I’m thankful for all the people in my life who are giving back with generosity and sharing what they know. My wish for you is that you spend the holidays surrounded by friends and family, and a little time for yourself. Here are some books from our community that we hope will inspire you as much as they have us. Enjoy the reading.

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts, by Brene Brown

Shame researcher Brene Brown brings her lessons on the power of vulnerability to the workplace. “Leadership is not about titles or the corner office,” she writes. “It’s about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there, and lean into courage.” This playbook for brave leadership offers four teachable skill sets that can help create more courageous cultures.

A Journal For Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor, by Dana Canedy

When Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Dana Canedy’s husband left to serve in the war in Iraq, she gave him a journal to write to their unborn baby, knowing there was a chance he would not make it home. He was killed by a roadside bomb when their baby was just 7 months old. Canedy turned his 200-page journal into a letter for their son Jordan, to share his father’s advice on love, life and what matters most.

The Feminine Revolution: 21 Ways To Ignite The Power Of Your Femininity For a Brighter Life And A Better World, by Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors

Traditionally feminine qualities, such as empathy, collaboration, and intuition, have long been ignored in the workplace. Authors Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors share the history behind why values linked to femininity may have been considered “weak,” and illustrate why these traits today can be your leadership superpowers.

As reported by Forbes.