Contributors to the April 2021 issue of TD magazine offer their book recommendations.
Michael Lee Stallard
Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit by Parker Palmer
Palmer brilliantly makes the case that cultivating healthy relational cultures throughout society, including in workplaces, encourages connection and cooperation rather than the divisiveness often seen today.
Them: Why We Hate Each Other—and How to Heal by Ben Sasse
Sasse makes the case that the loneliness epidemic is contributing to divisiveness in society and that reconnecting as human beings in our local communities is an important first step to reduce today’s widespread divisiveness.
Future-Proofing Your Organization by Teaching Thinking Skills: A Survival Guide for 21st Century Business by Nanette Miner
Miner's perspective is direct and enlightening. Too often training topics focus solely on process and content. When was the last time critical thinking was part of the agenda? We need critical thinkers today more than ever.
Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company by Kevin Oakes
This new book from the CEO of i4cp has my attention given how much of an impact the culture of the companies I have worked for and with has influenced the direction of my career over the years. I can’t wait to dive in and learn more about how to get this right!
The Elements of Mentoring: 75 Practices of Master Mentors by W. Brad Johnson and Charles R. Ridley
This helpful book offers concise, practical guidance for mentors looking to hone their mentoring skills. Johnson and Ridley's guidance will help improve readers' mentoring and leadership competency.
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
A fascinating analysis of discrimination and racism in America and its impact on our society. The author traces the origins of this hierarchical system and why and how we need to change it.