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Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want

By Julie Winkle Giulioni and Beverly L. Kaye

I’m reading this book because I coach leaders and managers, many of who find it challenging to have semi-annual reviews and get a little lost in long conversations around career development. This book breaks down those conversations and touch points into bite-size conversations spread throughout the year, so they are not as intimidating to the leader or the employee. I’m loving how small, bite-size conversations can support front-line managers to help their reports have conversations that matter without intimidating either of them and making it easy to do often.

Teri Johnson, executive coach and consultant

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

By Peter C. Brown, Mark A. McDaniel and Henry L. Roediger III

This book is truly an eye-opener for learning professionals. It challenges the status quo of learning “truths” and presents the reader with facts and evidence supported by scientific studies conducted by cognition experts. It proves, with little room for doubt, that our agreed learning methods and processes are, in fact, counterproductive to learning, retention and behavioral change. To close the gap, it offers science-backed proposals on how to approach learning better and how to include this in your learning design. The main learning point has been how the concept of repetition is not the best way to learn; rather, it creates the illusion of mastery and that could be dangerous.

Norman Arosemena, corporate learning expert

Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

By Robert Wright

Want to better understand the real challenge of gender bias or road rage? Psychologist Robert Wright describes how natural selection established neural subsystems that no longer work effectively in contemporary societies. Using our current knowledge of the brain’s evolution, he gives credence to the value of meditation as a way to function more effectively. Humans will typically default to one of their seven subsystems designed to address needs that are rooted in hunter-gatherer evolution. This means that I may slip into affiliation, self-protection or status modes because they’re my primary state for coping. My development and/or learning ability is “highjacked” along with the desired outcome.

Rick Cobb, EVP at Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.


By Daniel Pink

This book has solid information about how “when” impacts what we do and why.

Madeline Parisi, content development expert

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