If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents the answer: Opening our minds to what’s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better health–at any age.More info →
The Citizen Patient: Reforming Health Care for the Sake of the Patient, Not the System (H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman) by Nortin M. Hadler
Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price-fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current U.S. health-care system is in need of an overhaul. In this essential guide, preeminent physician Nortin Hadler urges American health-care consumers to take time to understand the existing system and to visualize what the outcome of successful reform might look like.More info →
How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America by Otis Webb Brawley & Paul Goldberg
How We Do Harm exposes the underbelly of healthcare today―the overtreatment of the rich, the under treatment of the poor, the financial conflicts of interest that determine the care that physicians' provide, insurance companies that don't demand the best (or even the least expensive) care, and pharmaceutical companies concerned with selling drugs, regardless of whether they improve health or do harm.More info →
Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.More info →
Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist.More info →
Workplace Wellness that Works: 10 Steps to Infuse Well-Being and Vitality into Any Organization by Laura Putnam
A smarter framework for designing more effective workplace wellness programsMore info →
Workplace Wellness That Works provides a fresh perspective on how to promote employee well-being in the workplace. In addressing the interconnectivity between wellness and organizational culture, this book shows you how to integrate wellness into your existing employee development strategy in more creative, humane, and effective ways.
How to Build a Thriving Culture at Work, Featuring the 7 Points of Transformation y Rosie Ward & Jon Robison
Regardless of size, location, or industry, every company wants to have a competitive advantage over others in the marketplace. Despite this desire, many businesses don't focus on what would truly set them apart: creating the conditions for both organizational and employee wellbeing to thrive. When a company and its employees are thriving, everyone winsMore info →
In today's fragile economic climate, organizations cannot afford to have runaway healthcare costs, let alone a sick workplace. Dee Edington, PhD proposes three key strategies for reducing the total medical and productivity-related cost trends that are bankrupting American business: don't get worse, keep healthy employees healthy, and create a culture of health.More info →
Shared Values – Shared Results: Positive Organizational Health as a Win-Win Philosophy by Dee Edington
Shared Values–Shared Results is the follow-up to the influential 2009 business philosophy book Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy.
Taking workplace wellness to the next level, involves a vision of shared values that bring shared results for both employees and organizations. The book combines supporting research and science with practical solutions for implementing positive health as an organizational strategy.More info →