Featured Books, Blogs & Articles

The inspiration that I get for my blogs may sometimes come from a book, an article, a podcast discuss or even an experience on a train. Here’s an archive of a few things that I have uncovered in my research as well as some others that I felt deserved to be mentioned.

Lead from the Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century
Lead from the Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century by Mark C. Crowley
How we lead is failing people at work. These are bold words by Mark C. Crowley but I completely agree with him. This book gives tremendous insight into the power of leading from the heart and provides 4 practical ways to do it. VIEW THE BOOK ON AMAZON ➔
Dare to Lead
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
This is quite possibly one of my all-time favourite books. Brene combines research and personal experience into an incredible book that is a must read for anyone who wants to thrive at work. LEARN MORE ➔
Brave New Work
Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan
Aaron defines a company’s operating system as the fundamental principles and practices that shape their culture. His belief is that many workplace operating systems are broken. I completely agree! After reading this book, you have tangible ideas to start changing the operating system in your company to one that builds trust, transparency and autonomy. VIEWTHE BOOK ON AMAZON ➔
Culture Lab
Culture Lab with Aga Bajer
So many great thought leaders on leadership and culture on this podcast. I enjoyed this one especially because Patty McCord was a driving force behind the Netflix culture that disrupted an entire industry. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ➔
Ditch the Drama with Cy Wakeman
Ditch the Drama with Cy Wakeman WorkHuman RadioPodcast
Cy Wakeman is engaging, dynamic and has a fantastic message for people. Ditch the drama at work. You might not think you’re even creating drama, but you just might be are by the stories you are telling yourself. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST ➔
Dying for a Paycheck
Dying for a Paycheck by Jeffrey Pfeffer
This book is jammed pack with research and evidence showing that people are literally dying for a paycheck. The author Jeffrey Pfeffer shares several examples showing how management practices are negatively damaging the physical, emotional and mental health of millions of people worldwide. This professor of organizational behaviour at Stanford university doesn’t mince words and he has the evidence to back it up. VIEW THE BOOK ON AMAZON ➔