2014 reflections start with sobering employee engagement statistics in Leaders Eat Last. Impact and Mastering Respectful Confrontation dive deeper into our temperament [think E2L] and remind us the power of a written Leadership Philosophy. Our changing landscape is described in Everything Connects and Adam's Braun's The Promise of a Pencil autobiography about pursuing a passion-based path is inspirational. Scaling Up Excellence teaches us how not to lose our culture as we grow. flow, the timeless classic by Mihaly Csikszentmihali, couples well with Crucial Conversations, as mastering the latter fosters more of the former. Robbins' very practical leader guide Nine Minutes on Monday (used in a large corporate workshop) is outstanding for new supervisors. Thanks for the Feedback is a generational pathfinder analyzing why we fail at receiving feedback and what to do about it, and Caroline Arnold helps us with goal setting in Small Move, Big Change. The year concludes with a spirited return to Dan Pink's motivation classic, Drive.