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Looking for inspiration to start a business or integrate the pillars of Conscious Capitalism at your organization? In the mood to learn about innovations and groundbreaking ideas from around the world? Search no more! Discover our selection of recommended reading for aspiring and seasoned Conscious Capitalists. These page turners will take you on a journey to fulfill your potential and be part of a happier world where business puts people back at the center and we elevate humanity together.
It’s About TIME invites readers into a head-slapping understanding of how we came to pay workers and how an industry of predatory practices positioned to “help” the poor amid crises have resulted in massive financial stress and a loss of happiness and productivity. The book shares a fascinating look at the role “time” plays in our society and how it’s about time for company leaders to step into their heroic nature and right this injustice.
In Selling Without Selling Out: How to Sell Your Business Without Selling Your Soul, Sunny Vanderbeck offers practical advice for selling your business or taking on a capital partner without compromising on what matters to you. Using lessons learned from his own hard-won experiences as well as insights from a variety of experts, he outlines what to look for and what to avoid to feel good on the day after the transaction closes.
The more centered, present, and authentic you are as an individual, the more effective you will be in your work and in your life. This has been the premise of more than fifteen years of developmental work taught at the Decurion Corporation and resulting in The Practice of Self-Management: A Handbook for Walking the Path from Reactivity to Presence and Connection. Time-tested lessons, meditations, and daily-life practices will help you to expand your awareness, deepen your understanding, and transform your connection with those around you. The practices found in this handbook do more than enhance business effectiveness. Becoming more present, reducing reactivity, and dissolving barriers between yourself and others will transform your life as a whole.
The ABCs of Conscious Capitalism for KIDs is for kids who have big ideas and even bigger dreams, and want to make some money along the way. In this stunningly creative activity book, Laura Hall offers readers twenty-six bite-sized chapters—one for every letter of the alphabet—that will help you to:
Identify and understand what Conscious Capitalism is and why you want to be a part of the movement
Create a business idea that means something not only to you but to those around you
By the end of The ABCs of Conscious Capitalism for KIDs, you’ll understand the power of Conscious Capitalism and why this movement is so important, how to discover your own passion and purpose, and how to use that passion as a force for good—something that can better the world, the people in it, and your wallet. You might even find a few surprises on these pages!
Guts & Grace: A Woman’s Guide to Full Bodied Leadership, draws from mindfulness, somatics, positive psychology and neuroscience to address this topic head-on. The book is full of practical activities that help women lead with more presence, purpose and impact, while also simultaneously building resilience and reducing burnout. Using the wisdom of your own body as a roadmap, LeeAnn helps you discover why being more like yourself is the pathway to a more powerful and effective way to lead – and why it’s worth the risk, even when you’re already a success.
LeeAnn Mallorie brings both a somatic depth and grounded practicality to her work.
In Guts & Grace, she teaches 13 concrete strategies for fully embodied, boldly empowered, and radically conscious leadership.
Imagine a world where everyone can come to work as their authentically human, best selves. They feel fulfilled, supported, and cared for and have meaningful, purposeful work. At the end of the workday, they are able to bring their best selves home, be fully present with their loved ones, tend to their well-being, and replenish their well.
This vision is possible. And it is desperately needed!
Our rapidly changing world is becoming increasingly complex and disruptive. And while it brings many opportunities for innovation, it also triggers people to operate from a place of scarcity and self-protection, leading to disconnection and eroding well-being—on both the organizational and individual level. As a result, workplaces have become increasingly dehumanized and are now the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. We have a humanity crisis on our hands!
The good news is that there is a revolution already underway where organizations are breaking the mold and finding success by honoring what it means to be human and putting people first. In fact, research continues to emerge showing that human-centered organizations significantly outperform those operating from a “business-as-usual” approach. And the really good news is that this shift to rehumanize workplaces doesn’t have to start with the C-suite—really! It helps but is not a deal-breaker. Culture ultimately resides at the local team level; and you can transform workplaces by focusing on one team at a time.
