Recommended Reads From The Wood Buffalo Regional Library

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Curious what your community has been reading lately?

All are welcome: How to build a real workplace culture of inclusion that delivers results

By Cynthia Owyoung

Expert Cynthia Owyoung explains the importance and impact of prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. This title gives multiple tools to implement this culture into your company.


The devil never sleeps: Learning to live in an age of disasters

By Juliette Kayyem

In unpredictable times, when disasters seem more consistent than calm, this title lays the groundwork for a new approach on facing the consequences of disasters instead of trying to prevent them and highlights the power of leadership. With several real-life anecdotes from personal experience this is a timely title.

The emotionally strong leader: An inside-out journey to transformational leadership

By Carolyn Stern

Emotions are universal and sharpening our emotional intelligence is an incredibly important tool, especially when it comes to workplace interpersonal communication. Being able to communicate and connect from a place of self awareness, with a deeper understanding and respect, contributes to an overall positive workplace environment. Learn more with Carolyn Stern’s six-step self-coaching model.

Chatter: The voice in our head, why it matters, and how to harness it

By Ethan Kross

We all have a voice in our heads. Acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores the silent conversations we have with ourselves, including his own ground-breaking behavioral and brain research with real-world case studies. Kross explains how these conversations shape our lives, work, and relationships.

The power of voice: A guide to making yourself heard

By Denise Woods

One of the nation’s most sought-after vocal coaches, Denise Woods shares the secrets, tips, lessons, and stories that have helped Hollywood’s biggest stars become confident, effective communicators.

Be more Obi-Wan: Navigate your world with wit and wisdom

By Kelly Knox

A pocket-sized guide packed with wisdom from the galaxy’s most composed Jedi and his fellow sages. Choose class, elegance and wit with this Jedi master.

The growth mindset workbook: CBT skills to help you build resilience, increase confidence & thrive through life’s challenges

By Elaine Elliott-Moskwa

The Growth Mindset Workbook offers essential skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to change the way you think about yourself. Based on the core principles outlined in Mindset by Carol Dweck, this workbook will help you shed unhelpful and self-limiting attitudes and beliefs and replace them with a growth mindset!

The sixth man: A memoir

By Andre Iguodala

On drive, on leadership, on pain, on accomplishment, on the shame of being given a role, and the glory of taking a role on: This is a powerful memoir of life and basketball that reveals new depths to the superstar athlete and offers tremendous insight into most urgent stories being told in American society today.

Tim Cook: The genius who took Apple to the next level

By Leander Kahney

The death of Steve Jobs left a gaping void at one of the most innovative companies of all time. Drawing on access with several Apple insiders, Leander Kahney tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace someone irreplaceable, and–through strong, humane leadership, supply chain savvy, and a commitment to his values–succeeded more than anyone had thought possible.

Firekeepers of the twenty-first century: First Nations women chiefs

By Cora Voyageur

Cora Voyageur presents the lives of sixty-four women chiefs who have assumed the traditionally male role of elected First Nations leadership and examines the experiences of women as they negotiate multiple roles and navigate the worlds of gender, race, and reserve politics.

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