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RISING TOGETHER de Sally Helgesen

Building off the methodology of Sally Helgesen’s bestselling How Women Rise, this new book will be geared toward readers at every stage and level in their careers – men and women – who recognize that building effective relationships in the workplace is essential to their future advancement.

How Women and Men Can Build the Next, Best Workplace
by Sally Helgesen
‎Hachette Go, Summer 2022
(via Levine Greenberg Rostan)

RISING TOGETHER will offer practical advice to help men and women move past impediments and establish relationships built on authenticity and trust. Finding a way to do this has become urgent in the wake of the pandemic. Working virtually has made questions of visibility, perception and assessment both more vital and more complex, while also undermining time-honored ways of building networks and alliances. These challenges will not disappear when we emerge from this period because the trend toward virtual work was already underway; the disruptions of 2020 simply accelerated it. Rising Together addresses the human questions on how we move forward.
RISING TOGETHER will be divided into two parts. Part One, Eight Common Triggers, identifies the triggers most likely to sabotage relationships between men and women in ways that can undermine their careers, their teams and ultimately their organizations. These widespread yet mostly unacknowledged triggers include differences in how men and women approach ambition, competence, perceptions, fairness, communications, networks, attraction and humor. Part Two, A Template for Change, lays out key practices that support our ability to build trusting and fruitful relationships in the workplace. These include the highly specific inclusive behaviors, a method for informally enlisting allies to support the practice of new behaviors, and a means for demonstrating authenticity while trying new approaches.
Sally’s most recent book,
How Women Rise, co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith, identifies the habits and behaviors most likely to hold women back from reaching their full potential. It has become a widely used manual for employee resource groups, training programs, company book clubs, coaches and leaders eager to increase the number of women in senior positions, as well as for women seeking to understand what gets in their way. RISING TOGETHER will bring the practical and highly tactical approach that made the book successful to a broader audience of men and women seeking to make the best of their talents and their alliances. RISING TOGETHER will be geared toward readers at every stage and level in their careers who recognize that building effective relationships in the workplace is essential to their future advancement. The book is also intended to serve as an indispensable resource for HR, diversity, learning and training professionals tasked with addressing the misunderstandings, resentments and derailments caused by the eight triggers.

Sally Helgesen, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, is an internationally best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach. She has been ranked number 6 among the world’s top 30 leadership thinkers by Global Gurus, honored by the coaching consortium MEECO for her transformational influence on organizational cultures and chosen as the Thinkers 50/100 Coaches world’s top coach for women leaders. Sally’s most recent book, How Women Rise, co-authored with legendary executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, examines the behaviors most likely to get in the way of successful women. It became the top-seller in its field within a week of publication and rights have been sold in 13 languages.

AWAKE WHERE YOU ARE de Martin Aylward

The body is of course integral to meditation, but there are only a few books that focus this specifically on the body and the meditative experience. AWAKE WHERE YOU ARE addresses that need, and additionally integrates psychological concepts, which provides a more familiar entry point for people less familiar with Buddhism.

by Martin Aylward
Wisdom Publications, November 2021

Pulled around by desires and distractions, we’re so easily disconnected from ourselves. Life is happening right in front of us, and within us—but still, we manage to miss so much of it. AWAKE WHERE YOU ARE provides the antidote, inviting us to go deep into our own bodies, to inhabit our sensory experience carefully; to learn the art of living from the inside out, and in the process to find ease, clarity, and an authentic, unshakeable freedom.
The practices in the book literally bring us back into our skin, where we can reconnect with a more rich, meaningful, and peaceful life. Aylward writes with sophisticated subtlety, as well as the heart-opening simplicity and clarity born of deep experience. This book is more than a meditation guide—it’s a guide to living an embodied life.

In the introduction to Awake Where You Are, Martin Aylward tells the reader that this is not another book about ‘how to meditate,’ and that is very true. He writes with honesty, insight, and experience to offer us a guidebook to awareness of the body, connection to the body, and deep acceptance no matter the state of that body.” – Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Change

This beautiful and subtle book illuminates and grounds us in the truth that meditation and the practice of loving awareness are an ‘in-the-body’ experience.” – Frank Ostaseski, author of The Five Invitations

After experiencing strong intimations of the spiritual as a teenager, Martin Aylward traveled to India at the age of nineteen to explore meditation. He spent most of the next five years in monasteries, ashrams, and meditation centers in India and Thailand, including two years in a hermitage in the Himalayas with one of his teachers. As well as having the good fortune to learn from and practice with many different teachers, both Asian and Western, Martin has spent much time in solitude with his real guru, Nature—and his teaching often emphasizes contact with Nature as a resource for Awakening. In 1995 he co-founded the Tapovan Dharma Community in the French Pyrenees with his wife Gail. Gradually, the number of visitors increased beyond the capacity of the place, and in 2005—just ten years after opening—they relocated to Le Moulin (Moulin de Chaves), a former Zen monastery in the Dordogne, Southwest France, where Martin and Gail continue to live with their two children. In addition to guiding Dharma practice at Le Moulin as resident teacher, Martin has been invited to teach Dharma around the world since 1999.


