Mark Graban
Most Recent Book Title
The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation
Book Description
We all make mistakes. What matters is learning from them, as individuals, teams, and organizations. This award-winning book shows you how.

Winner! 2023 Goody Business Book Awards, Business Problem-Solving Category

The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation is an engaging, inspiring, and practical book by Mark Graban that presents an alternative approach to mistakes. Rather than punishing individuals for human error and bad decisions, Graban encourages us to embrace and learn from them, fostering a culture of learning and innovation.

Sharing stories and insights from his popular podcast, “My Favorite Mistake,” along with his own work and career experiences, Graban shows how leaders can cultivate a culture of learning from mistakes. Including examples from manufacturing, healthcare, software, and two whiskey distillers, the book explores how organizations of all sizes and industries can benefit from this approach.

In the book, you'll find practical guidance on adopting a positive mindset towards mistakes. It teaches you to acknowledge and appreciate them and take necessary measures to avoid them while gaining knowledge from the ones that occur. Additionally, it emphasizes creating a safe environment to express mistakes and encourages responding constructively by emphasizing learning over punishment.

Developing a culture of learning from mistakes through psychological safety is essential in effective leadership and organizational success. Leaders must lead by example and demonstrate kindness to themselves and others by accepting their own blunders instead of solely pushing for more courage from their team. This approach, as Graban highlights, fosters a positive and productive work environment.

The Mistakes That Make Us is a must-read for anyone looking to create a stronger organization that produces better results, including lower turnover, more improvement and innovation, and better bottom-line performance. Whether a startup founder or an aspiring leader in a larger company, this book will inspire you to lead with kindness and humility and show you how mistakes can make things right.
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Carol Walden
Most Recent Book Title
Art Collecting For Everyday People
Book Description
Discover the Secrets of Art Collecting Success - Curate Your Art Collection with Style & Confidence
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Christina Larocco
Most Recent Book Title
The Women's Rights Movement since 1945 (Bloomsbury, 2022)
I live in my headphones
Most Recent Book Title
Audiobook version of The Breadbox
Book Description
Nonfiction book.
Aesha Tahir
Most Recent Book Title
Unhunched: Disocver Wellness Through Posture
Book Description
In Unhunched, movement specialist Aesha Tahir reveals how our distorted posture is leading to physical pain, dysfunctional breathing, amplified work stress, and low emotional health. In fact, hunched over posture shortens our life expectancy. You’ll find many practical posture tips to let you step into greatness and empower you beyond a pain-free life.
Aesha’s BRACE (breath, relaxation, activity, corrective exercise) posture model delves into cutting-edge science and interviews with experts to explain why our posture matters.
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The Healing Home & Garden: Reimagining Spaces for Optimal Wellbeing
Most Recent Book Title
The Healing Home & Garden: Reimagining Spaces for Optimal Wellbeing
Book Description
Are you tired of formulaic interiors and following trends? Do you long for a home that expresses who you truly are, that's a sanctuary from our 24/7 lifestyles dominated by technology?

The Healing Home & Garden will help you to:
- Take an objective look at your home
- Examine whether it's supporting your mental and physical wellbeing
- Identify how it may be perpetuating unhealthy habits like: working all hours, eating on the run, poor sleep and spending too much time indoors
- Tap into your intuition to create a healing environment that will ultimately make you happier, less stressed and healthier
- Reconnect with the restorative power of nature

The Healing Home & Garden is for everyone - no matter your budget, whether you rent or own, live in a bedsit or a mansion. No major building works are involved, just a call to follow your own intuition and create the home that's right for you - not the style police! With insights from world-renowned intuition coach and best-selling author, Sonia Choquette, this book is full of budget tips for rethinking your living space, creative suggestions for re-purposing furniture and objects, and extensive product and book recommendations.
Melanie D
Most Recent Book Title
Love Check: How Do You Measure Up?
Book Description
GOT LOVE?

