Are you a life-long learner? Whether you’re an executive, manager, leader, small business owner or employee, today’s business environment is fast-moving and demands that you stay at the top of your game through continuous learning and improvement. One of the best ways to do that is to expose yourself to the ideas of today’s leading business thinkers and to apply those ideas in your life and work. I call this practicing outsight and books are an easy powerful way of building your knowledge, experience and skills.
For your convenience, I’m compiling an on-going list of the books that have deeply impacted my life. I know they have the power to change lives—because they’ve changed and enriched mine! I wholeheartedly endorse them and hope you’ll consume, apply and practice the ideas in their pages.
You’ll be glad you did.
Here they are by category:
Sure, you want to be successful in business and in life, but the pre-requisite to great success is taking care of your mind, body and spirit. These books will teach how.
Seems like hyperbole but those soft, cushy things you sit on all day—in your car, at work, and at home—really are killing you! The epidemic of obesity and pre-diabetes proves it. Our bodies simply weren’t designed to sit and Dr. Levine explains the science and shares some sensible ways you can stay trim.
This is one of my favorite books on personal development. Prof. Dweck’s idea is simple and elegant, yet so thoroughly profound. Whether you have a fixed or growth mindset determines what you’re able to build and accomplish in your life. Powerful and thoroughly useful. If you can only read one book—read this one!
Habits are hard-wired in our brains and in this personal development and business book you can understand exactly how they work so that you can use this to modify (or eliminate) bad habits and install new ones that get you closer to what you want in life. A must read.
To be a great leader, to overcome obstacles and to live a full life, you’ll need lots of confidence. But everyone struggles with fear and self-doubt at times—this guide will be invaluable to you during such moments.
So what do the most prolific and productive among us know that we don’t? Charles Duhigg digs deep to understand how individuals and organizations are able to achieve more with less effort and waste. Want to become smarter, faster, better and everything you do? Read this.