More from my bookshelf – March 2021
More books on leadership, equity, history … and.a thriller
The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities (J-B Lencioni Series)
by Patrick M. Lencioni | Feb 19, 2020
The shortest book ever. Do we aspire to BE executives … or DO the hard work of executing? Do we do what we want to do? Or what the organization needs doing … team building and problem solving?
by Morten T. Hansen | Jan 30, 2018
Co-author of Great by Choice, with Tim Collins. Uses the same techniques to figure out why some individuals go so much further and faster than others. Shares seven things high performers do.
Good writers and story tellers. Lots of good ideas on effective decision making.
by Vanessa Van Edwards | Apr 25, 2017
Lots of hands on research and practical advice for building positive relationships.
by Amy Cuddy | Dec 22, 2015
Author suffered traumatic brain injury and was told she would never complete college. She is now a Harvard professor and an expert on how to be and bring your best self in even the toughest of situations.
by Donald Miller and Dr. J.J. Peterson | Mar 17, 2020
Sequel to StoryBrand. Develop a one line elevator script. Create curiosity, enlightenment, commitment. Clarity sells. Show how you can make life better, easier, simpler.
Everything that can be standardized, will be. The future belongs to those who can be remarkable, do something different, add value.
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning
Fast moving recap of Kendi’s lengthy history of racism in the U.S. The ebb and flow of history show how we go from anti-racist eras back to racism and assimilation. Each era seems to spark retrenchment.
by Brenda Salter McNeil , Eugene Cho, et al. | Jun 16, 2020
Seattle Pacific University professor shares her research and her work in churches rebuilding Christian reconciliation around race.
by Natasha Trethewey | Jul 28, 2020
A journalist recreates the story of her mother’s last days before being murdered. Even 20+ years later she finds it painfully difficult to unpack her feelings. To survive trauma, she says, we must tell ourselves stories.
by Jerry Craft | Oct 6, 2020
Graphic novel. A young Black teen’s second year in a mostly white prep school. Shows in graphic detail some of the challenges of code-switching between neighborhoods and cultures.
A History and a Thriller
by Joel C. Rosenberg | Mar 9, 2021
My thriller fix for this month. Rogue elements in the Middle East trigger a war, kidnap important people and threaten Israeli – Saudi peace initiatives.
by Murray Morgan and Mary Ann Gwinn
First written in 1951. Tells of the early years of Seattle, as a rowdy, racist and reactionary city. Riots from the 1920’s and 1930’s seem all too much like current events.