Resources

ANGELIQUE’S RESOURCE GUIDE

THE BOOKS, TOOLS, AND PRODUCTS I RECOMMEND. 

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FROM THE YOU’RE MORE THAN A DIVERSITY HIRE BOOKTM SERIES. 

Here are resources that complement the actionable advice in my books.

Why We Sleep (Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams) by Matthew Walker. This is the most recent book I’ve read that actually caused me to behave differently. I had been one of those people who prided myself on only needing a few hours of sleep. I also split my time between the USA and Europe so I was constantly changing time zones and relying on coffee and melatonin to manage chronic jet lag. But after reading this book, I realized that I was doing damage to myself. Now, I do my best to give myself a 7 1/2 hr “sleep opportunity”.

To get free insights by Matthew Walker try listening to his TED talk here.

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. I like this book for 2 reasons. First, the assessment and advice has helped me strengthen my relationships with my partner and my children. The framework for understanding the different ways people feel loved and valued is clear and so far, spot on for me. Second, I am inspired by the author’s writing model. There are 11 books in this 5 Love Languages series each teaching the basic framework with customization for the target audience, for example military families, or teens. My hope is to emulate that with my More Than A Diversity Hire® books.

You can complete a free 5 Love Languages quiz here. 

Manager-tools free podcast has the most relevant insights on career development and management that I have found. Their advice is actionable and covers every management challenge you could possibly think of.

I exercise regularly and have my favorite workouts but sometimes I need some variety. DAREBEE has a comprehensive database of free, fun workouts at various levels of difficulty. 

I have been wearing Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses  for several years. There is evidence that blocking out blue light in the evenings helps with sleep. These are inexpensive, lightweight, and very durable. 

I started using the Clever Fox Planner in 2020. It is a great multipurpose planner and has some built in pages that work well with some of the activities I recommend in my book including a vision board, place to list your core themes, and track your 30-day stress reduction challenge and 7-day self control challenge.


ON INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, AND STRATEGY

Here are resources I have recommended over my 20+ year career in innovation and strategy.

Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull and  Kathleen M. Eisenhardt . Whether you work for a large or small corporation or you are an entrepreneur, you need to find a way to build and communicate your business strategy. This book will help you define it a away that is clear and actionable. 

Product Design and Development by Karl Ulrich and Steven Eppinger. A great guide to the tactics for designing and developing new products. Defining the step by step process that is needed to identify a good idea, test it, build the business case and design the product for the most important features.


ON WRITING AND BLOGGING

Unlike the subjects of strategy and innovation where I am an expert, I am truly a novice at writing books and blogging. Here’s what has helped me get started. 

I’ve relied heavily on the free advice from Self-publishing school, to help me structure my book and develop a writing practice. 

I’ve relied heavily on the free advice from Dorie Clark, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Pat Flynn to help me think through how to develop a content strategy and how to structure my posts. 

I’ve relied heavily on Reedsy for free advice on writing and marketing. I also hired my editor and book designer from Reedsy. I was thrilled with the quality of service I found in the individuals I hired and with the platform itself.