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August 2023 TD Authors: What's on Your Bookshelf?

Monday, July 31, 2023

Contributors to the August 2023 issue of TD magazine offer their book recommendations.

Matt Gjertsen
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain
by Lisa Feldman Barrett
If you want to affect the behaviors of others, you must understand the emotions that drive those behaviors. How Emotions Are Made is a crash course in how the brain and body work together to create the emotions that we experience every day.


Lindsay Recknell
The 5AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life
by Robin Sharma
I picked up this book because I wanted to learn how to get out of bed early each morning. I figured the promise of neuroscience to train my brain had to be a good thing. What I got from this book was so much more—it was magical, motivational, and inspiring in none of the lame ways. This book truly empowered me, through Sharma's use of language and metaphors, to be my best self.

Davis M. Robinson
Find Your Thing: How to Discover What You Do Best, Own It and Get Known for It
by Lucy Whittington
The takeaway is that when you find the thing that you are brilliant at doing, you should find all the opportunities you can and do more of it.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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