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Book Capsules, June 2021

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work
Melody Wilding
Chronicle Prism, 272pp., $26.95

Wilding has an important message for high-performing professionals who happen to be highly attuned with their feelings: Don't let your emotions get in the way of your success. She describes individuals who fit this category as sensitive strivers. "When sensitivity and achievement meet, it can be a tricky combination," she writes. Wilding, who is an executive coach and human behavior professor, discusses how to control common sensitive striver traits, such as overthinking, and shares strategies on how to use your emotions as a competitive advantage in the workplace while remaining true to yourself.

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Differentiated: The Breakthrough Approach to Strategy for Organizations Driven by Purpose
Karla Raines
My Life Is a Work of Art
Press, 134 pp., $28

This time of disruption presents a great opportunity to rethink and refine your business strategy. In this book, Raines discusses alternatives to status-quo strategy-building frameworks, such as the 50-year-old SWOT analysis. She instead suggests businesses adopt a customer mindset if they want to stand out from the competition. Though Raines targets Differentiated to executives and senior leaders of purpose-driven organizations, those who enjoy reading fact-based stories of business strategy development will likely find value in her insights and fresh point of view.

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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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