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Make Your Mark: A Guidebook for the Brave Hearted

by Margie Warrell

I choose to read books to invite reflection and personal growth in my own life and work. Margie’s book is a wonderful reflection tool for getting clear on what you want, getting in touch with the ways of thinking, being able to add or detract from that goal and giving a sense of priority and phasing so that you progress against that goal. From my work in leader development as an executive coach in a management consulting firm, I have observed and asserted that the more aware we are, the more effective we can be. Awareness puts us in a place of choice. A moment in time where we can change or choose a mindset, behavior or next action that results in a better outcome.

— Carolyn Butcher, executive coach

Invisible Power: Insight Principles at Work

by Ken Manning, Robin Charbit and Sandra Krot

I am reading this book because last year I attended a program that transformed how I show up at work and reconnected me to my innate wisdom. I left the program truly accepting my natural potential to learn and others’ potential to learn and be the best they can be. The book has examples from the corporate world on how our mind, our thoughts and our connection to our consciousness can unlock the potential in all of us as individuals and as a team. I now truly see each person I work with, directly or indirectly. I have also learned not to have expectations without clearly articulating them to others. I lead from a place of compassion. I lead from a place of acceptance.

Jacqueline Akinyi McMenamin, global organizational effectiveness consultant, Roche

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen R. Covey

This book is essential in self-development. As a remote worker, I’m always interested in ways that I can improve my personal effectiveness. As a leader of a remote worker, I desperately need to know the best ways to lead my team of two (including me).

— Patrick Wraight, director, Academy of Insurance

The 7th Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life

by William Duggan

I am reading this book to learn more about strategic intuition and how it enables us to be more creatively analytical, especially when learning from examples of others. It differs from the sixth sense — expert intuition. I am also curious about how artificial intelligence is changing the workplace and the learning skills needed with this disruption.

— M.J. Hall, learning performance designer, coach and content manager & learning SME, Association for Talent Development

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