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Work Ethic

A work ethic is a set of values based on the ideals of discipline and hard work. Attitude, communication, cooperation, respect, timeliness, honesty, and productivity all factor into work ethic. There is no one ideal work ethic, but schools, workplaces, and families all benefit if members share a similar work ethic. Conflict can arise if a team’s expectations don’t resonate with each member’s work ethic: differing values on factors like quantity vs. quality, acceptable amounts of break time, and politeness vs. authenticity can produce tension and dissatisfaction. Creating a work ethic together can be a strong teambuilding activity in any context. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Laziness Does Not Exist

From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a fascinating and thorough examination of what they call the “laziness lie”—which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough—filled with practical and accessible advice for overcoming society’s pressure to “do more.

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others.

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (30th Anniversary Edition)

The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work! With Sean Covey’s added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 Habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.

The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms

Danielle LaPorte’s straight-talk life-and-livelihood sermons have been read by over one million people.

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.

Something in the Water: How Skibbereen Rowing Club Conquered the World

Olympic rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan may be the face of Irish rowing and Skibbereen Rowing Club, and have enormously increased the popularity of rowing in Ireland, but they're just one piece of a much larger jigsaw.

Principle-Centered Leadership

How do individuals and organizations survive and thrive amid tremendous change? Why are efforts to improve organizations failing despite the millions of dollars in time, capital, and human effort being spent on them? How do we unleash creativity, talent, and energy within ourselves—and others—...

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers.

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9–5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan—there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times.

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