Leading Imperfectly: The value of being authentic for leaders, professionals, and human beings
by: Aviva Publishing
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
There is a problem in today’s developing leaders-they think they need to be someone they are not to get what they want. In short, none of us is perfect, and when we pretend to be, people quit listening to us. Instead, we need to focus on trying to connect with others. Leading Imperfectly is full of examples for how to make those connections. The book is divided into a series of short, often humorous, and always insightful essays filled with real-life stories from James’ own life. The through line for the book is the significance of practicing authentic leadership. The essays discuss topics such as realizing our story has value, the importance of love in leadership, how to prevent over-committing because you can’t be everything to everyone, realizing you don’t have all the answers, and some practical advice about the importance of valuing the time we have and giving that time to the most important people in our lives. James also challenges us to look at the lies we tell ourselves that hold us back in life, and to learn how to listen to others so they will listen to us. James’ humor provides comic relief in the middle of some of the more serious stories, but the humor always makes his examples hit home and keeps his stories memorable. Readers will appreciate that while he speaks as someone who has had success in life, his leadership background is not that of the typical leader who writes leadership books-he’s not a former company CEO or a famous athlete-and that makes his points stand out all the more. Educators, business professionals, student leaders, and others will find this book to be introspective, validating, and motivational. Most importantly they will take away that their story is good enough. Check out Leading Imperfectly. Between the chuckles, there’s quite a bit of wisdom that will stick with you long after you turn the last page.
Posted in Leadership Tagged with: Authentic, Aviva Publishing, Being, beings, human, Imperfectly, Leaders, Leading, Professionals, value
7 Steps to Being a Phenomenal Woman
by: Rockstar Publications, LLC
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
After taking the journey to find your personal “why,” Erica will teach you how to love yourself (for f’s sake), how to revamp your health with clean eating (no fad dieting here), and explore exercise options. You’ll learn the naked truth about yourself as you discover your inner sexual goddess and find comfort embracing your ideal love life. Finally, you will learn how to channel that power into many areas of your life so you can truly be a phenomenal woman. (This book contains adult language.)
Posted in Motivational Tagged with: Being, LLC, Phenomenal, Rockstar Publications, Steps, Woman
Covert Propaganda and Molding the Mass Mind: How our thoughts are being secretly shaped
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Propaganda, by design, is one of the most misunderstood words in the English language. It’s not just something our enemies use. We invented modern propaganda and use it more than any country in history. Open, aboveboard propaganda like most advertising and PR isn’t inherently unethical. However, when it’s designed not to be detected, it can be both insidious and dangerous. Covert Propaganda and Molding the Mass Mind exposes a century-long hidden campaign to manipulate our thoughts and behavior and reveals how specific propaganda techniques have impacted numerous events at home and abroad—including how propaganda was involved in the decision behind dropping nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945.
Written by a former journalist and propagandist, this book unveils some 30 propaganda techniques that allow the economic power elite and its ghostlike propagandists to set parameters of behavior and to draw lines in the sand that we learn instinctively not to cross. Prepare to have your lifelong stereotypes shattered as you discover how your identity, actions, feelings, beliefs, and even relationships have been impacted by these covert strategies.
Packed with eye-opening examples of mass mind manipulation, past and present, this journey behind the covert curtain will open up a whole new world you likely never knew existed. It also offers ways to protect yourself from this mass onslaught on your senses.
Posted in Propaganda & Political Psychology Tagged with: Being, Covert, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Mass, Mind, Molding, Propaganda, secretly, shaped, thoughts
The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love, and Work
by: Atria Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 11 reviews
With clarity, humor, and insight, award-winning filmmaker Barnet Bain guides readers to unlock the raw power of the creative self. Sharing creativity principles and practices at the leading edge, The Book of Doing and Being
offers a life-altering map for stepping beyond what we already know and into a dimension of imagination from which innovation is born.
Known for his inspiring movies and documentaries, as well as his popular creativity workshops, Barnet Bain makes available his teachings for the first time in book form. Discover how will and action come together with imagination and feeling to form the very foundation of creativity by working with this treasury of more than forty transformative exercises. Each one is designed to spark new creative connections by challenging our usual ways of thinking, feeling, and perceiving.
These lessons, tools, and techniques serve to unlock great reservoirs of creativity in every individual, whether it’s jumpstarting or completing a project, launching a new business, creating a work of art, experiencing more fulfilling relationships, or making other dreams come true. Bain’s motivational guidance includes: rewiring your brain to unleash ultra-creativity; finding freedom from self-criticism, perfectionism, and other obstructions to productivity and creative expression; harnessing the two forces of creativity: inspiration and action; discovering your emotions as the doorway to creative aliveness and ingenuity; and heeding the call of your Real Work, regardless of age, education, or experience.
Step by step, you will make the discovery of a lifetime: how to stop being ruled by your past and start consciously creating your present and future. You will be surprised and energized—by your next creative impulse, the next idea that excites you, the next experience that moves you—and you will live a creative life.
Posted in Creativity Tagged with: Atria Books, Being, Book, Creativity, Doing, Life, Love, Rediscovering, Work
Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do
by: Back Bay Books
Product rating: 4.3 with 107 reviews
A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.
Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success.
BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting “blueprint” for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.
Posted in Applied Psychology Tagged with: Back Bay Books, Being, Better, Blue, Connected, Happier, Healthier, Make, Mind, More, Near, Science, Shows, Surprising, That, Under, Water, What
Integration: The Power of Being Co-Active in Work and Life
by: Changemakers Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 7 reviews
We live in a world of both profound separation and deep longing for connection. Betz and Kimsey-House explore not only the historical and spiritual history of our disconnection and its cost to individual and societal well-being, but also provide a compelling, neuroscience-based argument for how to make the next “great turning” of human development: becoming more integrated human beings. They invite you to accompany them through a road map to integration by exploring in detail the Co-Active model, originally used by coaches, but with practical application to business, parents, teachers, and anyone with a desire to be more effective, connected, and whole. Richly illustrated with true stories of integration in action, as well as current research in neuroscience, this book provides a guide to reaching our full potential within ourselves, with each other, in groups and organizations and with society at large.
Posted in General Tagged with: Being, Changemakers Books, Co-Active, Integration, Life, Power, Work