This book highlights how successful companies are thriving by putting people first. It details five key principles essential for rehumanizing workplaces; a framework to help restore hope, well-being, and performance; and tangible actions anyone can take to show up as a leader and influence positive change.
The Moonshot Guidebook—initially a visioning tool for BIGGBY Home Office employees—will help you to refine a vision for your life by helping you to establish your Moonshot!
What’s a Moonshot?
It’s a concise statement of what you want your life to build toward, whether that’s a world-shaking accomplishment or getting to the point where you’re living your perfect day every day! You will also develop your Lunar Landscape—a detailed vision of what life will look like once you have accomplished your Moonshot, helping to make your Moonshot that much more real in your mind.
The Moonshot Guidebook provides a step-by-step plan to launch your goals:
• Answer questions about different areas of life to help you build a detailed vision
• Write out the first of many iterations of your Moonshot and Lunar Landscape
• Create a Flight Plan to leverage your strengths and go to work on your weaknesses
• Climb to the Stars: create a plan to achieve your Moonshot
• Use the Weekly Mission Sheets to accomplish short-term goals that connect directly to your Moonshot
• Review what you’ve accomplished every four months to further refine your vision
The Guidebook also provides examples of others’ work to help you get there, along with advice in case you get stuck.
Take control of your future today!
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John Mackey started a movement when he founded Whole Foods, bringing natural, organic food to the masses and not only changing the market, but breaking the mold. Now, for the first time, Conscious Leadership closely explores the vision, virtues, and mindset that have informed Mackey’s own leadership journey, providing a roadmap for innovative, value-based leadership—in business and in society.
Conscious Leadership demystifies strategies that have helped Mackey shepherd Whole Foods through four decades of incredible growth and innovation, including its recent sale to Amazon. Each chapter will challenge you to rethink conventional business wisdom through anecdotes, case studies, profiles of conscious leaders, and innovative techniques for self-development, culminating in an empowering call to action for entrepreneurs and trailblazers—to step up as leaders who see beyond the bottom line.
This practical guide provides hands-on materials–exercises, assessments, and checklists–used to implement the tenets of conscious capitalism and build conscious leadership in companies such as Whole Foods Market, Southwest Airlines, Life is Good, The Container Store, Barry-Wehmiller, Zappos, and many others.
Organized according to each of the four core principles, chapters provide exercises, worksheets, and instructions–for use both individually and with teams–as well as advice, examples, and real-life stories to help leaders apply these ideas and make them come alive in their organizations. This is the authoritative resource for practicing higher purpose, stakeholder orientation, conscious culture, and conscious leadership–and becoming a more conscious organization.
Conscious Capitalism pioneer Raj Sisodia and organizational innovation expert Michael J. Gelb were inspired to write The Healing Organization because of the epidemic of unnecessary suffering connected with business, including the destruction of the environment; increasing numbers living paycheck-to-paycheck and barely surviving (despite working full-time or even multiple jobs); rising rates of depression and stress leading to chronic health problems; and because the enmity and dividedness between those who champion unfettered capitalism and those who advocate socialism is exacerbating rather than solving our problems.
Based on extensive in-depth interviews and inspiring case studies, the authors show how companies such as Shake Shack, Hyatt, KIND Healthy Snacks, Eileen Fisher, H-E-B, FIFCO, Jaipur Rugs and DTE Energy are healing their employees, customers, communities and other stakeholders. They represent a diverse sampling of industries and geographies, but they all have significant elements in common, besides being profitable enterprises:
Their employees love coming to work.
They have passionately loyal customers.
They make a significant positive difference to the communities they serve.
They preserve and restore the ecosystems in which they operate.
In a world that urgently needs healing on many levels, this is a movement whose time has come,. This book shows how it can be done, how it is being done, and how you can begin to do it too.
In Grind, Michael J. McFall, co-CEO of BIGGBY® COFFEE, will help you identify the common sense strategies needed to turn your start-up idea into a positive-cash flow business. Dispensing with the notion that potential business owners require a formal education, he outlines several fundamental areas of importance, keying in on hustle, self-evaluation, and commitment.
