In Bring Your Whole Self to Work, Mike Robbins pulls back the curtain
of the most effective teams on the planet. What do great leaders have in
common? What makes a team perform greater than its individual parts
would suggest? How do you solve problems before they arise? In short,
there are five key components that answer all these questions and more. To
bring our whole selves to work and therefore thrive, we must: be authentic,
utilize the power of appreciation, focus on emotional intelligence, embrace a
growth mindset, and create a championship team.
There are very few people with the energy, resources, or (most importantly) expertise and intellect to theorize a history of civilization. Well, Jared Diamond is one person with all of the above. As a Professor at UCLA, he has taught various geography and history courses while doing research that culminated in his magnum opus, Guns, Germs, and Steel. For his writing, he has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize and been ranked in the top 10 public intellectuals in the world by Prospect and Foreign Policy.