November 2019 News: 1st Know Ahead for 2020, Heather Boushey with Unbound, HBE Instagram

Authors We’re Working With Now

Click on the book covers below to learn more about the titles and authors we’re working with now. See something that would be a great fit for your organization? Contact Perry to learn more about availability through the end of this year.














November Know Ahead List

Here are just a few of the engaging and thought-provoking titles coming out in early 2020 that we’ve selected for our curated Know Ahead List. Contact Louise for a complete copy to find potential authors for your next team building event!

The Leader You Want to Be (HBR Press, Oct. 2019), by executive coach Amy Jen Su, shows how to focus on five key elements — Purpose, Process, People, Presence, and Peace — to increase your time, capacity, energy, and ultimately your impact, with less stress and more equanimity.

Couples That Work: How DualCareer Couples Can Thrive in Love and Work (HBR Press, Oct. 8, 2019) is filled with real-life stories as well as analytical insights and engaging exercises and activities. Jennifer Petriglieri is among the world’s 40 best business school professors under 40 selected by Poets & Quants.

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote (Simon & Schuster, Feb. 25, 2020), honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, by Ellen Carol DuBois, is sure to become the authoritative account of one of the great episodes in the history of American democracy.

Radical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers (W.W. Norton & Company, March 17, 2020) demonstrates that, in a changing world, forecasts and numbers usually represent bogus quantification, and tells us how to think smarter. Mervyn King served as the governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, and John Kay is a British economist.

This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving (Bloomsbury, Nov. 5, 2019), ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, by David J. Silverman, shows it is time to rethink how we tell the history of Thanksgiving.

Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It (Harvard U Press, Oct. 15, 2019), by Heather Boushey, details how we can pursue policies that reduce inequality—and by doing so, boost broadly shared economic growth.

The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work (Atria Books, March 3, 2020) is a “passionate, practical roadmap for addressing inequality and finally making our workplaces work for women” (Arianna Huffington).  Michelle King is a leading global expert in gender and organizations and head of the UN Women’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change. ​

Connect First:  52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work (McGraw-Hill, Oct. 22, 2019), by psychologist and executive coach Melanie Katzman Ph.D., gives actionable advice for restoring joy and success at work through the power of human connection.

Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results (HarperBusiness, Mar 3, 2020), NYT bestselling authors—“apostles of appreciation” Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick—provide managers and executives with easy ways to add gratitude to the everyday work environment to help bolster moral, efficiency, and profitability.


January 9: Programs with a Purpose Featuring Heather Boushey












Join Leadership Greater Washington and its partners, Hooks Book Events and A Wider Circle on January 9th for the next installment in our Programs with a Purpose author series. President, CEO, and Co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Heather Boushey, will discuss her experiences and book, Unbound. Programs with a Purpose is a series of conversational book talks and interviews featuring various authors who have published books on topics related to poverty, equity, and justice.

In Unbound: How Economic Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It, Boushey presents cutting-edge economics with journalistic verve to show how rising inequality has become a drag on growth, and an impediment to a competitive United States marketplace for employers and employees alike.

Register today.


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Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile..

— William Cullen Bryant


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Perry, Denise, Louise, Suzanne, Sunny, Robin & Michele