It can be scary to use our voice when it really counts. Fear of retaliation may keep us quiet about the inequities we see at work, or fear of abandonment may forestall a difficult conversation with a friend.
But living life according to fear’s rules is rarely a wise course of action. To help gain extra wisdom and summon your courage, check out the three books below before standing up and making yourself heard.
Say More About That: …And Other Ways to Speak Up, Push Back, and Advocate for Yourself and Others
By Amber Cabral
A veteran inclusion strategist, coach, writer, and speaker delivers an incisive and practical guide to assertively addressing inequitable treatment you see at home, work, school, and other settings. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Amber Cabral, in the Next Big Idea App
The Courage Playbook: Five Steps to Overcome Your Fears and Become Your Best Self
By Gus Lee
A leadership expert explains that with moral courage, we can overcome our fears. The Courage Playbook is a practical guide to gaining the courage to live rightly, treat others without bias, and lead inspirationally. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Gus Lee, in the Next Big Idea App
Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself
By Nedra Glover Tawwab
Rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the techniques shared by an influential therapist help us identify and express our needs clearly—and resolve a key issue behind codependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, burnout, and more. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Nedra Glover Tawwab, in the Next Big Idea App
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