Imagine what a world FULL of love would look like... The phrase "I love you" is tossed around quite loosely at times, but that love hits different when it's real. This book will challenge you to take a closer look at yourself and others through the eyes of Love. You'll discover what real love looks like, feels like, sounds like, acts like - and ways to improve your love walk. You'll discover some wisdom for the ages that only comes from God, experience and proven insight from those who have walked the walk and talked the talk. Go on a journey with me as we delve deeper into this wonder called Love.
Donna M. Kshir
Most Recent Book Title
You Are Enough (2022) / UnMasked (2017)
Book Description
You Are Enough is a photobook of 9 women who have faced adversity in their lifetime and have overcome it. They defeated issues with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, mental health, infertility, illness, crisis, disabilities, and body image to become independent, stronger, and more confident women.

Society and social networking platforms show us beautiful photographs of what we should look like and what we could look like if we use the right products, followed the right diet, exercise daily, and use the right products. They tell us that we, too, could be supermodels and be worthy of love, acceptance, and value but even by following a vigorous routine we somehow still fall short. Due to issues such as low self-esteem, lack of confidence in ourselves, and poor body image, we are made to feel unworthy and unloved when in fact the image they are selling us is unrealistic without proper lighting, filters, photoshopping, and excess plastic surgery.

In this book, each woman shares their story, along with raw, unedited photographs taken by the photographer and the owner of CJ Photography, Cynthia Harkinson. They have chosen to tell their story and use unedited photographs to show they are beautiful and they are enough, just as they are in true form without society's interpretation of what they should be through photoshopping and filters. Each of these women knows they are enough just as they are and you, too, are enough, just as you are.

The Foreword is written by radio personality, public speaker, child rights activist, and author Laurie Ann Smith.

Writers and models include Layla Anthony, Cynthia Harkinson, photographer, Donna Kshir (cover 1) Cynthia Probst, Brittany Nelen, Lee Cougardawn Roberts (cover 2), Laurie Ann Smith, Denise Maris, Michelle Whitney and Katrina Caitlin.

You Are Enough was published by Donna M. Kshir and Lee Cougardawn Roberts of Northern Books.

On 11/-7/2022 You Are Enough hit #38 on Amazon's bestsellers list for Photo Essay Books.


As an advocate people tend to forget there is more to us than meets the eye. We are husbands, wives, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers. Although advocacy is never ending, at the end of the day, we too go home to our loved ones.

After a decade of working with some of the top influential advocates in the country, we proposed the question,

"What is something in your life people would not really know?"

The goal was to unmask each advocate, as an individual, in a personal light with their family, friends and loved ones; allowing the public to see for the first time the individual behind the mask of an advocate.

These raw and unedited poems, short stories, thoughts and letters of beautifully penned stories of hope, loss, pain, healing, inspiration, love, sorrow, courage and strength illuminate the unexpected twists and turns of life's hurdles that later become known as our blessings.

Now, join us and share the personal stories and discover the extraordinary lives of the men and women who protect and serve our most precious.

'UnMasked' is available in 3 limited edition covers and eBook formats. ALL proceeds go to abused children and homeless organizations!

Featured Writers: Patricia McKnight, Donna Kshir, Lee Roberts, Deana Dixon, Mark Palmer, Patrick Dati, Joshua Murphy, Mike Pistorino, Jane Alvarez, Mashanna Bachuss-Waggoner,Terry Rink, Sharon Young, Warren Van Gaasbeck, Star Myers, Bob Shank, Bailey Scott, Blayze Justice, Isabelle Esling and Pastor Darick Biondi.
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Most Recent Book Title
Inclusive AF: A Field Guide for "Accidental" Diversity Experts
Book Description
This book is designed for anyone thinking about Inclusion and Diversity in their business or organization. It provides practical advice on safely and effectively leading culture change. Whether you are one person working with zero budget, or have funding and an enthusiastic team supporting the effort, there is something in here for you.

In Inclusive AF: A Field Guide for Accidental Diversity Experts, Dr. Jen O'Ryan offers a three-part roadmap for anyone implementing inclusion and diversity initiatives in the workplace: how to launch projects from the initial concept to post-delivery activities, lead people through cultural change, and design inclusive programs for LGBTQ+ individuals (and everyone else).

This heartfelt guide teaches through personable anecdotes, emphasizing human connection, and practical application when developing inclusive practices. Jen's tactics are designed move your I&D projects from 'good intentions' and ideation, to implementation and managing humans through change.