Noteworthy Reads on Finding Focus and Creativity

Posted on February 28, 2018

Noteworthy Reads on Finding Focus and Creativity

Thanks to the expertise and experience of our employees, we’ve curated a quarterly collection of noteworthy, thought-provoking content such as articles, books, podcasts and more.

As we start the new year, many of our thought leaders took the holiday season to read and reflect on finding balance between their work and personal lives. Their common reading theme this month was finding focus and creativity.


The Art of Possibility

Penguin Books
Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

“The book which is called “The Art of Possibility” by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander present 12 breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors. It is about giving to the notion of “possibility” a powerful role to play in all aspects of our life. It is about breaking our usual framework of assumptions that hold us hostage in the world of constant struggle, competition and survival. “Draw a different frame around the same set of circumstances and new pathways come into view”. Each of the 12 chapters presents a different facet of this approach and describes a new practice for bringing possibility to life.

This book was recommended to me by a client during one of our sessions together.” Ekaterina Von Gertten, Director of Consulting, EMEA


Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Hachette Book Group
Cal Newport

“With referring to many other people’s and the author’s own research and experience, this book helps us to focus on more important things at work and in life in this distracted world and realize a true sense of fulfillment.”Michael Shen, Senior Global Account Manager


Brave: 50 Everyday Acts of Courage to Thrive in Work, Love and Life

WILEY Publishing
Margie Warrell

“Challenging the self to be clear and committed to owning one’s life and goals. A good reminder that one needs to be brave to want, to be realistic, and resilient.”Mui Hwa Ng, Director of Consulting, Asia Pacific


Total Focus: Make Better Decisions Under Pressure

Brandon Webb & John David Mann

“Was recommended this book by a friend. It’s a very engaging read, and was helpful in thinking through prioritization at work (and at home). Things come at us fast at work, so how to you know what to juggle, and what to focus on most. This book was helpful and I enjoyed the linkages to the stress of real battle to the workplace.”Jesse Rowell, Managing Director, Global Mobility & Market Development


Please feel free to share this list with your colleagues and friends. Happy reading!

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