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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined By Steven Pinker
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
By Steven Pinker
[It] takes a panoramic view of the reduction of violence in all human activities from the quotidian such as child and domestic abuse to workplace mores, judicial punishment to global warfare. Most of the world has experienced at least some of this lessening of brutality, but his focus is the West. It would at first appear a Panglossian endeavor, but he backs it up with an astonishing amount of research. Unsurprisingly, there are a number of cautions in terms of future trends and of course statistical outliers are never infinitely impossible.
Judith Eastbrook
— Judith Eastbrook, strategic client acquisition manager, Focus EduVation
Generation Z Leads: A Guide for Developing the Leadership Capacity of Generation Z Students
By Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace
I just finished “Gen Z Leads,” which is actually written for colleges to give ideas regarding how to develop leadership skills in Gen Z, but it is hugely eye-opening for me in designing leadership experiences for our next generation of leaders.
Nanette Miner
— Nanette Miner, managing consultant, The Training Doctor
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
By Ingrid Fetell Lee
I spend a lot of time reading about tactics and strategies to create better learning programs, but I don’t think our industry spends enough time thinking about how we design for experience. The best book I’ve read all year is “Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness.” It’s a well-written love letter to joy by the former design director at IDEO, including some of the design principles and scientific research underpinning positive emotion. Why do we respond to color? How do we leverage a sense of transcendence in our design? Why are sprinkles so darned delightful? I think every learning designer and executive could do well to deeply understand how to create more joy in their workplace, and in the world!
Jesse Harris

— Jesse Harris, head of talent, Virgin Orbit

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
By John Carreyrou
Even though I’ve watched the documentaries on Elizabeth Holmes and her Silicon Valley startup fraud, Theranos, this is a real page turner. The lies, deceit and delusion are unbelievable. She had some of the smartest people in America completely duped. A great beach read!
Ann Heidingsfelder
— Ann Heidingsfelder, leadership development and sales performance coach
Chief Learning Officer wants to hear from you: What’s at the top of your reading list?
Send your submissions to Elizabeth Loutfi at eloutfi@CLOmedia.com.
Chief Learning Officer wants to hear from you: What’s at the top of your reading list?
Send your submissions to Elizabeth Loutfi at eloutfi@CLOmedia.com.