Books we are reading at KnowledgeWorkx
Developing Cultural Agility is in its very nature a multi-disciplinary process. As Cultural Learners, we must avoid isolating simply the intercultural slice of who we are, but use a ‘whole systems approach’ to our self-understanding. This is why our team at KnowledgeWorkx loves to read broadly to creatively explore solutions that make you more Culturally Agile. Here’s what our team members are reading:
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Facilitating Breakthrough: How to Remove Obstacles, Bridge Differences, and Move...
Making progress on complex, problematic situations requires a new approach to working together: transformative facilitation, a structured and creative process for removing the obstacles to...Category: Organizational Culture and Consulting, Our Reading List
Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use it Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them
n a world of unrelenting change and unprecedented challenges, we need organizations that are resilient and daring. Unfortunately, most organizations, overburdened by bureaucracy, are sluggish...Category: Organizational Culture and Consulting, Our Reading List
Gilead (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, GILEAD is a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend...Category: Fiction, Biographies, Our Reading List
Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then...
"[Putin's People] will surely now become the definitive account of the rise of Putin and Putinism." ―Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic "This riveting, immaculately researched book is arguably the...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding our world
Getting Teamwork Right: The key to happy, successful and resilient...
Today’s teams are working in an agile, interconnected and complex world, but despite the opportunities for collaboration, many teams are held back by poor communication,...Category: Our Reading List, Teams
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed...Category: Leadership, Our Reading List
MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman
“Revelatory . . . a vivid portrait of how MBS has altered the kingdom during his half-decade of rule.”—The Washington Post Finalist for the PEN/Jacqueline...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding our world
The Character Gap: How Good Are We?
We like to think of ourselves, our friends, and our families as decent people. We may not be saints, but we are still honest, relatively...Category: Character, Virtue & Habits, Our Reading List
Improving Performance Through Learning: A Practical Guide for Designing High...
There is a revolution underway in employee workforce development, trending away from face-to-face to digital learning and away from event-based multiday workshops to technology-supported “learning...Category: Communication & Branding, Our Reading List
This important collection of anecdotes and reminiscences from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is published to mark the occasion of his fifty years in...Category: Fiction, Biographies, Our Reading List
Power Moves: Lessons from Davos
Adam Grant, the New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B, went to the World Economic Forum in Davos to find out what the...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
A Framework for Understanding Poverty – A Cognitive Approach
New Chapters on the Brain, Intersectionality, and Parents Simple, proven strategies that schools can start using today With a view through an economic lens that...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding our world
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way To Build Good...
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies...Category: Our Reading List
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts
Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and...Category: Leadership, Our Reading List
Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the coauthor of Nudge, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones—"a...Category: Latest Books, Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
Understanding Arabs, 6th Edition: A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society
For nearly three decades, diplomats, students, business people and governments have relied on Dr. Margaret Nydell's seminal work as the essential guide to comprehending an...Category: Inter-Cultural, Our Reading List
Building a Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will...
More than half-a-million business leaders have discovered the power of the StoryBrand Framework, created by New York Times bestselling author and marketing expert Donald Miller. And they...Category: Communication & Branding, Our Reading List
Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How...
Boundaries is the book that's helped over 4 million people learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of...Category: Communication & Branding, Our Reading List
Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture,...
The antidote to navigating turbulent times isn’t more rules. It is timeless virtue that creates sustainable value. Thoughtful leaders are keenly aware of the...Category: Character, Virtue & Habits, Our Reading List
In this must-read for anyone seeking to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth takes us on an eye-opening journey to discover the true qualities that lead...Category: Character, Virtue & Habits, Our Reading List
A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R....
Had there been no Great War, there would have been no Hobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity...Category: Fiction, Biographies, Our Reading List
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the...Category: Character, Virtue & Habits, Our Reading List
Successful Global Leadership: Frameworks for Cross-Cultural Managers and Organizations
This book provides practical frameworks for anyone hoping to become a successful global leader, and outlines the challenges that international firms face when managing across...Category: Leadership, Our Reading List
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
In the spirit of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock, a social critique of our obsession with choice, and how it contributes to anxiety, dissatisfaction and regret. This...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The...
In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork....Category: Our Reading List, Teams
The Culture Map
Americans precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans get straight to the point; Latin Americans and Asians are steeped in...Category: Inter-Cultural, Our Reading List
Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in...
“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between
Everyone's got a story to tell. If your story involves growing up among different cultures - either moving between them or having them move around...Category: Inter-Cultural, Our Reading List
Beyond Dubai: Seeking Lost Cities in the Emirates
Beyond Dubai is a light-hearted journey around the Emirates in search of its past—encountering smugglers, fire-starting genies, loved-up camels, and a mysterious mountain tribe along...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding our world
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do...
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary...
The key to success in life and business is to become a master at Conversational Intelligence. It’s not about how smart you are, but how...Category: Communication & Branding, Our Reading List
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially...
“The best-selling author’s creativity is evident throughout. . . . A lively tour through the impulses that cause many of us to cheat, the book...Category: Communication, Our Reading List
The Work of Leaders: How Vision, Alignment, and Execution Will...
The culmination of six years of research and development, The Work of Leaders presents a simple structure that neatly captures the complexity of contemporary leadership. The goal...Category: Leadership, Our Reading List
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower...
Your go-to guide for building and maintaining champion level teams and then leading your team to the peak level of success regardless of the field...Category: Our Reading List, Teams
A History of the Arab Peoples: Updated Edition
In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century,...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding our world
Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change
Using revealing stories from complex situations he has been involved in all over the world - the Middle East, South Africa, Europe, India, Guatemala, the...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take...
Discover the book that is captivating millions on TikTok and that served as the basis for one of the most popular TED Talks of all...Category: Leadership, Our Reading List
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck-Why Some Thrive Despite...
Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even...Category: Organizational Culture and Consulting, Our Reading List
Thinking, Fast and Slow
In his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual...
Do you want to improve your relationships and experience lasting personal change? Join Curt Thompson, M.D., on an amazing journey to discover the surprising pathways...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
How to Win Friends and Influence People
You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make...Category: Leadership, Our Reading List
The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless...
If you cut off a spider's head, it dies; if you cut off a starfish's leg it grows a new one, and that leg can...Category: Organizational Culture and Consulting, Our Reading List
Setting the Table byMeyer
This paperback book contacts a total of 336 pages full of insight on how to get your business successful! Includes personal anecdotes for training you...Category: Organizational Culture and Consulting, Our Reading List
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
From the #1 bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, the landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making. In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right...
The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other...Category: Leadership, Our Reading List
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional...Category: Management, Our Reading List
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The...Category: Our Reading List, Teams
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and...
The Challenge: Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be...Category: Management, Our Reading List
Resolving Identity-Based Conflict In Nations, Organizations, and Communities
Absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in identity conflicts and how to overcome them. Provides a fascinating theoretical introduction to the phenomena, detailed case study...Category: Inter-Cultural, Our Reading List
Man’s Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy
Few books in recent decades have had the continuing impact of Dr. Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning -- the classic best seller now considered to be...Category: Our Reading List, Understanding Human behavior