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Recommended Reads – Week 40

IntheFlow – Taking Mindfulness to Work by Debbie Goodman-Bhyat

IntheFlow – Taking Mindfulness to Work is an uplifting, eloquent and enlightening book that provokes us to wake up and notice the small stuff so that we live more fulfilling lives.

The book is packed with enthusiasm about how we can change our lives for the better by providing us with tools, tips and practices that can impact our personal and professional lives. It offers anecdotes, principles, processes and philosophies that are accessible, simple and very powerful.
IntheFlow has the capacity to enhance the way we perceive – and experience – our lives, the way we work as teams, and as a result, our overall productivity and levels of performance. It explains six ‘prompts’ that awaken us to the ordinary – yet special – moments of our lives, by paying attention, on purpose, to these moments.

Welcome to Your World : How the built environment shapes our lives by Sarah Williams Goldhagen

A globally-renowned chief architecture critic reveals how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world better suited to human experience.

Taking us on a fascinating journey through some of the world’s best and worst landscapes, buildings, and cityscapes, Sarah Williams Goldhagen draws from recent research in cognitive neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate how people’s experiences of the places they build are central to their well-being, their physical health, their communal and social lives, and even their very sense of themselves. From this foundation, Goldhagen presents a powerful case that societies must use this knowledge to rethink what and how they build: the world needs better-designed, healthier environments that address the complex range of human individual and social needs.

That Further Shore by Sarah Arnot : Turn your dreams into goals and make them reality

“Believe that further shore is reachable from here.”
Seamus Heaney “The cure of Troy”

If year after year is passing by and you’re still not living the life you know were meant to have, maybe it’s time to try a different approach.

So many books tell you how to achieve your goals, but few help you to set great objectives in the first place. Discover a fresh, innovative approach to thinking about what you want out of life and how to get it. Sarah Arnot shares a 5-step approach to help you close the gap between reality and your dreams.

If you are serious about achieving what matters most, That Further Shore is your guide to taking the power back and becoming the master of your own fate.

Drawing on a rich trove of research about the human brain and how we make decisions, Arnot reveals 5 proven steps to help get out of a rut and finally achieve your greatest goals.

Tagging for Talent : The Hidden Power of Social Recognition in the Workplace
by Michael S Salone

Tagging for Talent introduces a breakthrough approach for human resources, senior executives, and line managers to find hidden talent from within their own organizations. This unique method challenges the status quo of talent identification and succession planning with an easy crowdsourcing approach to competency recognition.

This is not a book about using social media but a true business solution using the natural behaviors of your workforce to self-identify potential myriad of talent. It speaks to HR professionals and senior leaders who are looking for simple-to-use, real-life solutions that can be implemented in business today. Employees already see the power of tagging and view this innovative approach as a fun way to recognizing talent, versus the old method of waiting for their manager to see or perceive their value.

More Together than Alone by Mark Nepo

‘I would follow this man anywhere’ Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakening and regular Oprah guest, Mark Nepo, presents an empowering guide to the power of community and why it’s essential in our lives, now more than ever. He investigates what brings us together and what throws us apart. He considers what we have in common as well as what makes us unique. He gathers stories and lessons from across cultures and history to show that, despite the hardships we face, we have the power to create connections and draw strength from one another. Featuring thought-provoking analysis and practical takeaways, More Together Than Alone will help us inhabit a stronger sense of togetherness in our lives to achieve our highest potential, as individuals, and as communities.

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