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On Fire

The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
John O’Leary
(Gallery)

When John O’Leary was nine years old, he was almost killed in a devastating house fire. With burns on one hundred percent of his body, O’Leary mustered an almost unimaginable amount of inner strength just to survive the ordeal. The insights he gained through this experience and the heroes who stepped into his life to help him through the journey—his family, the medical staff, and total strangers—changed his life. Now he is committed to living life to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same.

Influenza

The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History
Jeremy Brown
(Atria)

On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure?

Wild Awakening

How a Raging Grizzly Healed My Wounded Heart
Greg J. Matthews and James Lund
(Howard Books)

A near-fatal attack by an enraged grizzly leads to an unexpected encounter with God for alpha male Greg Matthews in this deeply personal and engaging story of survival and faith. When Greg’s idyllic hunting trip through the backwoods of Alaska turns into a harrowing fight for his life, he comes face-to-face with his outmoded notions about masculinity and is awakened to an alternative way of living in the world, one that can show all of us to how finally see our value in God’s eyes.

Above the Line

Living and Leading with Heart
Stephen Klemich and Mara Klemich
(Harper Business)

Corporate consultant Stephen Klemich and clinical psychologist Mara Klemich contend that that the quality of your life flows from the attitudes of your heart. Wise, compassionate, and practical, Above the Line reveals that our choices in life can be explained by four heart-based principles – humility, love, pride, and fear. When you fully understand that these four principles are at the root of your behavior, you can begin the journey to become your best self and navigate life more effectively and successfully.

Transfluence

How to Lead with Transformative Influence in Today’s Climates of Change
Walt Rakowich
(Post Hill Press)

How do you lead with transformative influence in today’s complex world? Lead with Transfluence.

Walt Rakowich brings a real-world perspective to leadership that’s based on experience, not just theory. Walt was CEO of Prologis, the world’s largest owner of industrial warehouses and a critical partner to companies distributing products throughout the global supply chain. The company was near bankruptcy when Walt took over at the height of the Great Recession. While leading Prologis back to prominence, and in the years since, Walt realized leaders today must lean into timeless values and principles, but with a fresh perspective on the new realities of our leadership climates.

The modern leadership environment exists at the convergence of three distinct and dynamic climates: the climates of access, diversity, and acceleration. On their own or in the aggregate, these climates produce significant opportunities and tensions that will challenge leaders for generations. With a fundamental understanding of these climates, leaders develop a selfless approach that withstands the toughest storms.

Transfluence shows leaders how they can have transformative influence by overcoming their fears and pride, building transparency into their leadership, developing a strong core of authentic values, and passionately pursuing a meaningful purpose. When leaders do this, they seize opportunities, embrace challenges, and make their organizations and communities greater than ever.