What's on your bedside table?

Beside a half-full glass of water from yesterday, are a stack of cooking magazines. Then, there are a roving cast of books. They've been known to include the following.... 

What are you reading right now? 


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't, by Jim Collins. A foundational business book for any organization that wants to truly succeed. Easy-to-read, but also profoundly well-researched. 

The Art of Possibility:Transforming Professional and Personal Life, by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. A dynamic duo of psychotherapist and conduct husband share practices for bringing creativity into all areas of life and work.

Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting it Wrong, edited by Jessica Bacal. The women in this book, real movers and shakers, reveal what making mistakes gave them to become more thoughtful, purposeful, and assertive  leaders.

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & In Life, One Conversation at a Time, by Susan Scott. A how-to  on transforming conversations into ones that are clear, powerful, and help us get our needs (and those of others) met.  


Books that inform how we live.

Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life, by Todd Kashdan. An important (and fun) resource for uncertain times. The quest for happiness doesn't bring happiness, but remaining curious can.

The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self, Not Just Your Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment, by Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener. All our emotions are necessary for a satisfying life. 

Rising Strong, Brene Brown. The stories we tell ourselves about how we've faltered can keep us stuck. This book can help us become more brave.

The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. Norman Doidge. Neuorplasticity overthrows the idea that only childrens' brains change. A look at the scientists and their patients who have rewired their brains and been transformed.