Your Colleagues Suggest....
Last weeks Wake-Up Wednesday was about books we've read that have provided guidance or wisdom we've found useful during this pandemic. Here's a list of the texts we discussed and the links to find them at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library or Amazon.
Ten Percent Happier, Dan Harris covers the benefits of meditation and mindfulness for folks who think it's a bunch of hooey (that'd be me). His justification is, if it just makes you ten percent happier and more effective, shouldn't you at least give it a shot?
A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger offers that the way in which we ask questions determines the answer. My favorite question offered and framed in the book: "how might we..." - you just can't answer with a negative!
The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy a quick read to help you spot energy drains and how to manage them and your time more effectively. Reminds me of the The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey which provides a funny visual of other peoples' problems jumping to your shoulder like monkeys.
Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler is a classic text. If you skip through the front end (over the team stories) you'll land in the practical solutions in the second half which provide scripts you can adapt for a variety of crucial conversations.
Leave us a note in the comment section if you have other texts you suggest to carry us through.