A book on the crisis of focus, by Dr. Gloria Mark, Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research, and a leading expert in the fields of attention, multitasking, and human-computer interaction.

The Surprising Science of How We Focus, Why That’s Changing, and How Rhythm Became the New Flow
by Gloria Mark
Hanover Square Press, early 2023
(via Park & Fine)

The modern crisis of focus is not simply a matter of increased distractions that can be solved with a digital detox. It is a mental health crisis. It is the reason why Adam Grant’s recent New York Times piece on languishing gained so much traction. We feel it now especially, after a year of working from home, but it is a crisis that has been building for decades.
Dr. Mark’s work is unique in that she has been studying, observing, and experience sampling people in their real workplaces for 30 years, alongside the rise of the internet itself. And she has been able to empirically track our rapidly declining attention spans: in 2004, she found that office workers focused on one screen or tab for about 2.5 minutes on average before switching; in 2012, that time was only about 75 seconds; by 2017, it had gone down to 47 seconds. Now, it’s about 43 seconds. Popular media likes to focus on these statistics alone, but what Dr. Mark finds more pressing is the effect this trend is having on real people—dwindling attention spans, multitasking, and rapid task switching have all been associated with stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout.
When Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience was released in 1990, the world was a very different place—and Dr. Mark was just getting ready for one of her first jobs in the field, observing the effects of networked conference room computers on productivity (a study that now seems quite quaint). A lot has changed since then, and the way our minds work has changed with it. We need a new model for understanding what optimal experience looks like today.
In ATTENTION SPAN, Dr. Mark will introduce that new model: kinetic attention. Kinetic attention is attention that is dynamic or fleeting, and is now the dominant form attention in the modern world. Dr. Mark has found that flow—which requires lengthy periods of sustained focus—is extremely rare, especially when working on a computer (see: where most of us spend the majority of our time). But maintaining focus for long periods of time comes with its own drawbacks, too, and it requires a high degree of cognitive resources. So, just as constantly switching tasks can make us stressed, so too can long sustained periods of focus. What Dr. Mark recommends instead is to work with our tendency toward kinetic attention, not against it, and learn to focus in strategic rhythms that allow us periods of deep focus, but also less focused periods in which we can replenish our cognitive resources. This model also has the benefit of being more realistic for the demands of the modern workplace.

Dr. Gloria Mark is Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research, and a leading expert in the fields of attention, multitasking, and human-computer interaction. Dr. Mark has spoken on stages that include SXSW, Talks at Google, Microsoft Faculty Summit, and the Aspen Ideas Festival, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, NPR, Quartz, Slate, and more.


CHANGING CHILDREN’S LIVES WITH HYPNOSIS offers examples of using hypnosis with children to address physical and mental challenges. A timely collection of patients’ healing experiences, the story of how these events changed one physician’s approach to medicine, and the takeaway information parents and practitioners should consider as they deal with medical and psychological challenges in their children’s and patients’ lives.

A Journey to the Center
by Ran D. Anbar
Rowman & Littlefield, November 2021
(via The Martell Agency)

Every year millions of pediatric patients could benefit from hypnosis therapy to deal with and alleviate physical and psychological symptoms big and small. The benefits of hypnosis-facilitated therapy range from complete cures to small improvements. They extend beyond the physical and into the psychological and spiritual, building confidence, positivity and resilience. They include the empowerment of children with chronic health issues to feel more in control of their own minds, bodies and circumstances. They sometimes lead to the reduction or even elimination of medications. Hypnosis is painless, non-invasive, and cost-effective. It doesn’t preclude any other treatment, and drawbacks are virtually nonexistent.
In a world where the doctor’s primary role has become more and more one of a technician—pinpoint a problem, prescribe a solution, and move to the next patient—hypnosis brings connection and art back into the process. It relies on a relationship between practitioner and patient, encourages creativity and expression, and allows patients to take ownership of their experience with the support and encouragement of their doctors. Children deserve the opportunity to receive gentle, thoughtful, empowering, and effective treatment in whatever form it’s available. Hypnosis therapy offers all of those things, and it’s time for patients, parents, and medical practitioners to embrace it—even to demand it.
Through meaningful stories and expert explanation, this book takes readers through the process of hypnosis for children and its myriad benefits for overall wellness.

