Books I Love

The ideas in these books can change your life, workplace and business

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:

Personal Development

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.

Get Up Why Your Chair is Killing You and what you can do about it business bookGet Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It

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.

Available formats: Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Audio CD

 

Mindset The New Psychology of Success-How we can learn to fulfill our potential-best business books by Carol DweckMindset: The New Psychology of Success

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!

Available formats: Paperback | Kindle | Audible

 

The Power of Habit Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business book Charles DuhiggThe Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business

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.

Available formats: Paperback | Kindle | Audible

 

The Confidence Gap—A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt Best Business BooksThe Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

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.

Available formats: Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Audio CD


Productivity

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg best business books of 2016Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

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.

Available formats: Hardcover | Kindle | Audible