January #HRBookClub Recommendations

Welcome to the first month of #HRBookClub. The theme for January is wellness.

What comes to mind when you see the word wellness? Some people go to detox, diet and exercise. Others drift to spiritual journeys and Himalayan salt lamps. All of that sounds like too much work. Also, it seems premature to seek wellness solutions without looking at why we develop unproductive habits.

For January, it’s time to break stereotypes about wellness and work on improving our lives.

The first book is “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.” It’s by Brené Brown. She’s writing about disconnection, loneliness and social isolation. Her style is accessible and easy to read. She’s appearing at WorkHuman in Austin on April 2-5, 2018. I’m excited to see her keynote speech.

The second book is “Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book.” It’s by Dan Harris, an ABC news anchor. He wants you to meditate without compromising your personal and spiritual beliefs. Who has time to meditate? You do. It’s a quick read for those of you who want something fast and lighthearted.

Don’t appreciate either of those books? Don’t read them. Please read something else and join us on January 31 to discuss the #HRBookClub books of the month. We are broadcasting our discussion on Facebook Live at 2PM Eastern. Say hello, write questions, or just lurk.

You can read 12 books in 2018. I believe in you. Start with our recommendations or join the forum and ask other people to recommend books for you. Also, have a look on Twitter under the hashtag #HRBookClub and see what other people are reading.

Looking forward to your participation in the book club, and I’m always thrilled to hear your thoughts on the monthly HR book recommendations.

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