Personal Growth

Learning doesn't stop once we receive our diplomas.  As Henry Ford once said, "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young." And doesn't everyone want to keep growing in our careers and expanding our minds? Here are resources to help you continue to learn!

The Innovative Business Ecosystems of China’s Digital Giants

Learn more from Business Ecosystems in China authors Wei Wei and Mark J. Greeven about how China is leading the pack for fintech.

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5 Reasons Why People Can't Get Out of a Crisis

Constance Dierickx explains key indicators to identify when difficult situations occur and how to navigate the crisis and come out on the other side. Dierckx is the author of High-Stakes Leadership.

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Value of Information

Most business executive acknowledges the value of information and it being a "critical corporate asset." Yet scant few measure its value as if it were one. In this article,  Doug Laney, author of Infonomics, breaks down how information can increase shareholder wealth.

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Grow Through Disruption: Travel Alone & Take a Gap Year

Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself, is an expert on the need for disruption to achieve innovation. Here she interviews Paula Froelich for a podcaston how uncomfortable it can be to become too comfortable with one, set path in life.

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Personal Growth Books

  • Evolution of a Corporate Idealist

    When Girl Meets Oil, 1st Edition

    By Christine Bader

    There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world's biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices. They are trying to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse, the next Deepwater Horizon explosion, the next Foxconn labor abuses. Obviously, they…

    Hardback – 2018-07-02

  • Athena Rising

    How and Why Men Should Mentor Women, 1st Edition

    By W. Brad Johnson, David Smith

    Increasingly, new employees and junior members of any profession are encouraged-sometimes stridently-to "find a mentor!" Four decades of research reveals that the effects of mentorship can be profound and enduring; strong mentoring relationships have the capacity to transform individuals and entire…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19

  • The Boomerang Principle

    Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees, 1st Edition

    By Lee Caraher

    It is rare today for employees to stay with one organization for the long tenures that were the norm before the Great Recession. In fact, "job hopping" is the new norm, especially for Millennials. In The Boomerang Principle, companies learn how to leverage this fact rather than fear it. By…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11

  • Teach to Work

    How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America, 1st Edition

    By Patty Alper

    The United States is abundantly rich in adults with "know how." By connecting mentors -- educated adults with expertise and knowledge -- with mentees -- teens and young adults who lack motivation, experience, and role models in their lives -- we can begin to close this gap dramatically. We can…

    Hardback – 2017-03-28

  • The Magnetic Leader

    How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers, and Profits, 1st Edition

    By Roberta Chinsky Matuson

    Employees don’t work for companies; they work for people. The more irresistible you are as a leader, the more pull you have for employees to want to stay and for your customers to remain loyal. In The Magnetic Leader, Roberta Matuson asks us to consider that the quality of a company’s leadership is…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14

  • Mogul, Mom, & Maid

    The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman, 1st Edition

    By Liz O'Donnell

    The state of working women has been declared and debated since the days of Rosie the Riveter. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don't tell the whole story. The truth is, many women today are breadwinners; and these breadwinners are struggling. They are caught in a perfect…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22

  • The Thing About Work

    Showing Up and Other Important Matters [A Worker's Manual], 1st Edition

    By Richard A. Moran

    Why does a CEO who has already made hundreds of millions of dollars continue to work? Why does a rock star who has made a bundle continue to tour? Why do retirees’ miss work as soon as they stop doing it? Why do we all wrestle with our life’s work and talk about it incessantly? The thing about work…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01

  • Grace Meets Grit

    How to Bring Out the Remarkable, Courageous Leader Within, 1st Edition

    By Daina Middleton

    There is no mistaking that inequality in the workplace is still prevalent in the form of salary inequity and unequal representation in leadership and board positions. Too often conversations about inequality can lead to men and women believing they are alike. Women and men are not the same,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18

  • Million Dollar Maverick

    Forge Your Own Path to Think Differently, Act Decisively, and Succeed Quickly, 1st Edition

    By Alan Weiss

    When it comes to how to succeed as an entrepreneur, we are besotted with advice. According to bestselling author Alan Weiss, success is a combination of opportunism, very disciplined work, luck, timing, and ignoring most advice.  In other words, it means striking out on your own, original path…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30

