure to Terror, from Resignation to Joy — here is an insightful exploration of the rich diversity of human qualities. J. Ruth Gendler’s evocative book has as its cast of familiar characters our own emotions, brought to life with a poet’s wisdom and an artist’s perceptive eye. In , magical community, Excitement wears orange socks, Faith lives in the same apartment building as Doubt, and Worry makes lists of everything that could go wrong while she is waiting for the train. In portraying the complexities of the psyche, Gendler uses the Qualities to bridge the distinctions between literature and psychology, and has created an original work that challenges us to look at our emotions in new and inspiring ways.

  • The Dance of Anger

    The renowned classic and New York Times bestseller that has transformed the lives of millions of readers, dramatically changing how women and men view relationships.,Anger is something we feel. It exists for a reason and always deserves our respect and attention. We all have a right to everything we feel???and certainly our anger is no exception.,”Anger is a signal and one worth listening to,” writes Dr. Harriet Lerner in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers. While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. In this engaging and eminently wise book, Dr. Lerner teaches both women and men to identify the true sources of anger and to use it as a powerful vehicle for creating lasting change.,For decades, this book has helped millions of readers learn how to turn their anger into a constructive force for reshaping their lives. With a new introduction by the author, The Dance of Anger is ready to lead the next generation.

  • The Moment of Lift

    A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women’s empowerment.,???How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings ??? and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.???,For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down.,In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she???s learned from the inspiring people she???s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, ???That is why I had to write this book???to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.???,Melinda???s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention???from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world???and ourselves.,Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.,When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

  • The Power of Starting Something Stupid

    What if the smartest people in the world understand something that the rest of us don???t? (They do.) What if they know that in order to achieve success, they will sometimes have to do things that others may initially perceive as stupid? The fact of the matter is that the smartest people in the world don???t run from stupid, they lean into it (in a smart way).,In The Power of Starting Something Stupid, Richie Norton redefines stupid as we know it, demonstrating that life-changing ideas are often tragically mislabeled ???stupid.??? What if the key to success, creativity, and fulfillment in your life lies in the potential of those ???stupid??? ideas? This deeply inspiring book will teach you:,Learn how to start something stupid???the smartest thing you can do.,Drawing on years of research, including hundreds of face-to-face interviews and some of the world???s greatest success stories past and present, Richie shows you how stupid is the New Smart???the common denominator for success, creativity, and innovation in business and life.

  • The Ride of a Lifetime

    Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company???s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger???think global???and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets.,Fourteen years later, Disney is the largest, most respected media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era.,In ,, Robert Iger shares the lessons he???s learned while running Disney and leading its 200,000 employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership.

  • The Soul of Money

    This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money???earning it, spending it, and giving it away???can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.,Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.