lifeincLife, Incorporated: A Practical Guide to Wholehearted Living
Halley Bock | $23, Greenleaf Press
The new year is a time to rethink your life. Are you spending too much time overwhelmed in a hyper-connected world? Part advice book, part workbook, Life, Incorporated is a great way to narrow down your life’s purpose, identify key relationships, and more. It’s what author Halley Bock preaches as living life inside out: for example, living life with purpose and finding self-worth internally. Sprinkled with inspirational quotes throughout, this book is a great way to start 2017 with a fresh perspective.

Navigating the Talent Shift: How to Build On-Demand Teams That Drive Innovation, Control Costs, and Get Results

Lisa Hufford | $30, Palgrave Macmillan
The workforce is changing, and managers need to rethink how talent is recruited. This book from Kirkland-based consultant Lisa Hufford introduces SPEED: a fast, flexible strategy for acquiring talent. Hufford says to stop spending months in the talent search and keep a team of on-demand workers at your fingertips. Hufford describes the “talent shift” — the shift in business toward project-based, highly specialized assignments. Different workplaces require different approaches. Hufford shares her experience and expertise.

snowblowersWhy Are There Snowblowers in Miami? Transform Your Business Using the Five Principles of Engagement

Steven D. Goldstein | $22, Greenleaf Press
The unusual title of this book comes from Steven D. Goldstein’s true-life experience. When working for Sears, he noticed snowblowers for sale — in Miami. That experience with head-scratching management techniques is what led to Goldstein developing his Five Principles of Engagement, which he details in his new book. His principles help leaders address problems like untangling dysfunctional processes and forging real connections with both customers and employees.


This article originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of “425 Business.”