Reality Leadership Blog

The holidays are almost here and you may be scrambling to find a last minute gift for those on your list, or simply anticipating a bit of a break where you can rest, enjoy family, and rejuvenate yourself for the new year. Why not share the gift of a great book – or take the time to read one for yourself. Go ahead, you deserve it!

Our Reality-Based Leadership team has gathered a list of our favorite reads that will have a bit of something for everyone, from books on business leadership and change, to motivational and self-reflection topics, to great authors like Brene Brown and Simon Sinek.  And, we didn’t forget a bit of great poetry!

We hope you enjoy.

Cy’s picks:

Seat of the Soul

Seat of the Soul, by Gary Zukav


The Power of Now

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle


Loving What Is

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life, by Byron Katie


Dear Sugar

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, by Cheryl Strayed


A Return To Love

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”, by Marianne Williamson


Carry On Warrior

Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life, by Glennon Doyle Melton


The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, by Michael A. Singer


The Law of Divine Compensation

The Law of Divine Compensation: Mastering the Metaphysics of Abundance, by Marianne Williamson


Start With Why

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek



Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner


Good to Great

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t, by Jim Collins


Traveling Mercies

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, by Anne Lamott


The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz


The Heart Aroused

The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, by David Whyte


A Thousand Mornings

A Thousand Mornings: Poems, by Mary Oliver



Kelli’s picks:

Gifts of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brené Brown


Love Warrior: A Memoir

Love Warrior: A Memoir, by Glennon Doyle Melton



Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, by Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg


The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg


Give and Take

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, by Adam Grant



Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, by Amy Cuddy


The Confidence Code

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, Katty Kay


Smartest Guys in the Room

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, by Bethany McLean



Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, by Robert Cialdini


Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brené Brown


5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit

5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, by Nicki Koziarz



Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely, by Lysa TerKeurst


10% Happier

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story, by Dan Harris


The Alchemist

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho



Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink


Interested in reading Cy’s books? Check out Reality-Based Leadership and The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace. For more from Cy, follow her on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.  

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