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Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate List

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.

1. Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life as You Want It (2011)

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate ListFor 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. It covers seven areas of life: relationships, sexuality, money, work, body, emotions, and spirituality….
Author(s): David Gershon, Gail Straub

2. The Culture of Empowerment: How to Champion People (2016)

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate ListHave 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. They were willing to allow you to try something challenging and new under their mentorship, and it caused you to find out there was more in you than you thought.You may not realize it, but you have been empowered by these people. This book reveals a solid biblical foundation for living a lifestyle of empowerment. Through empowering people, Jesus set an…
Author(s): Steve Backlund , Phil Backlund, et al.

3. The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic): 10th Anniversary Edition (2015)

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate ListEscape 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. Learning how to transform everyday drama and opt for more growth-oriented solutions, is the priceless gift it teaches. As you walk with David, the main character, he shares how he is feeling victimized by life. Through serendipity he meets some wise…
Author(s): David Emerald , Robert Lanphear, et al.

4. Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute (2001)

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate ListEmpowerment 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. The process as it unfolds is complex, paradoxical, and counterintuitive—but well worth the effort.   This…
Author(s): Ken Blanchard , John P Carlos, et al.

5. Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone (2010)

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate ListBeyond 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. It can be used to analyze hidden and unconscious influences of oppression on people’s behavior. Resisting oppression requires that everyone – both those who benefit and those who are…
Author(s): Leticia Nieto

6. The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning (2016)

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate ListMore 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. Yet even though children with dyslexia may have trouble reading, they don’t have any problems learning; dyslexia has nothing to do with a lack of intellect. While other books tell you what dyslexia is, this book tells you what to do. Dyslexics’ innate skills, which may include verbal, social, spatial, kinesthetic, visual, mathematical, or musical abilities, are…
Author(s): Ben Foss

7. Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment: How to Improve Quality, Productivity, and Employee Satisfaction (1997)

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate ListMost 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. It’s all here, in an accessible guide for the successful managers of tomorrow….
Author(s): William Byham, Jeff Cox

8. Outrageous Empowerment: The Incredible Story of Giving Employees Their Brains Back (2018)

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate ListRon 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. Ron will reveal the techniques he used to turn disgruntled employees into passionate stakeholders who carried out the company’s visions. All large companies talk about employee alignment through culture and purpose….
Author(s): Ron Lovett

9. Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Essential Research Methods for Social Work (SW 385R Social Work Research Methods) (2012)

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate ListReader 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. As part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this book thoroughly integrates the core competencies and…
Author(s): Allen Rubin, Earl R. Babbie

11. The Llewellyn Complete Book of Psychic Empowerment: A Compendium of Tools & Techniques for Growth & Transformation (2012)

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate ListEmbark 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. Through psychic empowerment, we can unleash vast inner sources of new growth potential and achieve new levels of personal fulfillment. We can lift our consciousness…
Author(s): Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Slate PhD, Joe H.

Best Empowerment Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some empowerment books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Llewellyn Complete Book of Psychic Empowerment: A Compendium of Tools & Techniques for Growth & Transformation

Author(s): Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Joe H. Slate
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 8 Sept 2011, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2341960

Revolution and Its Alternatives: Other Marxisms, Other Empowerments, Other Priorities

Author(s): Tom Brass
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2342596

Microfinance and Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh: Unpacking the Untold Narratives

Author(s): Faraha Nawaz
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355029

A Meaningful Mess : A Teacher’s Guide To Student-Driven Classrooms, Authentic Learning, Student Empowerment, And Keeping It All Together Without Losing Your Mind

Author(s): Andi McNair
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2366398

The ADHD Empowerment Guide

Author(s): James Forgan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2367614

Australia and France’s Mutual Empowerment: Middle Powers’ Strategies for Pacific and Global Challenges

Author(s): Paul Soyez
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407441

European Parliament Ascendant: Parliamentary Strategies of Self-Empowerment in the EU

Author(s): Adrienne Héritier, Katharina L. Meissner, Catherine Moury, Magnus G. Schoeller
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408011

The Capability Approach, Empowerment and Participation: Concepts, Methods and Applications

Author(s): David Alexander Clark, Mario Biggeri, Alexandre Apsan Frediani
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2411662

Egyptian Female Labor Force Participation and the Future of Economic Empowerment

Author(s): Dr. Huda Alkitkat
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2152899

Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges and Future Research

Author(s): Amy C. Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl, Farida Jalalzai (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2153354

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.

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