2021 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT READING LIST

STOICS + CLASSICS

PERSONAL + INSPIRATION

PRACTICAL + EXECUTION

 

MY WRITING

I hope you enjoy reading some of my articles below. Themes range from personal growth to leadership lessons to business frameworks, but all are based in what I've learned over the years and what I learn with my clients each week.

Check out more of my writing on Medium @jasonrwaller, where I'm a top writer in Leadership.

 
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A New Model for Personal Development: Elliott’s Gradients of Growth

Do you know where you are on your journey of growth? I often struggle to balance the growth I want with an appreciation for where I am and what I have. I also sometimes recognize when my stories send me into a negative loop, and I feel frustrated for not being able to stop them. There are always a million things I’m working on. Lately, though, I’ve found value in taking stock of where I am, where I came from, and where I want to go. This is why I put together a new way of loo

Be a Master People Developer with This One Question

How do we develop your people, our most important assets? How do we know that we’re growing them in the best possible way? Where are we giving them opportunities to stretch and be stretched? Whenever my coaching conversations turn to people development, I’m always curious about their tactics. How do my clients know the right approach to take with a given individual? Is it the same approach, just personalized? Or is it always the same approach? When it comes to growing people,

Five-Step Approach to Giving Powerful Feedback

“Feedback is a gift” I’ve only met four people who are truly amazing at giving feedback. Most of us find the process awkward and forced. Sometimes, it can feel pointless. Which is a damn shame, because feedback is more than just a “gift.” It’s one of the most powerful gifts you can give anyone. I spent years in my last job deep in a feedback culture. Along the way, picked up a process that really helped me hone how I give feedback. I’ll share it below, with what I learned fro

Building Self-Awareness and Deeper Connections with Life Maps

If you haven’t heard of a life map, that’s not surprising. You might have done something similar, or this might be completely new to you. I’ll explain more about what it is, but first I want to share why it is. A life map serves two functions. One, it’s an opportunity to genuinely reflect inward. A life map is a powerful way to explore your journey through the world at a higher, more meaningful level. It’s an opportunity to reflect and build self-awareness, take a step back a