Resources

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Articles:

“Taking the stress out of stressful conversations” by Holly Weeks, HBR.

“The neurobiology of grace under pressure.” by Christopher Bergland, Psychology  Today.

“How to be a neuro-leader: Use your brain.” by Fiona Smith, Business Review Weekly

“How the science of swarms can help us fight cancer and predict the future.”  by Ed Yong, Wired

“A Conversation about conversations” by Ray Stata, CEO

“A boss’s challenge: have everyone join the ‘in’ group” by Adam Bryant, The New York Times

“The Price of Incivility” by  Christine Porath

The Huffington Post on being an approachable leader here.

Google’s popular emotional intelligence course: Search Inside Yourself

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Favorite Books for Leaders:

Quiet by Susan Cain (for those who don’t rely on being extroverted to lead teams)

Primal Leadership by Goleman et al (for leadership versatility and beefing up emotional intelligence)

Your Brain at Work by David Rock (for greater understanding on the neurobiology of leadership and how to optimize your prefrontal cortex)

The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi (for a samurai’s teaching on business strategy)

Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (for developing empathy through the power of story)

Zen and The Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel (for timeless wisdom on mastering your mind)

Fuckery by Lori Eberly and Jon Sabol (for reducing the Denominator that divides your success)

The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America by David Whyte (Do yourself a favor and just read his full canon.)

Authors Dan Pink, Simon Sinek and fellow social worker, Brene Brown

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Swords

Nothing will alter your ability to lead and to influence like your ability to wield the swords of Discovery and Direction with intention and grace. You want to be respected? Be respectful. You want to set the course? Better learn how to listen.

On Belonging

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coactes, and African-American perspective on belonging

Mary Oliver uses poetry to explore the intricacies of connections we have to the natural world, while Audre Lorde writes as a “Black woman, a mother, a daughter, a lesbian, a feminist, a visionary.”
Mary and Max, directed by Adam Elliot, is a stop motion animation film about healing loneliness.
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, by Sebastian Junger, explores tribal societies and belonging.
Gina Nahai tells the story of a Jewish family in 1780s Persia, over seven generations, to contemporary Iran in Cry of the Peacock.
Check these folks out: https://haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/

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