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The War for Fundraising Talent (And How Small Shops Can Win). Jason Lewis
Focusing on the challenges for ‘small shops’ that have difficulty in consistently achieving their fundraising goals, Jason Lewis provides his insight on professional fundraising and tips on how to break away from old paradigms to achieve greater success.

Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity through Business. John Mackey with Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps
Whole Foods co-founder President John Mackey, and his co-authors, make the case that strong business leadership requires more than short-term focus on financial results. Strong leaders also focus on building and supporting a purpose driven, sustainable business model.

The Infinite Game – How Do You Win a Game That Has No End? Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek explores how many corporate leaders judge their success based on how they win or lose at the game of business. He suggests the business isn’t a win-able game because businesses and services are, in fact, infinite. Thought-provoking and sometime controversial, it’s well worth a read.

Insights for the Journey…Navigating to Thrive, Enjoy, and Prosper in Senior Management. John Lucht, OBM This 95-page, easy-to-read book by John Lucht, widely recognized and respected guru of executive search, offers his latest insights and suggestions for people interested in pursuing or already in senior level and C-Suite positions.

Think Again, The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know. Adam Grant
This book is a resource for today’s times on rethinking and unlearning traits that will propel us forward to analyzing and helping us “take a step back” to move 2 steps forward.

A World Without E-Mail: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload. Cal Newport
Cal Newport suggests that E-mail can ruin your life. But only if you let it! He has great ideas on to not let E-mail rule you, your time, and your productivity.

Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize People for Impact and Growth. Jenn Lim
Jenn Lim, CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness, a company she and Tony Hsieh (former CEO of Zappos) cofounded, with the mission of showing leaders how to prioritize purpose, people, and profits. Following up on the 2010 publication Tony’s book, Delivering Happiness – which sold over a million copies – Beyond Happiness draws on Jenn’s understanding of the ‘science of happiness’ and its influence on an organization. She provides case studies that illustrate how companies can build sustainable success by helping their employees recognize their personal purpose and connect with the company’s mission. The result, as Lin demonstrates, is less employee burnout, greater employee engagement, and higher profits.

Leisure

Strong Women, Strong Bones. Miriam E. Nelson, Ph. D and Sarah Wernick, Ph.D.
Everything you need to know to prevent, treat and beat osteoporosis.

The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook:101 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health. Serena Ball, MLS, RDN and Deanna Segrave-Daly, RDN
If you only have 30 minutes to prepare a meal and want to improve your health and lifestyle, here are some ways to do both!

The Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Solution. Julene Stassou, MS, RD
Julene Stassou collaborates with Mark S. Sapienz, MD and Gastroenterologist (author of The 28-Day Kick-Start Plan for Lasting Weight Loss Success) to share their views on understanding and sustaining a way of life for all of us pandemic remote couch potatoes along with easy-to-prepare recipes.

The Warsaw Orphan. Kelly Rimmer
If you are a reader of historical fiction, you should try Kelly Rimmer’s coming-of-age novel about a woman who put her own life and family in danger to save the lives of Jewish children. It’s compelling and hard to put down.

Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times. Bishop Michael Curry with Sara Grace
Bishop Curry addresses love and kindness, and how people can use them and personal faith to collectively work through differences with others and help make meaningful improvements to the quality of life on both a local and global scale.

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