Contributors to the October 2020 issue of TD magazine offer their book recommendations.
Natalie Lui Duncan
Principles by Ray Dalio
Dalio, a successful investor and entrepreneur, has developed a compendium of insights that equip us to live our professional and personal lives fearlessly and to the fullest. He offers road maps for achieving our highest aspirations for our organizations and ourselves, laying out pragmatic principles in a systemic, easy-to-follow format.
The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo
Each of the 365 passages revitalizes and refreshes us as we journey through life, challenging us to live abundantly, purposefully, and wholeheartedly despite obstacles, pain, and suffering that we are destined to encounter.
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
This book influenced my views on bias and particularly what gets in the way of making progress on bias—it's as simple as being open to the fact that we are each a work in progress.
Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
This book is timely for the unprecedented times we are facing. COVID-19 has afforded us the opportunity to rethink the way that we do business in every way. This book is an excellent resource for organizations to begin discussions on adapting and embracing change. The author reminds us to thrive in an environment of change, uncertainty, and unpredictability.
Leading the Learning Function: Tools and Techniques for Organizational Impact edited by M.J. Hall and Laleh Patel
This book covers various topics pertinent to the learning community and includes a curation of insights and lessons focused on managing processes, leading and developing people, collaborating effectively, and using technology
We Can’t Talk About That at Work!: How to Talk About Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics by Mary-Frances Winters
This book provides insight on how to approach conversations that may be considered difficult, including topics such as race, gender, and religion. The author asserts that we need to have these conversations and offers suggestions to deal with the sensitive subjects that have the ability to provide awareness and inclusivity.