Reality Leadership Blog

The holidays are almost here and you may be scrambling to find a last minute gift for those on your list, or simply anticipating a bit of a break where you can rest, enjoy family, and rejuvenate yourself for the new year. Why not share the gift of a great book – or take the time to read one for yourself. Go ahead, you deserve it!

Our Reality-Based Leadership team has gathered a list of Cy’s favorite reads that will have a bit of something for everyone, from books on business leadership and change, to motivational and self-reflection topics, to great authors like Brene Brown and Simon Sinek.  And, we didn’t forget a bit of great poetry!

We hope you enjoy.

Cy’s picks:

Seat of the Soul

Seat of the Soul, by Gary Zukav


The Power of Now

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle


Loving What Is

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life, by Byron Katie


Dear Sugar

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, by Cheryl Strayed


A Return To Love

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”, by Marianne Williamson


Carry On Warrior

Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life, by Glennon Doyle Melton


The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, by Michael A. Singer


The Law of Divine Compensation

The Law of Divine Compensation: Mastering the Metaphysics of Abundance, by Marianne Williamson


Start With Why

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek



Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner


Good to Great

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t, by Jim Collins


Traveling Mercies

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, by Anne Lamott


The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz


The Heart Aroused

The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, by David Whyte


A Thousand Mornings

A Thousand Mornings: Poems, by Mary Oliver


Interested in reading Cy’s books? Check out Reality-Based Leadership and The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace. For more from Cy, follow her on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.  

  1. Joyce Ybarra says:

    Really like that you have a book list! I love that some are new to me and will contribute to my continued personal development. Thank you for bringing the sensibility to dealing with these topics in life and work. Appreciate your passion and service to our human world!

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