Stretch without snapping or snapping back
People are constantly being asked to stretch — in too many directions and for too long. It feels unsustainable. ELASTIC draws on a metaphor, an acronym and a series of conversations with inspiring community-based leaders to help you understand what’s happening and explore practical strategies to build “stretchiness” in yourself and with others.
Based on over 25 years of experience working with leaders across sectors, this book’s core message of needing to stretch, without snapping or snapping back, will resonate as deeply true. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or just starting out, feeling over-stretched or under-challenged, this book provides you with reassurance, wise counsel, and encouragement as you seek your optimal level of stretch and strengthen your elasticity.
Strategic plans that gather momentum not dust
Even in uncertain times — perhaps especially then — we need a plan.
To gain traction, that plan doesn’t only rely on other people to make it happen, it needs to be crafted with and by them.
Sightline spells out the why and the how of collaborative strategy building. It pragmatically explains how to establish a clear destination with your team, while staying flexible about the routes you take to get there. With an emphasis on community building organizations, it’s a go-to resource for leaders craving clarity and conviction when responsiveness and adaptability are also required.
Off Script but Still on Track – a coaching guide for responsive facilitation
None of us can predict with 100% accuracy what will happen when we’re in front of a group of people. We need to be prepared, but also prepared to adapt. Whether you are a presenter, facilitator, teacher, chairperson or negotiator, Nimble will equip you to respond effectively when you’re taken by surprise. Learn how to craft a careful script, then to hold that script loosely so that you can adjust in real time to whatever’s happening in the room. Find out how to achieve the purpose of your session, even when the route you took to get there contained a few unexpected detours along the way.
If you’ve ever planned a meeting that’s gone way differently than you anticipated, and you wish you’d handled it better, this book is for you.
What The Hell Do We Do Now?
2020 has been a year of significant disruption to organizations all around the world. The events of 2020 have profoundly changed our priorities and operations. In these times where business, society, and the economy are being reshaped, we have also seen people and organizations step up and forge their path into the Next Normal.
In What The Hell Do We Do Now, 18 authors explore the tools and frameworks that can help you and your organization navigate and emerge from crisis in better shape than when you entered it. If the events of 2020 have left you wondering What The Hell Do We Do Now?, this book will serve as blueprint to stepping confidently into our uncertain future.
Rebecca wrote the chapter ‘Plan’ which talks about the value of strategic planning, especially during times of uncertainty.
The Little Book of Life Skills
With tips from leading experts in every field, The Little Book of Life Skills is the practical guide on how to solve the trickiest tasks in your day and make life a little easier.
We all have areas of our lives that make us feel disorganized, unprepared, or stressed out. From creating a calmer morning routine to setting yourself up for a good night’s sleep, and everything in between, there are easy and proven ways to do things better. Whether you need advice on how to end an argument, iron a shirt, or keep your inbox under control, Erin Zammett Ruddy has spoken to experts including Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz, Arianna Huffington, and condensed their wisdom into easy to follow steps for all of life’s simple and not-so-simple tasks.
Find Rebecca’s advice for running effective meetings on page 50.