Culture Ignited: 5 Disciplines for Adaptive Leadership by Jason Richmond

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"Non Fiction" words carved into wood

The 5 Disciplines for Adaptive Leadership Every Executive Must Know

Corporate leaders need to be prepared for any crisis and have a plan in place to act quickly, decisively, and empathetically. In Culture Ignited: 5 Disciplines for Adaptive Leadership, culture change strategist Jason Richmond and coauthors Jeanne Kerr and Malcolm J. Nicholl reveal how companies whose leaders ignite their culture are able to weather any storm and get ahead of the competition.

Based on hands-on experience helping senior corporate executives navigate the turbulence of the 2020-2021 pandemic, the authors distill their findings into five key disciplines.

They share how to:

  • Inspire and communicate a shared purpose
  • Build trust and authenticity
  • Hone your performance management skills
  • Develop your talent
  • Create belonging through diversity and inclusion.

The authors also explore how a crisis can be turned into opportunity and how to lead an organization in overcoming challenges never taught in business school.

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Urge to Rome by Kyra Robinov

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Urge to Rome cover with Rome landscape

Rating: 4 out of 5.

When Kyra begins to struggle with migraines, aging parents, teenage children, and working too much, her and her husband find an opportunity to move to Europe, and they jump at it!

Kyra’s story of her adventure in Rome is one that will sweep you away. Kyra’s memoir is honest and raw at times, making you connect with her and her life. I found her struggles and triumphs through her year abroad to be entertaining, emotional, and wonderful. She tells her story in a way that makes the reader feel like they are right there with her!

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The Keeper of Happy Endings by Barbara Davis

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The Keeper of Happy Endings book cover with girl looking at Eiffel Tower
Book Genre Tag "Romance": A couple kissing

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This was a stunning historical fiction! Told through the lives of two women, we get introduced to Soline the owner of a Paris bridal salon during WWII as well as Rory, the new owner of the bridal salon building years later. As their stories intertwine, it’s impossible to put this one down. Their lives stay on your mind!

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Bobos Babes Adventures: A Magical Halloween by Karen M. Bobos

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"Childrens" Genre Block - 4 kids laying on stomachs looking at book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Bobos Babes Adventures: A Magical Halloween was an adorable story that will get any child excited to celebrate Halloween! The characters are fun and have such distinct personalities, each of their parts of the story are great to read!

This story is kind of like an early chapter book, but with beautiful, colorful illustrations that bring the story to life on each page! My daughter is 8 and she enjoyed listening to the story and looking at the images.

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Behind Closed Doors by Catherine Alliott

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From the outside, anyone would think that Lucy Palmer has it all: loving children, a dashing husband and a gorgeous home.

But when her marriage to Michael comes to an abrupt and unexpected end, her life is turned upside down in a flash.

As the truth of her marriage threatens to surface, Lucy seizes the opportunity to swap her house in London – and the stories it hides – for a rural escape to her parents’ farmhouse in the Chilterns.

But Lucy gets more than she bargained for when she moves back to her childhood home, especially when it throws her into the path of an old flame.

Coming face-to-face with her mistakes, Lucy is forced to confront the secrets she’s been keeping from herself and those she loves.

​Is she ready to let someone in? Or will she leave the door to her past firmly closed . . .

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Beware the Mermaids by Carrie Talick

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Beware the Mermaids book cover with three girls on a dock
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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I thought this was such a great story. A wife finds her husband cheating, and it’s clearly not the first time. She’s ready for a divorce, and she wants their sailboat. Her husband, Roger, is not interested in letting her have it though. So Nancy proposes a 125 mile race where the winner gets the boat.

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The Vanished Days by Susanna Kearsley

"Historical Fiction" genre card with glasses and book photo
The Vanished Days book cover with mountains and valleys
Book Genre Tag "Romance": A couple kissing

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This story has me obsessed with Scottish historical fiction! I need more now! This was a beautifully written book with characters that were complex and interesting and a plot that was filled with secrets and mysteries!

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The Fault Between Us by Bette Lee Crosby

"Historical Fiction" genre card with glasses and book photo
The Fault between us book cover

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Oh this was so good! I loved the characters. Templeton is an interesting woman. She knows what she wants, and she focuses on how to succeed! I loved that drive and determination in her. She passed up on so many opportunities of marriage because she was focused on her career, which made her chance encounter and romance with John so much more exciting!

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The Extraordinary by Brad Schaeffer

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The Extraordinary cover

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Extraordinary was a book that really brought a story to life for me. It felt like a real person’s story, as if it was a memoir, and yet it’s fiction. The characters are incredibly realistic, making the reader connect with them with such emotion, you want to reach through the pages and save them at times.

The story revolves around a family going through some troubling times. Our narrator is a teenage boy who is autistic, and has always connected with his father in a special way. When his dad returns home after serving in the military, he’s not the same, and we see through the son’s eyes how this affects the entire family.

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It’s Time to Say Good Night by Dr. S. Amna Husain MD

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

It’s Time to Say Goodnight is an adorable board book for young children with a soft, calming bedtime story. As each parent and child animal within the pages settles down for bedtime, I found my child getting comfortable on her pillow as well!

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The Sound Of Wings by Suzanne Simonetti

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The Sound of Wings book cover with flowers and butterfly
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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a beautiful story of friendship, love, and the ups and downs of living. We meet three women, Goldie, Jocelyn, and Krystal who are at different points in their lives, and yet each have their own struggles and issues.

The characters in this story were stand-outs for me. They are real and heartbreaking at times, but they are redeemable, and they created a beautiful story for readers! As their stories begin to intertwine, I found myself incredibly invested.

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Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper

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Paybacks a witch book cover with hands, crystals, and a moon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Witches. Romance. Magical Secrets. Competition.

This book had all the things that I love in a magical book! When Emmy returns to her childhood town for a magical tournament, her plan is to get in, lay low, and get out. After a bad break up years ago, she chose to leave town and allow her magical powers to fade. Coming back home, she reconnects with two women who also had a bad experience with this guy. The three of them decide to join forces and get revenge. Mixed into this story of revenge is a magical tournament that Emmy must host, and three people from the other main families of the town must participate in.

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