Anthropology is a great way to ask the question, “What is it about our cultures and our environments that make us human?” Scott Carney is an investigative journalist and anthropologist and author of the New York Times bestselling book, What Doesn’t Kill Us. His stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. In his book, he writes the ability to hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology. Scott says there are evolutionary reasons why exposing yourself to variations in your environment actually bring out the human body’s ability to adapt, and that adaption gives us the resilience, the strength and the ability to exist in lots of different places.
So many leaders have the notion that because they’re really smart, they’ve got it all figured out, not recognizing that they need to be able to relate and connect with people and bring them along. With her work as the founder and president of The Roundatble, Glain Roberts-McCabe aims to answer the question why smart people derail. The Roundtable is a leadership firm that inspires leaders to cultivate their leadership together. Glain’s latest book, “Did I Really Sign Up For This?!, helps leaders to drive, thrive, and survive in the 21st century workplace.