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New Career and Self-Development Book Releases Winter 2021

We’re always excited to check out new release in career and self-development books each season! Here are the handful that have caught our eye this winter.

New Career and Self-Development Book Releases Winter 2021

The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up 

is a fresh approach to personal transformation rooted in the wisdom of the Enneagram system of personality types. It is a book about finding your path, facing your shadow, and discovering your true self from two leading Enneagram teachers who frame their methodology in an accessible and practical way.

Involuntary Exit by Robin Merle

It can take less than a minute to get fired. Less than a minute to hear the words that change your life as you’ve known it. You’re stunned, shocked, humiliated—because your career has defined your life and you’ve been blindsided. How do you even talk about this? With advice for every unexpected twist, turn, and emotional trigger, this book is based on author Robin Merle’s experience at the top of billion-dollar organizations, as well as her interviews with accomplished women who were suddenly severed from their organizations and navigated their way back to success.

The real-life examples she offers in these pages prove that you’re not alone—and that you, too, will get through this. Whether you’ve been fired or need to move on, Involuntary Exit will help you rediscover your value and emerge as a stronger leader on your own terms.

Fear Traps: Escape the Triggers that Keep You Stuck by Dr. Nancy Stella

Are you afraid of loneliness or failure, confrontation or facing the unknown? Psychologist Dr. Nancy Stella draws on decades of experience in clinical practice in her new book, “Fear Traps: Escape the Triggers that Keep You Stuck” — which presents her concept of the Courageous Brain Process, a six-step, science-based treatment plan to help people overcome fear. “Fear Traps” equips readers to heal trauma and take on new challenges with confidence and resilience.

Dr. Stella shows us that fear is normal, but fear does not need to control you. If you’re feeling trapped in a cycle of coping mechanisms that just keep making things worse, there is a way out. With over 30 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, Nancy Stella, PsyD, PhD, helps us get unstuck by teaching us how our brain processes fear. Using current neuroscience research, her Courageous Brain Process (CBP) provides transformative, science-based practices to regain control over the emotions that once controlled us.

The Big Book of HR  by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem

From two of the fields most respected professionals, the 10th anniversary edition of The Big Book of HR includes up-to-date information including the challenges of a remote workforce, diversity and equity, changing technology and its impact on every facet of people management, the needs of a multigenerational workforce, and more.

IS THIS A LOUSY JOB OR IS IT ME?: A Real-Life Guide For Achieving Success At Work By Terri Jacke

Have you ever felt deflated at work? Whether you are just starting your career or have finally gained enough experience to advance to your “dream” job, you may find yourself disillusioned by difficult bosses or coworkers, drained by unreasonable demands, or disappointed with the lack of growth opportunities. Given these lousy elements of your job, how can you achieve fulfillment from your work?

In IS THIS A LOUSY JOB OR IS IT ME? executive coach Terri Jacke explores how every success and every struggle at work can be used to develop your character, which determines the way you handle each experience. 

It is your character that shapes your behavior in the workplace and informs the quality of decisions you make at work and about your career. By using storiessometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreakingTerri invites you to join her on a journey that chronicles her growth through the seven stages of character development at work:  Beginning, Yuckiness, Fear, Authenticity, Boundaries, Love, and Exit. 

Terri holds nothing back in taking you into the heart of her experiences from her first job at a campground at age 12 to succeeding at iconic corporations and finally fulfilling her dream to establish her own firm. Combining real-life experience and organizational development   expertise, she provides practical tools and hard-won wisdom to help you develop your character at work.  

The insights you gain into the seven stages of character development, captured Terri’s BY FABLE model, will empower you to make sense of your workplace experiences and effectively move yourself through the stages in their natural sequence, allowing you to create a fulfilling career path leading to your inevitable success.

Which one will you be checking out first?

About the Author

Nicole Booz

Nicole Booz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of GenTwenty, GenThirty, and The Capsule Collab. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is the author of The Kidult Handbook (Simon & Schuster May 2018). She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, eating brunch, or planning her next great adventure.