As 2021 winds down, we offer resources for feeling well and fulfilled at work and during the Winter Break.
The O’Reilly for Higher Education platform provides a wide range of resources to support professional and personal development. Read more about the O’Reilly platform.
Recent titles from O’Reilly on supporting yourself and your colleagues include:
- Scaling Leadership by Robert Anderson “provides a proven framework for magnifying agile and scalable leadership in your organization. Scalable leadership drives forward-momentum by multiplying high-achieving leaders at scale so that growth, productivity and innovation increase exponentially. Creative leaders multiply their strengths beyond technical competence by leading…with radical humanity, passion and integrity.”
- The Leap of Your Life by Tommy Baker has a chapter called The Spiritual Leap (Disconnect to Reconnect).
- The Work-Life Balance Myth: Rethinking Your Optimal Balance for Success by David McNeff. “All of us have Seven Slices in our lives: our Family Slice, our Professional Slice, our Personal Slice, our Physical Slice, our Intellectual Slice, our Emotional Slice, and our Spiritual Slice. These all need to be served in some fashion—and in serving them, they, in turn, serve us.”
- The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Spiritual Leadership: Transforming Dysfunctional Organizations into Healthy Communities by Richard Bellingham “provides methods for engaging in the transformational process. It contains practical ways to measure healthy communities, healthy people, and quality of work life, and is also grounded in reality.”
- Spiritual Capital: Wealth We Can Live By by Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall “describes a values-based business culture that focuses on the accumulation of “spiritual capital” rather than material capital. Rather than strictly benefiting shareholders, spiritual capital benefits all stakeholders—including the whole human race, present and future, and the planet itself. Spiritual capital nourishes and sustains the human spirit.”
- Unfear: Transform Your Organization to Create Breakthrough Performance and Employee Well-Being by Gaurav Bhatnagar. “Two top experts on high-performing organizations show you how to reframe your—and your employees’—relationship with fear and anxiety to create a learning culture of engaged workers at the top of their game.”
- Successful Leaders Aren’t Bullies: How to stop abuse at work and build exceptional organizations by Matt Paknis
- Stop Checking Your Likes: Shake off the need for approval and live an incredible life by Susie Moore.
- Resilience: How to cope when everything around you keeps changing by Liggy Webb
- Organizations for People: Caring cultures, basic needs, and better lives by Michael O’Malley
- Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do About It by Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen. “Drawing on five years of research, including hundreds of interviews with employees and managers, Kelly and Moen tell the story of a major experiment that they helped design and implement at a Fortune 500 firm. The company adopted creative and practical work redesigns that gave workers more control over how and where they worked and encouraged managers to evaluate performance in new ways.” Also by the same author, Fixing the Overload Problem at Work.
- Happier Human: 53 science-backed habits to increase your happiness by S.J. Scott
- Expansive Leadership: cultivating mindfulness to lead self and others in a changing world; a 28-day program by Latha Poonamallee
- Everyday Self-Care for Educators: tools and strategies for well-being by Carla Philibert
- Dignity by Donna Hicks
- Business Ethics, Seventh Edition: A stakeholder and issues management approach by Joseph Weiss
- A Year of Living Kindly: Choices that will change your life and the world around you by Donna Cameron
- An Everyone Culture: becoming a deliberately developmental organization by Robert Kegan
- Amazing Things Will Happen: a real-world guide on achieving success and happiness by C. Chapman
O’Reilly has hobbies covered, too. Consider these and others for relaxing in the upcoming months:
- The Travel Photography Book: step-by-step techniques to capture breathtaking travel photos like the pros by Scott Kelby
- Science Art and Drawing Games for Kids: 40+ fun art projects to build amazing science skills by Karyn Tripp
- Realistic Animals in Colored Pencil by Bonny Snowdon
- Paint Every Little Thing: paint all your favorite things in watercolor, gouache, ink, and more by Kristine Lombardi
- Drawn on the Way: a guide to capturing the moment through live sketching by Sarah Nisbett
- CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition by Matt Walker
- CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Cert Guide, Fourth Edition by Omar Santos
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Exam Cram by William Easttom
Want to watch something relaxing, inspiring, or entertaining? Try some of our streaming video platforms, including:
- Swank Digital Campus (thrillers, horror, drama, fantasy, comedy, science fiction)
- World Cinema Collection (selection of films from around the world, temporarily available from the vendor)
- PBS Video Collection (documentaries and drama series)
- Music Online: Opera in Video (staged productions and documentaries)
- Dance Online: Dance in Video (documentaries and instructional videos)
- LGBT Studies in Video (documentaries and feature films)
- Black Studies in Video (documentaries and feature films)
The Popular Reading collection has a great selection of fiction and non-fiction. These books are available for checkout from Gleeson Library.
The Artforum and Ebony magazine archives were recently highlighted on this blog. Do some time traveling through those and more:
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