“Oh, the places this book will take you! Strap in and get ready to combine your personal strengths, emotional intelligence and resilience to become the best version of you. Enjoy this book!”

Ken Jennings, Ph.D.
Best-selling co-author of The Serving Leader,
The Greater Goal and others

Well done!

“I applaud Ben and Joel for their new book called Your Best Self at Work. They approach the topic in a clever way by introducing the main character Sam struggling in her new role as a manager. Sam confronts many of the challenges that a new manager faces regarding work performance and expectations of her team but like so many new managers despite her best intentions, her approach is not always effective.

This book is different in that it takes a deep look at the impact on the manager Sam first and foremost addressing what it is like for Sam to experience a lack of confidence, lack of support from her leaders, and the level of disappointment that she feels.

More importantly, the book provides the reader with a way to address this and to build emotional resiliency so one is better equipped to handle these types of situations. I also like the end-of-section reflection points that are built into the book. This allows the reader to stop and check-in and address the important points addressed before reading further.”

Susan Steinbrecher,President & CEO, Steinbrecher and Associates, coauthor, HeartCentered Leadership: Lead Well, Live Well author of Amazon best seller Kensho: A Modern Awakening Instigating Change in an Era of Global Renewal, and coauthor of Meaningful Alignment: Mastering Emotionally Intelligent Interactions at Work and in Life

“Life is a school. Learning and influence make up the curriculum. Growth is the final exam. The key is to discover your strengths and then to give them away. This book is a must-read.”


Robert E. Quinn Professor Emeritus, Ross School of Business, Co-Founder of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan, author of Deep Change, The Positive Organization, and Change the World

“This is an essential book from two authorities on strong, compassionate leadership and emotional vitality at work. Their evidence-based approaches guide the reader to identify strengths, develop emotional competencies, and embrace greater resilience. Read the book, master the lessons, and put a bounce in your advances.”



James Campbell Quick, Distinguished University Professor & Professor Emeritus, The The University of Texas at Arlington, author of Preventive Stress Management in Organizations, Second Edition

“I love the synergy of personal strengths, emotional intelligence (EI), and resilience. What a powerful blend to activate our best leadership skills. The story of Sam brought the book alive for me and I could identify with the challenges she experienced.”

Dr. Karen Wolfe, MBBS (Syd) MA, Holistic Health Coach and Wellness Business Mentor

“Rising leaders will see themselves in the story of Sam as they travel along with her in a journey of very practical leadership coaching and development. Your Best Self at Work gives readers an insider’s opportunity to learn and grow from great coaching.”

Scott Eblin Top 30 Coaches in the World—Global Gurus, and author of The Next Level: What Insiders Know about Executive Success

Organizational leadership begins with reflective Self Leadership.

“Becoming aware of our mindset, how it affects our emotions and impacts our behavior is essential to becoming our Best Self, personally and professionally. Ben Dilla and Joel Bennett have written a story that can support you on your journey of leading and influencing others as Co-Creators by challenging and coaching ourselves and others to develop their Best Self capabilities. Enjoy the journey!”

David Emerald, Author of 3 Vital Questions®: Transforming Workplace Drama and The Power of TED® (The Empowerment Dynamic), and

Donna Zajonc, MCC Director of Learning and Coaching Services for the 3 Vital Questions® and Power of TED® work of the Bainbridge Leadership Center