Recommended Books, Podcasts & Articles

There are great resources out there! At ALIGN, we believe in learning from others and have used many of these resources. We hope you’ll find them useful as well. 


Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski
A roadmap for women to minimize stress, manage emotions, and live joyfully

The Only Leaders Worth* Following by Tim Spiker
Becoming an exceptional leader is about developing who we are as people

Radical Collaboration by Jim Tamm
Five essential skills to overcome defensiveness and build successful relationships

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
The ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures

Capitalists, Arise! by Peter Georgescu
Why we need to end economic inequality, grow the middle class, heal the nation

Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

Radical Candor by Kim Scott

Strengths Based Selling from Gallup Brian Brim
Get the best sales results by building on who you already are

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

It’s The Manager by Jim Clifton & Jim Harter

Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business by Gino Wickman

Dream Big by Bob Goff
Recapture the version of your life you dreamed about before fear started calling the shots



The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown

Dare to Lead with Brene Brown

A Bit of Optimism with Simon Sinek

Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller

Women At Work Harvard Business Review podcast

Capitalists Arise with Peter Georgescu

If These Heels Could Talk with Michelle Henderson and JoyGenea Schumer

Akimbo, a podcast from Seth Godin

Gallup Podcast, a podcast from Gallup News

Stand-Out Episodes:

Leading in Times of Disruption (Andy Stanley)

What Leadership and Parenting have in Common (Building a Story Brand)

The Power of Free Enterprise Capitalism (Gallup News)


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