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Member Benefit - Book

The 2017 ordering period is closed. Each year, the book ordering period opens in May and runs through July, with several reminders throughout the period. In May 2018, we'll update this page with the new selections for 2018, and announce the opening of the book selection/ordering period then.

Book 1 — Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam M. Grant, Ph.D.

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

After the unexpected passing of her beloved husband, Facebook COO and bestselling author of Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, feared that she and her children would never find joy again. Fortunately this fear was unfounded. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy — co-authored with psychologist and friend Adam Grant — shows you how Sandberg, and many others who have overcome a wide range of profound hardships, triumphed over tragedy. The book posits that it's helpful to think of resilience like a muscle, one that atrophies in the calm between the storms of our lives. But there are things we can do to develop it, so we're better prepared when adversity strikes. In America, culture can put a kink in this plan. Processing a painful event can be hindered when you're wired not to talk about it. We all know that when someone asks how we're doing, the expected response is "fine," no matter if we've just lost a limb, or had a cancer scare. We will grin, and we will bear it, and we will go back to work too soon and burst into tears in the copy room when confronted by a malevolent stapler (or maybe that's just me).

Recently, Sandberg helped to enact a new employee benefit at Facebook: 20 days of paid bereavement leave, twice the amount that was offered previously. As she explains in Option B, it's the humane thing to do, and it also makes good business sense; compassionate companies engender more loyal employees. In this way, Option B is more than a little revolutionary. It challenges us to change systems that don't always take our humanness into account. And that's something we need to do on a personal level as well. None of us are immune to misfortune and heartbreak. We need to cut ourselves some slack when times get tough, and, as Sandberg discovered, flip the golden rule: When a loved one is in distress, instead of treating them how you would want to be treated, consider how they want to be treated, which may be quite different. Option B starts an (oftentimes) uncomfortable but important conversation. If we lean in to the numerous lessons it has on offer, there's a lot more joy to be found.

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Book 2 — Emotional Intelligence 2.0

By Travis Bradbury and Jean Greaves

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools to help us to manage, adapt, and get ahead of the pack.

The term Emotional Intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction — it's no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential:

  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Self-Management
  3. Social Awareness
  4. Relationship Management

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose — increasing your EQ.

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Book 3 — Settle for More

By Megyn Kelly

Settle for More

Megyn Kelly has cemented her reputation as one of the most respected, hardest hitting journalists in America. Now in her debut book, Megyn goes behind the scenes of the stories and storms that landed her in the anchor chair of one of the most successful news broadcast in cable news. Having grown up in a family whose values rejected the "Trophies for everyone" mentality, Megyn traces the experiences that shaped her professional ascent. Megyn also sheds light on the challenges she has faced as a professional woman and working mother, revealing her approach to issues of gender in the workplace as well as how her success is rooted in the adage "Be so good they can't ignore you".

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