Having risen from a minimum-wage barista to build a company with over 250 stores in 9 states, McFall writes with the authority of hard-fought achievement. In addition to his calls for ''personal due diligence,'' he goes into detail about crucial business drivers, speaking from his personal and professional experience and including examples of hits and misses along the way.
McFall avoids sophisticated descriptions of processes and theories, retaining a down-to-earth approachability throughout the book. Filled with anecdotes, ideas, and calls to action, Grind provides the insight and expertise aspiring business owners require to reach profitability.
When Jonathan Keyser entered the cut-throat, dog-eat-dog world of commercial real estate brokerage, he became the worst version of himself and hated himself because of it.
Then one day, Jonathan decided he’d had enough. He realized he was sacrificing his values in pursuit of success, and that he needed to stop. He abandoned his ruthless ways and reinvented himself as a selfless leader, which skyrocketed his brokerage firm to eight figures.
In this brave and raw book, you’ll go inside the ferocious world of commercial real estate, and see Jonathan transition from a ruthless, money-hungry broker to a selfless servant at the helm of a rapidly growing, industry-disrupting brokerage firm.
But this book isn’t really about him—it’s about you.
In this book you’ll learn how you can activate selflessness in your life, and see how and why this counterintuitive strategy can create extraordinary, long-term success in your own business.
The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.
In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.
Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?
People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.
START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future.
Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue that both business and capitalism are inherently good, and they use some of today’s best-known and most successful companies to illustrate their point.
Read this book and you’ll better understand how four specific tenets—higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management—can help build strong businesses, move capitalism closer to its highest potential, and foster a more positive environment for all of us.
“You’re going to sell what? Empty Boxes?”
Back in 1978, Kip Tindell (Chairman & CEO of The Container Store) and his partners had the vision that people were eager to find solutions to save both space and time – and they were definitely onto something. A new category of the retailing industry was born – storage and organization. Today, with stores nationwide and with more than 5,000 loyal employees, the company couldn’t be stronger.
In Uncontainable, Tindell reveals his approach for building a business where everyone associated with it thrives through embodying the tenets of Conscious Capitalism. Uncontainable shows how other businesses can adapt this approach toward what Tindell calls the most profitable, sustainable and fun way of doing business.
Today’s best companies get it. From retail to finance and industries in between, the organizations who recognize that doing good is good business are becoming the ultimate value creators. They’re changing their culture and generating every form of value that matters: emotional, experiential, social, and financial. And they’re doing it for all their stakeholders. Not because it’s simply politically correct, because it’s the only path to long-term competitive advantage.
These are the firms of endearment. Companies people love doing business with, working for and collaborating with as partners. Since the publication of the First Edition, the concept of corporate social responsibility has become embraced as a valid, important, and profitable business model. It is a trend that has transformed the workplace and corporate world.
For the socially conscious, the intellectually curious, or the creative soul comes an inspiring, New York Times bestselling handbook for success in business, life, and the all-important task of building a more compassionate world—by the visionary founder and CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks.
In Do the KIND Thing, Lubetzky shares the revolutionary principles that have shaped KIND’s business model and led to its success, while offering an unfiltered and intensely personal look into the mind of a pioneering social entrepreneur. By using illuminating anecdotes from his own career, and celebrating some past failures through the lessons learned from them, Lubetzky outlines his core tenets for building a successful business and a thriving social enterprise.
“Bob Chapman, CEO of the $1.7 billion manufacturing company Barry-Wehmiller, is on a mission to change the way businesses treat their employees.” – Inc. Magazine
Starting in 1997, Bob Chapman and Barry-Wehmiller have pioneered a dramatically different approach to leadership that creates off-the-charts morale, loyalty, creativity, and business performance.
This book chronicles Chapman’s journey to find his true calling, going behind the scenes as his team tackles real-world challenges with caring, empathy, and inspiration. It also provides clear steps to transform your own workplace, whether you lead two people or two hundred thousand.
Holacracy is a revolutionary management system that redefines management and turns everyone into a leader.