Ran D. Anbar, MD, FAAP, is board certified in both pediatric pulmonology and general pediatrics and offers hypnosis and counseling services at Center Point Medicine in La Jolla, California, and Syracuse, New York. Dr. Anbar is a fellow, approved consultant, and past president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Anbar is a leader in the field of clinical hypnosis, and his over twenty years of experience have allowed him to successfully treat over 7,000 children. He also served as a professor of pediatrics and medicine and the director of pediatric pulmonology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, for 21 years. Dr. Anbar has been a guest editor and advisory editor for the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. His experience has offered him the opportunity to direct and co-direct more than 20 clinical workshops on the subject of pediatric hypnosis. He has trained more than a thousand healthcare providers in the use of hypnosis and lectured all over the world. In addition to his teaching and lecturing experiences, Dr. Anbar has been the principal investigator in 10 published case studies of pediatric hypnosis and has been involved in research trials of children with cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary disorders. He is a published author of more than 50 articles, abstracts, and book chapters on pediatric functional disorders and pediatric hypnosis.

TOMORROWMIND de Gabriella Rosen Kellerman & Martin Seligman

How to adapt and thrive in the workplace in an uncertain future filled with change and automation? TOMORROWMIND offers readers—workers, managers, and executives alike—explicit, evidence-based guidance on positive psychology practices to offer a hopeful road map of how to tackle these challenges head on.

Flourishing in the Future of Work
by Gabriella Rosen Kellerman & Martin Seligman
Atria, Fall 2022/Spring 2023

In recent years a vast literature, from reports from all the major global political and economic bodies to popular books like Martin Ford’s The Rise of the Robots and Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee’s The Second Machine Age, has emerged to document and foretell the unprecedented scale of change facing the global workforce as the Age of Automation dawns. The evidence is overwhelming—and, at first glance, frightening. Forty-two percent of the job skills we use today will be obsolete by 2022. Eighty percent of US workers will have their jobs replaced, or their wages reduced, by automation in the new decade. We can expect, within the next ten years, that we won’t be choosing our careers once in a lifetime, but continually, across a wide range of industries. Our average job tenure will be under two years. Our job skills will expire every 18 months. More and more of our work will be done remotely, alone, or with rotating teams. The scale of the shift dwarfs that of all other eras, including the Industrial Revolution, and it poses a unique set of challenges to human wellbeing. In TOMORROWMIND, Gabriella Kellerman and Martin Seligman ask the question other thinkers on the subject have so far avoided: if, today, we sit on the cusp of the most turbulent changes to work society has ever faced, how will that change us? How will we survive? And more importantly, how can most of us thrive?
Surviving in this new world of work means, first, understanding these challenges, and second, intentionally developing skills to overcome them. TOMORROWMIND will offer readers—workers, managers, and executives alike—explicit, evidence-based guidance on navigating through the worst of what the future holds. Calling on the tenets of positive psychology and prospective psychology, disciplines pioneered by Seligman, and supported by the vast data emerging from BetterUp Labs—the basic science arm of the global virtual coaching company BetterUp, where their collaborators include Adam Grant, Roy Baumeister, Sonja Lyubomirsky, and Rebecca Goldstein—they argue that automation and constant change don’t have to be cause for alarm or despair. On the contrary: the coming disruption presents remarkable opportunities for each of us to push the boundaries of our cognitive and emotional skills. TOMORROWMIND will paint a picture of human thriving, not despite these challenges, but because of them.

Prince Harry has agreed to be the « Chief Impact Officer » for BetterUp, which is intricately connected to TOMORROWMIND. It’s too early to say whether/how Prince Harry will be involved in the promotion but the news of his hiring has greatly increased the profile of BetterUp. Read more about this here.

Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, MD is the Chief Innovation Officer for the $700M behavior change company BetterUp, and the head of BetterUp Labs, where she leads strategic efforts to develop the next generation of offerings in behavior change technology.
Martin Seligman, PhD is the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, director of the Positive Psychology Center, former president of the American Psychological Association, and a scientific advisory board member of BetterUp Labs. Called the “founder of Positive Psychology,” he is the author of over 30 books for both scholarly and trade audiences, including FLOURISH, AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS, and LEARNED OPTIMISM. His books have been translated into fifty languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide.