Balance, Blend or Integrate: How Does Work Fit Into Your Life?
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This 9 min. read saves you up to 74 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 18 getAbstract summaries (14 books with a total of 3670 pages, one article and 3 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4395 minutes (about 74 hours). Learn more.
Balance, Blend or Integrate: How Does Work Fit Into Your Life?

These five questions and reading recommendations will guide you to your answer.

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The Most Important Topics around the New World of Work

“Hi Again!”
This 9 min. read saves you up to 22 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 7 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1072 pages, one article and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1278 minutes (about 22 hours). Learn more.
“Hi Again!”

In 2021, they quit en masse. Now, many employees want to return to their former companies. Here is what to consider when it comes to job boomeranging.

“If You Don’t Know How to Connect Effectively Across Cultures, You Miss the Chance to Be Inclusive.”
“If You Don’t Know How to Connect Effectively Across Cultures, You Miss the Chance to Be Inclusive.”
This 10 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
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“If You Don’t Know How to Connect Effectively Across Cultures, You Miss the Chance to Be Inclusive.”

Diversity consultant and author Tayo Rockson explains how to shift the needle on DEI, step by step.

“The Conventional Recruitment Process Already Discriminates Against People Who Are Neurodiverse.”
“The Conventional Recruitment Process Already Discriminates Against People Who Are Neurodiverse.”

No human brain is wired the same way. It’s time for the workplace to reflect this fact, neurodiversity advocate Theo Smith explains.

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New Work: Our Selection from getAbstract's Library

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Anna Tavis and Stela Lupushor

Humans at Work

Work, workers and workplaces are all changing in new ways, so companies must change, too.

Kogan Page Publishers
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Tom Rehagen

Kindness Is Cool

You can share your worries anonymously and receive encouragement from strangers around the world.

Experience Magazine
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Shelmina Abji

Show Your Worth

Shelmina Babai Abji offers an insider’s blueprint for women and minorities aspiring to climb the corporate ladder.

McGraw-Hill Education
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Anu Madgavkar, Bill Schaninger, Sven Smit, Jonathan Woetzel, Hamid Samandari, Davis Carlin, Jeongmin Seong and Kanmani Chockalingam

Human capital at work

The “experience effect” is driving wage growth for workers around the globe.

McKinsey
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Adam Grant, Ohoud Khalfan Al Roumi, Jonas Prising, Hilary Cottam and Anne-Marie Slaughter

The Four-Day Week: Necessity or Luxury?

Organizations across the world are heeding the call to give workers more control over when and how much they work.

World Economic Forum
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David Robson

The Smart Way to Learn from Failure

Is there an optimal technique for dealing with failure?

BBC News
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HOT TOPIC: WELLBEING

How to Help Your Employees Stay Healthy

READING LISTS:

How To Stop Pressure From Turning Into Stress
How To Stop Pressure From Turning Into Stress
This 8 min. read saves you up to 95 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 19 getAbstract summaries (17 books with a total of 4752 pages and 2 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 5695 minutes (about 95 hours). Learn more.
How To Stop Pressure From Turning Into Stress

Strategies to turn a health enemy into a performance ally

Purpose Problems
Purpose Problems

The search for meaning at work: A more delicate issue than often admitted.

How to Heal from PTSD
How to Heal from PTSD

Both people and organizations experience traumatic events. Here’s how to move past them.

Well-Being Is About More than “An Apple a Day”
Well-Being Is About More than “An Apple a Day”

It also means managing your time and energy wisely and practicing emotional intelligence.

HOW-TO-GUIDES:

Leading for Well-Being
Leading for Well-Being
This 7 min. read saves you up to 26 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 7 getAbstract summaries (5 books with a total of 1278 pages and 2 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1527 minutes (about 26 hours). Learn more.
Leading for Well-Being

A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. From sponsoring exercise programs to creating a values-based work culture, there is a lot you can do as a leader to help your employees thrive.

How to Sleep
How to Sleep

Those who sleep better (and often, more) are healthier, in a better mood and perform better. Time for more accurate sleep leadership in your organization!

The Built-In Superpower
The Built-In Superpower

How healthy optimism makes you more resilient.

How to Move Out of Stress-Paralysis
How to Move Out of Stress-Paralysis

In moments of acute stress, the brain engages a fight or flight response. Learn how to snap out of it.

INTERVIEWS:

“Meditation Trains Your Mind.”
“Meditation Trains Your Mind.”
This 10 min. read saves you up to 9 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 456 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 538 minutes (about 9 hours). Learn more.
“Meditation Trains Your Mind.”