Holacracy distributes authority and decision-making throughout an organization, and defines people not by hierarchy and titles, but by roles. Holacracy creates organizations that are fast, agile, and that succeed by pursuing their purpose, not following a dated and artificial plan.
This isn’t anarchy – it’s quite the opposite. When you start to follow Holacracy, you learn to create new structures and ways of making decisions that empower the people who know the most about the work you do: your frontline colleagues.
What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone—not just select “high potentials”—could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth?+
Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey (and their collaborators) have found and studied such companies—Deliberately Developmental Organizations. A DDO is organized around the simple but radical conviction that organizations will best prosper when they are more deeply aligned with people’s strongest motive, which is to grow.
This book demonstrates a whole new way of being at work. It suggests that the culture you create is your strategy—and that the key to success is developing everyone.
The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) is a fable on self-leadership, because how you lead your own life has everything to do with how you lead in other areas. It is a tool for both individuals and organizations who want to create more effective communication and relationships. Learning how to transform everyday drama and opt for more growth-oriented solutions, is the priceless gift it teaches.
Having helped thousands of people and scores of organizations over the past decade, The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) is being published in this 10th Anniversary Edition to convey a very timely message of hope that all of life, whether at home or work, can be transformed to create satisfying and fulfilling relationships. Its message is needed now more than ever.
The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Survey after survey shows that a majority of employees feel disengaged from their companies. The epidemic of organizational disillusionment goes way beyond Corporate America-teachers, doctors, and nurses are leaving their professions in record numbers because the way we run schools and hospitals kills their vocation.
In this groundbreaking book, the author shows that every time humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness in the past, it has invented a whole new way to structure and run organizations, each time bringing extraordinary breakthroughs in collaboration.
Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization.
“GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.
This book demonstrates a whole new way of being at work. It suggests that the culture you create is your strategy—and that the key to success is developing everyone. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come.
Too many people, men and women alike, have bought into a notion of leadership that exclusively emphasizes traditionally “masculine” qualities: hierarchical, militaristic, win-at-all-costs. The result has been corruption, environmental degradation, social breakdown, stress, depression, and a host of other serious problems. Nilima Bhat and Raj Sisodia show us a more balanced way, an archetype of leadership that is generative, cooperative, creative, inclusive, and empathetic. While these are traditionally regarded as “feminine” qualities, we all have them. In the Indian yogic tradition they’re symbolized by Shakti, the source that powers all life.
Through exercises and inspirational examples, Bhat and Sisodia show how to access this infinite energy and lead with your whole self. Male or female, leaders who understand and practice Shakti Leadership act from a consciousness of life-giving caring, creativity, and sustainability to achieve self-mastery internally and be of selfless service to the world.
Are you a high-performing executive, entrepreneur, healthcare provider, or professional secretly overwhelmed by stress or burnout? Are you seeking inspiration, purpose, and meaning in your life? Are you looking to gain an edge in your leadership performance?
The solution is not just trying harder, or even trying to eliminate all the stress in your life. It’s increasing your awareness and inner resources—including leveraging stress as an asset—to achieve the outcomes that matter most. In other words, it’s to become a Conscious Leader. In Leading Well from Within, Dr. Daniel Friedland shares the compelling evidence and neuroscience behind what makes Conscious Leadership so effective and how you can cultivate it through the practice of mindfulness. Then, building on this solid foundation, you’ll discover the 4 in 4 Framework™ — a proven, four-step process to help you.
Packed with real-life stories, tools, and practices, Leading Well from Within is your complete guidebook to flourishing in your life and multiplying your positive impact in your business, organization, family, community, and the world!
The flood of information, unprecedented transparency, increasing interconnectedness and our global interdependence – are dramatically reshaping today’s world, the world of business, and our lives. We are in the Era of Behavior and the rules of the game have fundamentally changed. It is no longer what you do that matters most and sets you apart from others, but how you do what you do. Whats are commodities, easily duplicated or reverse-engineered. Sustainable advantage and enduring success for organizations and the people who work for them now lie in the realm of how, the new frontier of conduct.
