Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Empowerment books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life as You Want It (2011)
- The Culture of Empowerment: How to Champion People (2016)
- The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic): 10th Anniversary Edition (2015)
- Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute (2001)
- Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone (2010)
- The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning (2016)
- Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment: How to Improve Quality, Productivity, and Employee Satisfaction (1997)
- Outrageous Empowerment: The Incredible Story of Giving Employees Their Brains Back (2018)
- Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Essential Research Methods for Social Work (SW 385R Social Work Research Methods) (2012)
- FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: Perspective and Empowerment 2nd Edition for Sacramento State University (2010)
- The Llewellyn Complete Book of Psychic Empowerment: A Compendium of Tools & Techniques for Growth & Transformation (2012)
For two decades, David Gershon and Gail Straub have taught thousands of people how to make their dreams come true–and Empowerment builds on that real-life experience. Gershon and Straub believe that our thoughts and beliefs create the actual conditions of our life; to change things, we must first alter our consciousness and our thought processes. That’s what this book helps readers do, through practical techniques, inspiring stories, visualizations, and exercises for self-evaluation.
Have you ever been championed by someone? You have likely had times when people believed in you more than you believed in yourself and told you, “YOU CAN DO IT!” Their belief in you became a rock to stand on against the waves of insecurity, doubt, and fear in your mind.
Escape the Grip of Drama and Take Control of Your Life The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) is a fable on self-leadership, because how you lead your own life has everything to do with how you lead in other areas. It is a tool for both individuals and organizations who want to create more effective communication and relationships.
Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute tells the story of a young manager whose attempts to turn his troubled company around through traditional top-down, command-and-control management are failing. Reluctantly, he contacts an expert in empowerment, even though he feels like he’s already tried that approach. Step by step, the expert helps him understand why his past and present efforts have fallen short and figure out what he needs to do to create an empowered workforce.
Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment, by Leticia Nieto Psy.D., and co-authors, brings a long-awaited breakthrough to the fields of liberation and cultural studies. Nieto offers a powerful analysis of the psychological dynamics of oppression and privilege, and shows readers how to develop the skills that can promote social justice for themselves and those around them. A key metaphor in Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment is the rank system.
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning (2016)
More than thirty million people in the United States are dyslexic—a brain-based genetic trait, often labeled as a “learning disability” or “learning difference,” that makes interpreting text and reading difficult.
Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment: How to Improve Quality, Productivity, and Employee Satisfaction (1997)
Most managers know that revitalization in their companies must occur from the ground up. But how to get that message to employees without applying the kind of pressure that makes them even less productive? The answer is empowerment. In this motivating book, you will find specific strategies designed to help you encourage responsibility, acknowledgment, and creativity so that employees feel they "own" their jobs.
Outrageous Empowerment: The Incredible Story of Giving Employees Their Brains Back (2018)
Ron Lovett went from breaking up brawls at nightclubs to providing personal protection to some of the world’s biggest A-List celebrities – a fifteen-year roller-coaster ride of managing against the grain in uncharted territory. In Outrageous Empowerment, Ron Lovett shares how he transformed his one-employee business in Halifax, Nova Scotia, into a leading national security company with over fifteen hundred frontline staff.
Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Essential Research Methods for Social Work (SW 385R Social Work Research Methods) (2012)
Reader friendly and clear, Rubin and Babbie’s concise and social work-specific research methods text provides you with the tools you need to understand the essential content for the course. Illustrations and examples throughout show you how you can apply research to practice. Outlines, introductions, boxes, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises present the information and practice you need to succeed.
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The Llewellyn Complete Book of Psychic Empowerment: A Compendium of Tools & Techniques for Growth & Transformation (2012)
Embark on the journey of a lifetime―master the psychic tools and techniques required to develop your highest potential and enjoy success beyond your wildest dreams. Psychic empowerment is a continuous process of growth and self-discovery. When we are psychically empowered, we become increasingly aware of the boundless power within ourselves and the unlimited possibilities and opportunities around us and beyond.
Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate List
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The Llewellyn Complete Book of Psychic Empowerment: A Compendium of Tools & Techniques for Growth & Transformation
Author(s): Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Joe H. Slate
ID: 2341960, Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 8 Sept 2011, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub
Chakra Empowerment for Women: Self-Guided Techniques for Healing Trauma, Owning Your Power & Finding Overall Wellness
Author(s): Lisa Erickson
ID: 2449999, Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 8 Dec 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub
Empowerment Cycle: Know Your Flow
Author(s): Sharon Wood
ID: 3235293, Publisher: Rockpool Publishing, Year: 2022, Size: 26 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.