  • Even the Odds

    Sensible Risk-Taking in Business, Investing, and Life, 1st Edition

    By Karen Firestone

    In Even the Odds, Karen Firestone explains how risk assessment plays a prominent role in all aspects of life. We may all define risk, and our tolerance for it, somewhat differently, but we might all agree it plays a pivotal role in guiding us toward an optimal outcome.  As a long-time…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19

  • Breaking Through Bias

    Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work, 1st Edition

    By Andrea S. Kramer, Alton B. Harris

    More than fifty years after the beginning of the Women's Movement and forty years after passage of Title IX, women are still not "making it" in traditionally male careers. Women start their careers on parity with men but generally end them far earlier, having achieved less status, lower…

    Hardback – 2016-05-17

  • Mentor Myth

    How to Take Control of Your Own Success, 1st Edition

    By Debby Carreau

    Mentors are over-utilized, under-trained and, as studies show, under-deliver. From an employer's perspective, assigning a mentor is often a band-aid to a larger problem. From an employee's perspective, a lack of formal mentorship is seen as a serious, career-inhibiting problem, the equivalent of…

    Hardback – 2016-05-05

  • Power of Peers

    How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth, and Success, 1st Edition

    By Leon Shapiro, Leo Bottary

    Birds of a feather flock together. We're all in the same boat. Great minds think alike. While just figures of speech to some, they reflect a simple truth--it's the company we keep that often determines the level of personal growth and professional success we achieve in life.  Business leaders…

    Hardback – 2016-04-14

  • Be Bad First

    Get Good at Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future, 1st Edition

    By Erika Andersen

    We are operating in a world defined by constant connection, rapid change, and abundant choices. News that once took months, even years, to spread now reaches across the globe in seconds. Advances in medicine and science are pushing boundaries with gene therapy and stem cell transplants. And…

    Hardback – 2016-03-31

  • Joy of Strategy

    A Business Plan for Life, 1st Edition

    By Allison Rimm

    Your life is serious business, but who says you can't find joy along the way? As a person with unique gifts to offer, it is your responsibility to use your talents wisely and it is your right to enjoy yourself while doing so. Just as a successful business requires a mission and a plan, so does a…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15

  • Spiraling Upward

    The 5 Co-Creative Powers for Women on the Rise, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Wallbridge

    Dual Winner -- 2016 Nautilus Gold Award (Women) and Silver Award (Business & Leadership). Women comprise 51 percent of the world's population, make up over half the workforce, and control 85 percent of consumer decisions. Never before have women been so degreed or so represented as decision…

    Hardback – 2015-04-23

  • Millennials & Management

    The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work, 1st Edition

    By Lee Caraher

    As management ages and prepares to work longer than previous generations and Millennials join companies at steady rate, companies are suffering through tension and dissonance between Millennials and Boomers, and realizing that they can't just wait for management to age out to fix it. Finding…

    Hardback – 2014-11-06

  • Style Bible

    What to Wear to Work, 1st Edition

    By Lauren A. Rothman

    First impressions (and second ones!) count, whether you are an intern or a CEO. Lauren A. Rothman addresses an age-old dilemma: how to be appropriate and stylish in the workplace. Based on a decade of experience in the fashion industry, she addresses the basics of fashion and executive presence by…

    Paperback – 2013-10-22

  • Life After Law

    Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have, 1st Edition

    By Liz Brown

    Written by Harvard-trained ex-law firm partner Liz Brown, Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have provides specific, realistic, and honest advice on alternative careers for lawyers. Unlike generic career guides, Life After Law shows lawyers how to reframe their legal experience…

    Paperback – 2013-10-01

  • Dare, Dream, Do

    Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream, 1st Edition

    By Whitney L. Johnson

    Thinkers50 Management Thinker of 2015 Whitney Johnson has a goal: to help us identify and achieve our dreams. Her belief is that we can each achieve greater happiness when focusing both on our dreams and on other people in our lives. In this inspiring book, Johnson directs her attention to teaching…

    Hardback – 2012-06-14

Improve Through Personal Growth

Joy of Strategy by Allison Rimm

Your life is serious business, but who says you can't find joy along the way? As a person with unique gifts to offer, it is your responsibility to use your talents wisely and it is your right to enjoy yourself while doing so. In The Joy of Strategy, Allison Rimm provides a structured, step-by-step program to create a business plan for your life. Find out more about this title here.

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