The Power of Wonder: The Extraordinary Emotion That Will Change the Way You Live, Learn, and Lead

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5.7 X 8.4 X 1.6 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
A world-renowned speaker, writer, and authority on the future of work, Monica Parker has spent decades helping people discover how to lead and live wonderfully. The founder of global human analytics and change consultancy HATCH, whose clients include blue-chip companies such as LinkedIn, Google, Prudential, and LEGO, Parker challenges corporate systems to advocate for more meaningful work lives. In addition to her extensive advocacy work, she has been an opera singer, a museum exhibition designer, and a homicide investigator defending death-row inmates. A lover of the arts, literature, and Mexican food, Parker and her family split their time between Atlanta, London, and Nice. Her wonderbringers include travel, fellowship with friends, and Trey Anastasio's guitar.
"Monica Parker has taken an undervalued emotion -- and demonstrated its capacity to transform our lives. The Power of Wonder delivers on its title by showing how wonder can spark creativity, deepen humility, and boost performance. This book is precisely what we need to cultivate curiosity, empathy, and open-mindedness in our world."
--Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Regret, When, and Drive

"I am in wonder reading this book! Wow! Monica Parker makes the convincing case that wonder is a mindset we can bring to anything to enrich our lives and the lives of those around us. This is a must-read book for our times!"
--Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, author of Choose Growth and Transcend

"Few emotions offer as much potency and meaning as our sense of wonder. Monica offers a whirlwind of science and stories about wonder and its cousins--curiosity, openness, absorption, and awe. An enthralling read."
--Dr. Todd B. Kashdan, PhD, author of The Art of Insubordination and professor of psychology at George Mason University.

"You can't help smiling and sitting straighter and seeing the world afresh when you read this gorgeous book."
--David Eagleman, bestselling author of Sum and Livewired

"Wonder means seeing the artistry in the everyday, and in The Power of Wonder, Monica Parker shares that unique vision with others. Her enlightening exploration of wonder will have you rediscovering the world with fresh eyes and a full heart."
--Nathan Sawaya, artist and creator of The Art of the Brick

As a CEO, I found Monica Parker's The Power of Wonder filled with practical takeaways. As an environmentalist and wonderseeker, I felt even more connected to the wonders of our world. An essential read for all who love the earth.
--Azzedine Downes, president and CEO of International Fund for Animal Welfare

"Fascinating, far-ranging book."
- Harvard Business Review

"Parker's book is the first to examine the concept of wonder through multidisciplinary lenses and to make the subject less ambiguous....Awe-inspiring."
-Library Journal