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Top reads for your winter break:


Still need stocking stuffers?

  • For everyone: A World Without Email, by Cal Newport

  • For women: The Likeability Trap, by Alicia Menendez

  • For a business read: The 6 New Rules of Business, by Judy Samuelson

  • For any exec: Beating Burnout At Work, by Paula Davis

  • For healing: What Happened to You?, by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey


A World Without Email, by Cal Newport

  • Recommended to me by an interviewee and CEO, this book had me at “the way we work isn’t working.” As I delve into boundaries and looking at the way I structure my time, the insight that if you’re letting your inbox drive your day, then you are responding to other people’s priorities…blew my mind.

The Likeability Trap, by Alicia Menendez

  • I got to attend a book launch discussion with Alicia hosted by Chief, where she shared that she wrote the book because she felt women are told “You can be a likable leader or a successful leader, but you can’t be both.” So she wrote a book to talk about how to navigate that.

The 6 New Rules of Business, by Judy Samuelson

  • Definitely more of a business read, Samuelson hits on some of the themes underpinning Corporate Culture that I saw this year but hadn’t been able to name, and sets out 6 new ways of defining value in a company.

Beating Burnout At Work, by Paula Davis

  • Easy and quick to read, Davis focuses on practical advice for teams as she goes about giving workshops all over the world on burnout and how to prevent it. I’ve gotten to know Paula and her work this year and am thrilled that it is being used just when the world needs it most!

What Happened to You?, by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

  • A new way to look at trauma and how it impacts our lives: by reframing the question of “why are you acting this way” to “what happened to you”, this book helps to translate your current reactions and patterns in the context of how you view the world. I attended one of the book launches, and the combo of science from Dr. Perry’s work interwoven with real world stories sprinkled in by Oprah helps you both understand the science and see how it plays out in everyday life.


Happy reading!

Jennie


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