Who Do We Choose To Be

Who Do We Choose To Be

Who Do We Choose To Be

This book is born of my desire to summon us to be leaders for this time as things fall apart, to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil. I know it is possible for leaders to use their power and influence, their insight and compassion, to lead people back to an understanding of who we are as human beings, to create the conditions for our basic human qualities of generosity, contribution, community and love to be evoked no matter what. I know it is possible to experience grace and joy in the midst of tragedy and loss. I know it is possible to create islands of sanity in the midst of wildly disruptive seas. I know it is possible because I have worked with leaders over many years in places that knew chaos and breakdown long before this moment. And I have studied enough history to know that such leaders always arise when they are most needed. Now it's our turn.

Download now

Product Details:

Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Margaret J. Wheatley
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2017-06-19
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781523083640


Who Do We Choose To Be

Who Do We Choose To Be

This book is born of my desire to summon us to be leaders for this time as things fall apart, to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil. I know it is possible for leaders to use their power and influence, their insight and compassion, to lead people back to an understanding of who we are as human beings, to create the conditions for our basic human qualities of generosity, contribution, community and love to be evoked no matter what. I know it is possible to experience grace and joy in the midst of tragedy and loss. I know it is possible to create islands of sanity in the midst of wildly disruptive seas. I know it is possible because I have worked with leaders over many years in places that knew chaos and breakdown long before this moment. And I have studied enough history to know that such leaders always arise when they are most needed. Now it's our turn.

Download now

Product Details:

Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Margaret J. Wheatley
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2017-06-19
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781523083657


Willful

Willful

A revelatory alternative to the standard economic models of human behavior that proposes an exciting new way to understand decision-making Why do we do the things we do? The classical view of economics is that we are rational individuals, making decisions with the intention of maximizing our preferences. Behaviorists, on the other hand, see us as relying on mental shortcuts and conforming to preexisting biases. Richard Robb argues that neither explanation accounts for those things that we do for their own sake, and without understanding these sorts of actions, our picture of decision†‘making is at best incomplete. Robb explains how these choices made seemingly without reason belong to a realm of behavior he identifies as “for†‘itself.” A provocative combination of philosophy and economics that offers a key to many of our quixotic choices, this groundbreaking volume provides a new way to understand everything from investing to how hard we work to how we manage daily interactions.

Download now

Product Details:

Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Richard Robb
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2019-11-12
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780300249200


Devils

Devils

When the night settles, And the wolf howls at its moon, The murk shall devour the sky, The Lands shall cry, A forever midnight will besiege the ticking of time, For the Devils only come out at midnight. Angels will fall, And the Devils will rise. For every end shall have a new beginning. - Aeon, Ruler of the Great Beyond “Everyone believes that there are two kinds of devils – ones that come from above and the ones that come from below. The ones that come from below seek vengeance upon the mortal world. The ones that come from above seek redemption amongst the living. But I personally believe in the third kind of devils, who seek both – redemption and vengeance. These devils are us – the living creatures.”: SPAR 84 “You were brave to enact and try to bring things in order, but you messed up. Someone needed to clean up that mess of yours: Destiny chose me”: Yanat “Evil cannot be suppressed, it can only be delayed”: VEH 8462

Download now

Product Details:

Genre : Fiction
Author : Tanay Bhadra
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2020-07-23
Total Pages : 374 Pages
ISBN : 9781649195913


The Future We Choose

The Future We Choose

In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015--have written a cautionary but optimistic book about the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity. The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris Agreement's climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a regenerative world that has net-zero emissions. They argue for confronting the climate crisis head-on, with determination and optimism. The Future We Choose presents our options and tells us what governments, corporations, and each of us can, and must, do to fend off disaster.

Download now

Product Details:

Genre : Political Science
Author : Christiana Figueres
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2021-04-06
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780593080931


I Can Choose

I Can Choose

Download now

Product Details:

Genre : Children's stories
Author : Linda Porter Carlyle
Publisher : Pacific PressPub Assn
Release : 1992
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 0816310823


The People We Keep

The People We Keep

"Little River, New York, 1994: April Sawicki is living in a run-down motorhome, flunking out of school, and picking up shifts at the local diner. But when April realizes she's finally had enough-enough of her selfish, absent father and barely surviving in an unfeeling town-she decides to make a break for it. Stealing a car and with only her music to keep her company, April hits the road, determined to live life on her own terms. She manages to scrape together a meaningful existence as she travels, encountering people and places she's never dreamed of, and could never imagine deserving. From lifelong friendships to tragic heartbreaks, April chronicles her journey in the beautiful music she creates as she discovers that home is with the people you choose to keep"--Publisher's description.

Download now

Product Details:

Genre : Fiction
Author : Allison Larkin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-08-03
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781982171292


All About Love

All About Love

The acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation,” All About Love is a revelation about what causes a polarized society and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces. “The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness--not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.

Download now

Product Details:

Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : bell hooks
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-01-30
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780062862174


Finding Our Way

Finding Our Way

For years, Margaret Wheatley has written eloquently about humanizing our organizations and helping people to work together more effectively and compassionately. She has shown how breakthroughs in chaos theory and quantum physics can enable organizations to function more like responsive, self-organizing living systems, rather than cold mechanisms of control. And she has gradually expanded these ideas into the wider arena of human society. In short, Margaret Wheatley is one of the most innovative and influential organizational thinkers of our time, and Finding Our Way brings together her shorter writings for the first time, touching on all the topics she has addressed throughout her career, showing how she has applied the ideas in her books s in many different situations. “The pieces presented here”, she writes, “represent ten years of work, of how I took the ideas in my books and applied them in practice in many different situations. However, this is not a collection of articles. I updated, revised, or substantially added to the original content of each one. In this way, everything written here represents my current views on the subjects I write about.” Provocative, challenging, at times poetic, and often deeply moving, Finding Our Way sums up Wheatley's thinking on a diverse scope of topics from leadership and management to education and raising children in turbulent times; from societal commentary to specific organizational techniques and more.

Download now

Product Details:

Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Margaret J. Wheatley
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2007-02-13
Total Pages : 297 Pages
ISBN : 9781605098791


Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders

Look around your office. Turn on the TV. Incompetent leadership is everywhere, and there's no denying that most of these leaders are men. In this timely and provocative book, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic asks two powerful questions: Why is it so easy for incompetent men to become leaders? And why is it so hard for competent people--especially competent women--to advance? Marshaling decades of rigorous research, Chamorro-Premuzic points out that although men make up a majority of leaders, they underperform when compared with female leaders. In fact, most organizations equate leadership potential with a handful of destructive personality traits, like overconfidence and narcissism. In other words, these traits may help someone get selected for a leadership role, but they backfire once the person has the job. When competent women--and men who don't fit the stereotype--are unfairly overlooked, we all suffer the consequences. The result is a deeply flawed system that rewards arrogance rather than humility, and loudness rather than wisdom. There is a better way. With clarity and verve, Chamorro-Premuzic shows us what it really takes to lead and how new systems and processes can help us put the right people in charge.

Download now

Product Details:

Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Release : 2019-02-19
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781633696334