I hope you are making time to learn, experiment and be inspired. It’s amazing what a new perspective or thought can do your world. I wanted to share a few that have been special to me. I have included only a small portion of the books, sites and sources that gave me courage, confidence, insight, a new idea or the ability to see a situation differently. Please share others that you feel should be on this list.


Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Brene’s writing is based on years of important research on the topics of vulnerability and imperfection. A must read.

JoyIncJoy, Inc.: How we Built a Workplace People Love by Rich Sheridan

Rich Sheridan, of Menlo Innovations, shares and inspiring story of how work became joyful for him and his organization.


Give and Take by Adam Grant

Grant outlines his acclaimed research on the concept that each of us are either givers, takers or matchers.


Conversational Intelligence by Judith Glaser

This book took the familiar topic of conversations and offered a very new framework that looks how rituals prime the brain for trust, partnership and mutual success.


What’s Mine is Yours by Rachael Botsman and Roo Rogers

Rogers and Botsman capture a groundbreaking theory of “collaborative consumption” that affects how each of us functions in business and sustainability.

JoyStrategyThe Joy of Strategy by Allison Rimm

Finding joy in our work can be forgotten, but Rimm explains that life needs a plan just like a business, and that finding the joy in that process is the key to living the life we want to lead.


Spark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now by Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson knows how to motivate and it’s the roadmap for those of you looking to start and grow a small business.


Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey’s hilarious and open portrayal of her life will have you laughing while learning about careers, priorities and being who you are.

These are my people – the human side of business and always makes me think.

Seth Godin’s Blog
Seth Godin’s blog inspires me daily on thinking differently and the impact on business and our work.

Great place to look at trends and see the impact on your change and work.

The world’s largest women’s case study and open share library is both educational and inspiring.

Alexandra Levit’s Water Cooler Wisdom
Wise guidance and trends on careers and the workplace from an expert.

Emily Bennington
Great place for mindfulness and fresh insights and great online learning options.

Whitney Johnson
Whitney Johnson & HBR contributor explores personal disruption and how to dare and dream at work.