Go Together

How the Concept of Ubuntu Will Change How You Live, Work, and Lead

By Shola Richards (Author)


Format Hardcover, Jacketed


Go Together

How the Concept of Ubuntu Will Change How You Live, Work, and Lead

by Shola Richards



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
A slim volume that could become the new at-work reference.” —Booklist

Workplace positivity expert Shola Richards (Making Work Work) explores a radical new concept for rethinking our personal, professional, and social lives: togetherness.

The illusion that we are separate from each other, more different than similar, is eroding our ability to work, live, and lead effectively. What if we all focused on the powerful idea of ubuntu instead? This transcendent African philosophy embraces the belief that we are universally connected to each other—and Shola Richards suggests it could transform the way we treat others, making us kinder and more respectful to others, on and off the job. Without ubuntu, he argues, we cannot truly live a productive and satisfying life. Go Together is a thought-provoking read that could change our own behavior . . . and the world around us.
“The concept of ubuntu is drawn from the African proverb, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ Though it may seem simple, its execution is tricky, as consultant Richards (Making Work Work, 2016) admits. Today his mission to bring kindness, positivity, and civility to the world—a mission he clearly identified in his first book—is made even harder by working environments increasingly filled with distrust and suspicion. Nonetheless, he perseveres, explaining his thesis through some powerful anecdotes, such as the story of Jordan, a woman deterred from suicide, thanks to Richards' speech and conversation. Much of his exposition centers on well-developed psychological tenets, such as ‘Self love comes first.’ Being uncomfortable is but one result of unlocking ubuntu at work. And focus on the things you can control—your actions, efforts, and attitudes. At the same time, Richards' eight elements of ‘go together,’ from addressing conflict quickly to remaining positive and solution-oriented, are important to learn and master. A slim volume that could become the new at-work reference.” —Booklist

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Shola Richards is an award-winning Director of Training, the author of Making Work Work (Sterling), and a positivity blogger (The Positivity Solution) with a passionate worldwide following. His articles have been featured in the Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, and numerous other publications. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Pub Date: 9/4/2018

ISBN: 9781454929086

Price: $19.95 / $26.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover, Jacketed

Pages: 208 pages, all in 2-color

Trim: 6 x 9 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Body/Mind/Spirit / Business & Self-Improvement

Publisher: Sterling Ethos

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