10 Most Talked-About Resources of 2022

This blog’s all you—all your suggestions, that is. Over the past year, we listened and took notes as you passed along your favorite books, tech tools, websites, links and apps.

What: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Trainers by Maria Morukian, The First Time Manager by Loren Belker and Everyone Deserves a Great Manager by Scott Miller
Recommended by: 
Howard Qualls, SPCA Tampa Bay
Why: “These are great resources for the managers in your organization.”

What: Toyota Production Systems Support Center
Recommended by:  Jordan Craig, Spay Neuter Network
Why: “Toyota runs an efficiency consulting/training that I’ve deployed to tighten up inefficiencies.”

What: FitMind app
Recommended by: Mark Neff, Forsythe Humane Society
Why: Receive science-based tips for optimizing your mind

What: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Recommended by:  Lily Yap, City of Grand Prairie
Why: “Kahneman is a Nobel Prize winner for his work in psychology related to judgements and decision-making under uncertainty. His book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, takes a much deeper dive into this information.”

What: Kitten Progression Chart
Recommended by: Drs. Elizabeth Berliner and Erin Henry, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Why: “It’s invaluable in helping to determine a kitten’s age—and thus what kind of care they need. Be sure to share it with your foster volunteers.”

What: Pet Apartment Registry
Recommended by: Stephen Bardy, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
Why: Use this as a model for sharing info on pet-friendly rentors and rental communities.

What: Animal Transport Best Practices
Recommended by: Kim Alboum, Bissell Pet Foundation, & Katherine M. Shenar, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
Why: “In order to guarantee the safety and well-being of pets either by air or ground transport, shelters and rescues should follow these guidelines, and share them with rescue partners, volunteers, or any group involved with moving pets.”

What: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach
Recommended by: 
Ariel Zhang, Humane Rescue Alliance
Why: “The book was a gift from a friend and former colleague that I’m just getting around to, but it’s been even more meaningful now that I’m in an industry where you always feel like there’s more to do every day.”

What: The Enneagram Personality Test
Recommended by: Lisa Feder, San Francisco SPCA
Why: After you test yourself, you can test your team and clients to help them discover their true selves in the workplace.

What: Solving the People Problem by Brett M. Cooper and Evans Kerrigan
Recommended by: Ellen Taylor, The Humane Society of Charlotte
Why: Invaluable if you work with individuals who think differently than you

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