Your Wellness Check-Up: Enhancing Community at D'Youville
Is your personal life enhanced through your work and experience at D'Youville? We will discuss the ways we can better improve the quality of work life and your personal development. Let’s talk about the ways we can unlock the creative potential of D'Youville employees by involving you in decisions affecting your work lives.
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Recommended Reading List
A collection of books has been created to accompany this salon. Participants are encouraged to use these sources to further their understanding of this topic and continue the conversation. A portion of the proceeds of each book purchased through these Amazon links will be donated to D'Youville's Alumni Association.
Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, in this persuasive new book the secret to performance and satisfaction is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.
Give and Take
For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact. Give and Take examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top while others sink to the bottom.
Switch, How to Change Things When Change is Hard
Chip Heath and Dan Heath
The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort zone. This tension can doom change, but if it is overcome, change comes quickly.
Order from Chaos
Order from Chaos is the organizing book for disorganized people. In six easy steps, she offers a system that will help you clean up your act. How to clear your desk by teaching you what's trash and why, reveals what a calendar is really meant to be, and provides a no-fail system for prioritization so, at the end of the day, you will be free to relax.
The secret, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. As Ferrazzi discovered in early life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships. Lays out a system to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates.
What really sets the best managers above the rest? It’s their power to build a cadre of employees who have great inner work lives—consistently positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. The worst managers undermine inner work life, often unwittingly.
On the Move
With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks writes about the passions that have driven his life—from motorcycles and weightlifting to neurology and poetry. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists.
After having a nationally televised panic attack, Harris knew he had to make some changes. He found himself on a bizarre adventure until he realized the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset. Through his journey he discovered aspects of life and versions of self-help that truly work.
Orbiting the Giant Hairball: Surviving With Grace
This empowering and entertaining look at the intersection between human creativity and the bottom line is now widely available to bookstores. It will be a must-read for any manager looking for new ways to invigorate employees and any professional who wants to achieve his or her best, most self-expressive, most creative and fulfilling work.