For almost two decades, Dov Seidman’s pioneering organization, LRN, has helped some of the world’s most respected companies build “do it right,” winning cultures and inspire principled performance throughout their organizations. Seidman’s distinct vision of the world, business, and human endeavor has helped enable more than 15 million people doing business in more than 120 countries to outbehave the competition. In HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything, Dov Seidman shares his unique approach with you. Now updated and expanded, HOW includes a new Fore¬word from President Bill Clinton and a new Preface from Dov Seidman on why how we behave, lead, govern, operate, consume, engender trust in our relationships, and relate to others matters more than ever and in ways it never has before.
Through entertaining anecdotes, surprising case studies, cutting-edge research in a wide range of fields, and revealing interviews with a diverse group of leaders, business executives, experts, and everyday people on the front lines, this book explores how we think, how we behave, how we lead, and how we govern our institutions and ourselves to uncover the values-inspired “hows” of twenty-first-century success and significance.
Seventy-five percent of all new restaurant ventures fail, and of those that do stick around, only a few become icons. Danny Meyer started Union Square Cafe when he was 27, with a good idea and hopeful investors. He is now the co-owner of a restaurant empire. How did he do it? How did he beat the odds in one of the toughest trades around? In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he learned developing the dynamic philosophy he calls Enlightened Hospitality. The tenets of that philosophy, which emphasize strong in-house relationships as well as customer satisfaction, are applicable to anyone who works in any business. Whether you are a manager, an executive, or a waiter, Danny’s story and philosophy will help you become more effective and productive, while deepening your understanding and appreciation of a job well done.
Setting the Table is landmark a motivational work from one of our era’s most gifted and insightful business leaders.
A higher purpose than profit is now an imperative for a thriving workplace. Purpose answers the fundamental questions of…Why are we here? What is most meaningful to us? How is the world better because we exist? What is the legacy we’re leaving?
The Purpose Project is a practical handbook filled with models, real-life stories and practices for business leaders, employees, entrepreneurs and students who are committed to bringing meaning to life at work. The book shows you how to integrate your personal work purpose with the higher purpose of your organisation starting right where you are, right now.
What is revealed when you authentically connect with the people around you?
In Ask Powerful Questions, Will Wise explains how the questions we traditionally ask are virtually meaningless when it comes to establishing connection. Introducing a set of practical tools for accessing and understanding others by changing the way we ask questions, Will shows how to transform “How are you?–I’m fine, thanks” into a conversation that changes not only how you lead, but who you are as a person.
It took years of research, university teaching, and hundreds of client projects for Will to formulate his concept behind the art of asking powerful questions.
We’ve been talking about changing corporate America for decades. Decades. And yet no real change has occurred. At least not when it comes to equality for all. Honestly, the talk is lip service for most. Why? Because the dominant group will not give up power willingly.
So what will it take to originate authentic change for corporate America in today’s climate? To achieve equality for all? Our country is running at a fever pitch. And so is our business world. And it seems there’s no solution.
Until you talk to Trudy Bourgeois.
She knows the solution. She lives the solution. And she teaches the solution.
Corporate America has a problem. Workers are disengaged, corporations are distrusted, and executives are confined to proving their worth by delivering ever-improving profits and shareholder value. It's not a system that encourages visionary leaders, engages employees, or builds stakeholder loyalty. It's a broken system, but we have reached the perfect moment to change it for the better. People are hungry for meaningful work with employers who are making a difference in the world. And leaders are beginning to feel the pressure to demonstrate a significant purpose behind their companies' work. Executives who are able to shift their focus from solely improving the bottom line to the company's long-term health and non-monetary impact on the world are realizing success. Savage Thinking® is an ideology and methodology that walks leaders like these through the practicalities of making a switch that is simple in theory, although a challenge in practice. Instead of focusing on the bottom line, it flips traditional thinking and focuses on Purpose first. In this new way of thinking, Purpose - the core reason a company exists - becomes the benchmark against which all success is measured. Purpose provides the foundation for a company's strategic planning, its operations, its people, and its brand. Purpose drives Performance. Performance drives Profits.
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