Move over books about babies and birth. Nothing beats curling up with a good book and this year there have been some great reads that have found their way onto my kindle or are waiting for my attention this Christmas break. Clearly the theme for this year has been feminine leadership, love and empowerment. Next year it’s badass boldness.
Girl power, grown up!
Love to know the ones you love and why.
Here are my current Top 10.
- The Athena Doctrine: How women (& the Men who think like them) will rule the future* – John Gerzema & Michael D’Antonio (Dads making a difference for their daughters. Love them for giving us the hard data that shows feminine values are on the up – and shouting about why they need to be).
- A Feminine Leadership. Strategies for Female Leadership without Resorting to Male Skills – Michelle Obama (the ultimate example of fierce, fabulous and ultra feminine. Looking forward to what she does next).
- The Code of the Extraordinary Mind – Vishen Lakhiani (let go of the bull**** rules – Brules – and live in Blissipline. You need the glossary but it’s worth it).
- Daring Greatly – Brene Brown (my personal game-changer and something I am planning to re-read as I up-level again in 2017. The sub title: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead says it all).
- Start with Why* – Simon Sinek (Start with This).
- Inclusive Leadership – Charlotte Sweeney & Fleur Bothwick (soon to become the definitive guide for D&I change-makers and a pleasure to meet).
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain (in a noisy old world let’s hear it for the introverts. I need my quiet and can’t wait to understand how the brain chemistry of intro’s and extro’s differ.)
- Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It – Kamal Ravikant (super quick to read and a gorgeous pick me up)
- Pussy: A Reclamation – Regena Thomashauer (A roadmap to your feminine power, radiance and joy. Now a NY Times Bestseller this book couldn’t have been more timely – or provocatively titled! When Donald Trump’s now infamous comment about grabbing a women by hers was made public, Mama Gena was ready to respond and share why women need to connect with their inner source of power and potential. I’m fascinated to read it.)
- Women who run with the Wolves: Contacting the power of the Wild Woman – Clarissa Pinkola Estes (A classic! Just having it on my nightstand makes me feel powerful but I’d like to make a dent in its 500+ pages).
*Found as a great TED Talk if you’re a busy bee who prefers to watch.