Every one of us can equip another to be their best self. Here is what is inspiring me.

Rosie's Must-Reads

Reality-Based Leadership, Cy Wakeman

This no-nonsense book helps you ditch the drama and BS and find a productive path forward by moving from our Ego to self-reflection and adding value.

Everybody Matters, Bob Chapman & Raj Sisodia

Bob and Raj are two of my favorite people and phenomenal forces for humanity! This book shares how we can transform our work and world by honoring and caring for people as valued human beings.

An Everyone Culture, Bob Kegan & Lisa Lahey

Imagine if our workplaces helped us break past barriers and become the best versions of ourselves. This book unlocks the potential of Deliberately Developmental Organizations.

Immunity to Change, Bob Kegan & Lisa Lahey

What prevents meaningful change is our own psychological immune system and self-limiting narrative. This book walks through the Immunity to Change process to help you overturn your own immunity.

BRAVING the Wilderness, Brene Brown

Trust is built via sets of clear behaviors. Using the acronym BRAVING, Brene shows us how we can build trust and enhance our effectiveness. I leverage this in all team-based work I do.

The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown

Perfection is a myth and unattainable goal – plain and simple. In this book, Brene shows us why and how to embrace our imperfections and step into our greatness.

Permission to Screw Up, Kristen Hadeed

Kristen is a force for letting our humanity shine and embracing mistakes as a path for learning and growth. This book shares her journey and powerful leadership lessons.

Radical Candor, Kim Scott

Kim Scott uses her experiences as an executive at Google and Apple to provide a critical effective feedback formula I swear by: caring personally + challenging directly.

The Fearless Organization, Amy Edmondson

We must feel psychologically safe if we’re going to show up and contribute, take risks, etc. This book shows how we can create a fearless organization one team at a time.

Firms of Endearment, Raj Sisodia, et al.

This book shows how conscious, human businesses can be wildly successful (including outperforming the S&P 500 by 14-to-1) and how they’re breaking the mold of “business-as-usual”

These are some of my professional heroes who have inspired me and who I've been fortunate enough to meet...and honored to have become friends with a few of them.

 

Simon Sinek
Adam Grant
Ken Blanchard

Podcasts

 

A Bit of Optimism, Simon Sinek

This new podcast from Simon Sinek addresses all kinds of topics you can use to help you show up as a leader and make a positive difference in your life.

Your Brain at Work, The Neuroleadership Institute

The Neuroleadership Institute leverages brain science to help foster more effective leadership and making workplaces more human. Each episode provides tools to help transform how we work, communicate, and make decisions

Unlocking Us, Brene Brown

I’m geeky excited about this podcast! It focuses on conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart.

Truly Human Leadership, Barry-Wehmiller

This podcast from Barry-Wehmiller features their CEO Bob Chapman and many guests who provide inspiration and tangible ideas for rethinking leadership and what it takes to have more human and effective workplaces

No Ego, Cy Wakeman

Our Ego is our filter on reality causing us to please, perform and perfect. Each week Cy breaks down a practice to help us move from Ego to our higher, better selves.

Blogs & Newsletters

 

Reality-Based Leadership Blog, Cy Wakeman

Cy Wakeman is all about removing drama from the workplace – and our lives. She provides tangible nuggets and practices we can use to ditch the drama and move back to reality.

Kristen Hadeed, Kristen Hadeed

In the spirit of creating a more human world, each week Kristen openly shares insights, inspiration, and lessons she’s learned from her own mistakes.

Truly Human Leadership, Barry-Wehmiller

This podcast from Barry-Wehmiller features their CEO Bob Chapman and many guests who provide inspiration and tangible ideas for rethinking leadership and what it takes to have more human and effective workplaces

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