Author, coach and long-time meditator Giovanni Dienstmann explains why the benefits of a daily meditation practice go beyond relaxation – and how mindful awareness can help you realize your goals.

“Well-Being Doesn’t Just Mean Switching Off. It Is About How You Burn Your Light.”
“Well-Being Doesn’t Just Mean Switching Off. It Is About How You Burn Your Light.”

Nicolai Chen Nielsen and Nicolai Tillisch explain how to make ambition work for you.

“Mindfulness Is a Lifestyle.”
“Mindfulness Is a Lifestyle.”

British psychologist Audrey Tang discusses how introducing small nuggets of mindfulness into your workday can lead to powerful changes over time.

INTERVIEWS

In Conversation with Experts and Professionals

“We Need to Have Continuous Learning Built Into Our Lives”
“We Need to Have Continuous Learning Built Into Our Lives”
This 16 min. read saves you up to 12 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (2 books with a total of 580 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 680 minutes (about 12 hours). Learn more.
“We Need to Have Continuous Learning Built Into Our Lives”

Bernard Marr, author of Future Skills, says your humanity is your future’s most valuable skill.

“The Conventional Recruitment Process Already Discriminates Against People Who Are Neurodiverse.”
“The Conventional Recruitment Process Already Discriminates Against People Who Are Neurodiverse.”
This 11 min. read saves you up to 7 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 328 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 383 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
“The Conventional Recruitment Process Already Discriminates Against People Who Are Neurodiverse.”

No human brain is wired the same way. It’s time for the workplace to reflect this fact, neurodiversity advocate Theo Smith explains.

“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”
“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”
This 17 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from one getAbstract summary (one book with a total of 256 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 291 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”

Organizational change expert Aidan McCullen, author of Undisruptable, encourages people and companies to disrupt themselves.

THOUGHT LEADER PROFILES

Instant Practical Insights into the Thinking of Important Contemporaries

Simon Sinek
This 9 min. read saves you up to 39 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 14 getAbstract summaries (9 books with a total of 1912 pages and 5 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2286 minutes (about 39 hours). Learn more.
Simon Sinek

On purpose, leadership and empathy.

Tim Ferriss
This 9 min. read saves you up to 7 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 320 pages and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 375 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
Tim Ferriss

On facing fears and learning anything.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This 7 min. read saves you up to 25 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1215 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1451 minutes (about 25 hours). Learn more.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There are many stories and there are many feminisms.

Carol Dweck
This 8 min. read saves you up to 33 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 9 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 1630 pages and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1948 minutes (about 33 hours). Learn more.
Carol Dweck

On the foundations of a growth mind-set, or, why we are “born to learn.”

Josh Bersin
This 9 min. read saves you up to 41 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 16 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 2030 pages, 7 articles and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2427 minutes (about 41 hours). Learn more.
Josh Bersin

On finding and empowering top talent.

Brené Brown
This 7 min. read saves you up to 23 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 8 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1136 pages, one video and 3 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1357 minutes (about 23 hours). Learn more.
Brené Brown

On vulnerability, psychological safety and other leadership skills.

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A Dozen Books, Summarized in a Handful of Abstracts – in One Story: Our Longreads

CREATIVITY

Creativity Is a Journey, Not a Destination
Creativity Is a Journey, Not a Destination
This 4 min. read saves you up to 34 hours
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Creativity Is a Journey, Not a Destination

A Reading List to Get the Creative Juices Flowing

TEAMWORK

How to Brainstorm
How to Brainstorm
This 5 min. read saves you up to 21 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 5 getAbstract summaries (5 books with a total of 1015 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1213 minutes (about 21 hours). Learn more.
How to Brainstorm

The great ideas are out there waiting for the patient and the bold to find them.

SLEEP

How to Sleep
How to Sleep
This 6 min. read saves you up to 24 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 16 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1197 pages and 12 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1431 minutes (about 24 hours). Learn more.
How to Sleep

Those who sleep better (and often, more) are healthier, in a better mood and perform better. Time for more accurate sleep leadership in your organization!

HABITS

Biohacking for Beginners
Biohacking for Beginners
This 7 min. read saves you up to 54 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 14 getAbstract summaries (8 books with a total of 2687 pages and 6 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 3218 minutes (about 54 hours). Learn more.
Biohacking for Beginners

Tweaks to sharpen your thinking and increase your energy 

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