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Book Recommendation #9 Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change

Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.” – Martin Luther King

Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change digs into some of the tougher and significant challenges of social change. The author Adam Kahane’s book bases on first-hand experiences working with teams, governments and civil society leaders around the world. It is both a profound and personal book which shows the practical ways of social change.
The author takes us on his journey, and his learning process, and he gives us insights into how to thrive in a world that is both competent and caring. He argues that the two main ways people try to solve difficult group or societal dilemmas have some fundamental flaws, though they also have two fundamental drivers that are within us all: power, the single-minded desire to achieve one’s sole purpose; and love, the drive towards unity.
We think this is a book for any professional who recognizes the need to merge business with communities and governments to address the sustainability challenges of our time.

If you are ready to tackle change and want to read this book, you can find it here

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Book Recommendation #8: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

Focus on company culture as the #1 priority and make money too.

That is what Tony Hsieh wants you to understand about his story of turning around Zappos and other business he has run. Customer service is also for your organization and not only for your customers, applying the science of happiness, empowering employees and developing them both personally and professionally are some of the key success factors of a great business according to the book Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. Part of facilitation is both about change and empowering people to change for the better, and we think this story is an excellent example of how you can go about it. How to make a purpose culture which is spreading joy within whatever business you find yourself in. We believe in everyday happiness whether it is in work or personal time and we hope to make you believe in that too.

You can buy Tony’s book here

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Book Recommendation #7 Tribes by Seth Godin

“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”
― Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Tribes is a short, yet inspiring book for anybody who wants to realize the impact they can make on their networks and think bigger. Seth Godin gives examples and insights in how you can lead yourself and others that you want to influence, this is not a how-to or necessarily a self-leadership book, but more a book that will push you to think big, to change and challenge the status quo all while doing it with meaning. We believe you should start with Tribes and then move onto any other Godin books if you have not read anything from him before. Also, for more inspiration, check out Seth’s blog, one of the most famous marketing blogs in the world.

You can find the book on Amazon

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Book Recommendation #5 – The Art of Facilitation by Dr. Dale Hunter

Dr. Dale Hunter is a leader and author within the field of facilitation and we think The Art of Facilitation is a great resource for first-time facilitators or professionals who want to get a basic introduction to the field of facilitation. This book is packed with easy to grasp concepts without being too abstract, and also comes with a numerous amount of practical exercises. We recommend this book for you who have just stumbled upon facilitation and want to understand the mindset and how facilitation is practiced. We also think that this book is great for new facilitators or facilitators in training, who want something to revise, as it is a book that can easily be used for revising tools and concepts in a daily use.

You can find the book here