Your Winter Reading List

Winter is a great time for cozying up with a good book especially with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. Here are some my favorites to get you through the colder months or even if you’re lucky enough to be somewhere warm.

For Finding a Sense of Purpose / Inspiration on What to Do Next:

“Real Happiness at Work” is an Inside Job

When LYJ client Olivia Greene* mentioned that she was feeling happier at work as a result of reading meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg’s latest book, I asked her if she would write a review, sharing some of her biggest takeaways.

Here’s Olivia’s guest post:

In Real Happiness at Work, Sharon Salzberg’s first question to her readers is,

Why Read “Lean In”

I was determined not to like Sheryl Sandberg’s much-buzzed-about book “Lean In: Women, Work, And the Will to Lead”. Similar to critical articles I read, I questioned why a woman in a position of power and influence, not to mention privilege, would be telling us that women need to be doing…more. It made me tired just

By |May 19th, 2013|Book Review, Workplace|0 Comments

Should You Turn Your Affirmation Into a Question?

Since I always provide jobseekers in my classes with a list of affirmations to help improve their mindset, I was intrigued to read in Daniel Pink’s latest book, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, research about the power of putting affirmations in question form. He cites a study in 2010 where participants

What’s Your Sentence?

I’m currently reading Daniel Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. It’s a lively, fascinating read emphasizing how workplaces that use carrots and sticks miss the mark on what truly engages people.

Like Pink, I enjoy thinking about the importance of a sense of purpose to our lives, and encourage jobseekers I work with

By |October 18th, 2012|Book Review, Purpose, Tools / Exercises|0 Comments

Martha Beck on Finding Your Way in a Wild New World

I’m in the middle of reading life coach guru Martha Beck’s latest book, “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World.” If you’re not familiar with her work, check out “Finding Your Own North Star” and her regular columns in O Magazine.

Though I’m halfway through the book, I keep thinking back to the opening chapter

Get Financially Naked!

The bloggers at LYJ are big fans of Manisha Thakor and her first book, On My Own Two Feet. Manisha is a personal finance expert on women and money, and when she asked us to review her new book, Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with your Honey, for Amazon we jumped at the

By |March 15th, 2010|Book Review|1 Comment

What I’m Reading Now

Ever since I renewed my Brooklyn library card I’ve been ordering tons of books delivered straight to my local library branch. It means I’m reading 5 books at once!

Here’s the latest:

Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern – This book is helping me to see all of the areas I can improve upon

By |January 22nd, 2010|Book Review|2 Comments

If You Never Hear No, You’re Not Asking Enough

This is the title of the conclusion of Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever.

Many women, myself included, experience hearing “no” as negative. It resonated deeply with me that they flipped that upside down and made me look at

By |October 6th, 2009|Book Review, Enhancing career skills|2 Comments

My Favorite Networking Resource

my hands-down all time favorite book for all things networking: Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Cash, Clients and Career Success by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon

By |August 17th, 2009|Book Review, Networking|1 Comment