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Continuous adaptation and growth are more than just buzzwords — they’re imperatives for success. As we navigate this dynamic environment, the tools we arm ourselves with often determine our trajectory. Central to these tools is knowledge, and books have always been its most trusted vessels. Here, we introduce two prominent books that cater to this educational necessity. The first, freshly off the press, presents a compelling case for mental agility in our daily professional lives. The second, eagerly awaiting its autumn release, is poised to reshape our understanding of modern leadership in an era of sustainability and inclusivity.
Brain On!: Mental Fitness Strategies for Sharpening Focus, Boosting Energy, and Winning the Workday
Released on 8 Aug. 2023 by Deb Smolensky
In “Brain On!“, Deb Smolensky delves into the intricacies of the human brain and its impact on the workplace. Looking critically at professionals’ challenges: overwhelm, distraction, burnout, and other stressors — expert offers a refreshing perspective. She equates mental health to physical fitness, emphasizing the need for continuous training. With the brain being the most advanced technology humans possess, ensuring it operates at peak efficiency is crucial. Smolensky’s strategies aim to harness the brain’s power, allowing individuals to navigate the workday with improved mental agility. It’s a roadmap for individuals striving for personal growth and leaders aiming to cultivate a positive workplace culture. If mental resilience, heightened awareness, and effective task management are your goals, “Brain On!” is the guide you’ve been waiting for.
Intentional Power: The 6 Essential Leadership Skills for Triple Bottom Line Impact
Will be out this fall by Lisen Stromberg, JeanAnn Nichols, and Corey Jones
Anticipated as the playbook for the leaders of today and tomorrow, “Intentional Power” is a deep dive into the transformation of leadership models. As we transition from an era of shareholder capitalism to one dominated by stakeholder capitalism, there’s a pressing need for innovative leadership approaches. This book dismantles the outdated paradigms, introducing a more inclusive and comprehensive model. Leadership maestros Lisen Stromberg, JeanAnn Nichols, and Corey Jones penned this work, grounding it in extensive research. Drawing from fields as diverse as cognitive psychology and performance management, the authors introduce the HEARTI(r) model. Comprising six core competencies—Humility, Empathy, Accountability, Resiliency, Transparency, and Inclusivity—this model is set to redefine success in the business realm. Beyond theory, the book is sprinkled with practical insights, real-life examples, and actionable tools, making it an indispensable asset for aspiring leaders and seasoned professionals. As businesses strive to balance profit, people, and the planet, “Intentional Power” lights the way forward.