Personal and Professional Development are part of my life. I find so much value in learning and growing not only personally (learning more about myself, my strengths and weakness’s) but also how I can be a better leader, teacher and influencer to my community. I enjoyed these 6 books so much that I wanted to share them with you in the hopes that they too might better your life.
Here is a short introduction to each book. I hope you too find some value in the power of reading.
Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.
Great for: Leaders, Sales Staff, Parents, Employees/Co-Workers, Entrepreneurs/Small Business Owners
The Big Leap:
Gay Hendricks demonstrates how to go beyond your internal limits, release outdated fears and learn a whole new set of powerful skills and habits to liberate your authentic greatness.
Great for: Personal and Professional Development
How to win Friends and Influence People:
Learn the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.
Great for: Leaders, Managers, Business Owners, Parents
What Happy People Know:
Dr. Baker shares the program that has revolutionized the lives of countless unhappy people, VIP’s and regular Joes and Janes alike. First, you’ll learn the only two issues that ever cause unhappiness and devise your plan to overcome both of them. Then, Dr. Baker teaches you how to spot the happiness traps, the five doomed ways we try to make ourselves happy, only to dig ourselves further into misery. Finally, he shares his happiness tools, the six simple skills that, when practiced consistently, will inevitably lead to greater optimism, courage, good humor, and fulfillment–in short, to happiness.
Great for: Personal Development
How to be a Badass:
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already.
Great For: Self Help, Personal Development
Dare to Lead:
Brene Brown leverages an impressive amount of research data in this book, including interview data collected over the past two decades and interviews with 150 global executives on the future of leadership.
The clear message of that data is that leaders must be brave enough to challenge the status quo and transform the cultures they are appointed to lead. If they aren’t, the existing cultural norms will calcify and undermine any hope of future innovation or change.
Great For: Leaders, Business Owners, Research