5 Books to Inspire Change this Summer

Ready for a little tough love?  These authors share their strategies to overcome profound hardship and create positive change in the process. Be inspired by honest stories of individual courage, resilience, and the power to transform communities, organizations, and even the workplace in difficult times.

Option B, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor present a nuanced understanding of resilience, comparing it to a muscle that can be strengthened in order to better prepare for life's inevitable setbacks.

Make Your Own Bed, William H. McRaven

Ten principles learned in Navy Seal training are the basis for this book that offers simple and practical advice to achieve more in the face of adversity.

Rising Strong, Brené Brown

Years of research reveal that getting up after a fall- whether it's disappointment, failure, or heartbreak-  involves reckoning with difficult emotions and discomfort in order to rise to new heights.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker

Popular blogger shares counterintuitive strategies for achieving personal goals. Backed by science, his answers to provocative questions like when to quit and how to turn a bad habit into a competitive advantage make this a fun read.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A  ----, Mark Manson

Here the key to living a good life is to stop caring about the things that don’t really matter. This change, however, requires being brutally honest and taking difficult steps to affirm a new way of life.