Patty recommends...



I'm always looking for new books to read! Here are a few.



How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith is a primer for women leaders, identifying the forms of self-sabotage that women are particularly prone to and  engage in and offers practical advice, easily implemented, on how to overcome success-inhibiting habits. How Women Rise identifies some hindering baggage that may be holding women back, and offers strategies for substituting more constructive behaviors instead. This is a straight forward and valuable book for women leaders.

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An interesting book Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home) by Morra Aarons-Mele empowers professionals of all ages and levels to take control and build their own versions of success. Thoughtful and practical, it is a must-have handbook for building a fantastic, prosperous career and a balanced, happy life—on your own terms. Aarons-Mele challenges the notion that success is only accomplished through tireless networking, being on 24/7, and by taking on endless anxiety-provoking projects and assignments. We can live a balanced, joyful, successful life!

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A top conscious business consultant, Carley Hauck shares the essential inner skills you need to be a force for change―in your workplace and in the world in her book, Shine.

The way we do business is changing. Every day, we see new evidence that we’ve got to move away from the status quo that is burning out workers, enabling greed, and endangering our planet. Yet how do you develop the skills and practical tools to prioritize people, planet, and prosperity? “Everything starts with your inner game,” teaches conscious business consultant Carley Hauck. “In this book, I’ll share the most powerful methods I know for learning to fully embody your highest values, lead with compassion and generosity, and create soul-nourishing workplaces that become forces of good in the world.”

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Here's new podcast series that I'm finding quite interesting: Coaching Real Leaders, part of Harvard Business Review's new network of business podcasts curated by HBR editors. This new podcast features real-life coaching sessions with leaders working to overcome professional challenges. In this episode, host Muriel Wilkins speaks with a woman who’s been walking a tightrope between addressing a superior’s microaggressions and making her team feel safe. Wilkins coaches this manager toward the actions she can take to improve the situation and build a healthier culture at her organization.