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The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science

The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science

In collaboration with the world's leading experts on compassion, CCARE is excited and proud to announce the release of The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science - the very first academic handbook exclusively dedicated to the topic of compassion. Gathering insights from top compassion researchers (neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, sociologists and more), the chapters cover a wide range of topics from parenting to health.

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Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose

Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose

Today’s best companies get it. From Costco® to Commerce Bank, Wegmans to Whole Foods®: they’re becoming the ultimate value creators. They’re generating every form of value that matters: emotional, experiential, social, and financial. And they’re doing it for all their stakeholders. Not because it’s “politically correct”: because it’s the only path to long-term competitive advantage.

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Life on Purpose by Vic Strecher

Life on Purpose by Vic Strecher

Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything
Vic Stecher - A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness, and well-being. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story—a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life—and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive, but thrive. Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people’s experiences, Life on Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives.

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Health Promotion in the Workplace, 5th edition

Health Promotion in the Workplace, 5th edition

Print: $99.95 | Kindle: $9.95 | PDF: Free
Health Promotion in the Workplace, 5th edition, is a valuable reference for anyone who designs, manages, evaluates or studies workplace health promotion programs. Authored by a team of program managers and scholars who have designed and managed programs in several thousand settings, conducted hundreds of program evaluations, and published thousands of scientific studies on the most effective approaches, this 721-page book provides the rare combination of practical perspective combined with conservative scientific rigor. Earlier editions have been used by tens of thousands of professionals around the world. The overall book is organized around the Awareness, Motivation, Skills and Opportunity (AMSO) Framework, which was first articulated by Dr. Michael P. O’Donnell in 2005.

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Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness by David B. Nash, Raymond J. Fabius, Alexis Skoufalos, Janice L. Clarke

Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness by David B. Nash, Raymond J. Fabius, Alexis Skoufalos, Janice L. Clarke

Practicing population based care is a central focus of the Affordable Care Act and a key component of implementing health reform. Wellness and Prevention, Accountable Care Organizations, Patient Centered Medical Homes, Comparative Effectiveness Research, and Patient Engagement have become common terms in the healthcare lexicon. Aimed at students and practitioners in health care settings, the Second Edition of Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness, conveys the key concepts of concepts of population health management and strategies for creating a culture of health and wellness in the context of health care reform.

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

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

Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire.

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Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan

Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan

Joy, Inc. offers an inside look at how Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, MI created its culture, and shows how any organization can follow their methods for a more passionate team and sustainable, profitable results.

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Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business by  John Mackey, Rajendra Sisodia, Bill George (Foreword)

Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business by John Mackey, Rajendra Sisodia, Bill George (Foreword)

At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future.

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The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World by Aaron Hurst

The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World by Aaron Hurst

A series of shifts are happening in our economy: Millennials are trading in conventional career paths to launch tech start-ups, start small businesses that are rooted in local communities, or freelance their expertise. We are sharing everything, from bikes and cars, to extra rooms in our homes. We now create, buy and sell handcrafted products in our local communities with ease. Globally recognized entrepreneur, founder of Taproot Foundation and CEO of Imperative, Aaron Hurst, argues in his latest book that while these developments seem unrelated at first, taken together they reveal a powerful pattern that points to purpose as the new driver of the American economy.

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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick M. Lencioni

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick M. Lencioni

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.

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Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care by Tom Emerick, Al Lewis

Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care by Tom Emerick, Al Lewis

Cracking Health Costs reveals the best ways for companies and small businesses to fight back, right now, against rising health care costs. This book proposes multiple, practical steps that you can take to control costs and increase the effectiveness of the health benefit.

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Surviving Workplace Wellness…: With Your Dignity, Finances and (Major) Organs Intact by Al Lewis, Vik Khanna, Tom Emerick (Foreword)

Surviving Workplace Wellness…: With Your Dignity, Finances and (Major) Organs Intact by Al Lewis, Vik Khanna, Tom Emerick (Foreword)

If you work for a large company or a government agency, you are probably one of over 50 million Americans subject to a workplace wellness program. This number grows daily, and if you work for a smaller firm, workplace wellness is headed your way soon. It’s hard to believe that something as pure sounding as “workplace wellness” could be bad for you, but conventional workplace wellness programs are proof that nightmares are real.

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