Authentic Happiness by Martin E. P. Seligman
shows how Positive Psychology is shifting the profession’s
paradigm away from its narrow-minded focus on pathology, victimology
and mental illness to positive emotion and mental health. Happiness,
studies show, is not the result of good genes or luck. It can be
cultivated by identifying and nurturing traits that we already
possess – including kindness, originality, humor optimism
Good to Great by Jim Collins over five years
the team analyzed the histories of 28 companies. After sifting
through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews,
Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness – why
some companies make the leap and others don’t. The
findings will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually
every area of management strategy and practice.
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box by
Arbinger Institute - Using the story/parable format so popular
these days, Leadership and Self-Deception takes a novel
psychological approach to leadership. It's not what you do that
matters, say the authors but why you do it. We really do know what
the right thing to do is, but this constant self-justification
becomes such an ingrained habit that it's hard to break free of
it--it's as though we're trapped in a box, the authors say.
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: a Leadership Fable by
Patrick Lencioni - is an entertaining, quick read filled with useful
information that will prove easy to digest and implement. This
time, Lencioni weaves his lessons around the story of a troubled
Silicon Valley firm and its unexpected choice for a new CEO: an
old-school manager who had retired from a traditional manufacturing
company two years earlier at age 55.
The Power of Appreciative Inquiry A Practical
Guide to Positive Change by Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom
a wildly popular new approach to organizational change – dramatically
improves performance by encouraging people to study, discuss, learn
from, and build on what is working rather than simply trying to
fix what is not.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by
John M. Gottman is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their
relationship to attain its highest potential. The seven principles
guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting
relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises.
Transitions by William Bridges gives strategies
for coping with the difficult, painful and confusing times in a
person’s life and helps make sense of these changes.
A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink provides a completely
original and profound analysis of the most pressing personal and
economic issue of the days ahead – how the gargantuan changes
wrought by technology and globalization are going to impact the
way we live and work and imagine our world.
How We Choose to Be Happy by
Rick Foster and Greg Hicks
Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, Annie McKee
The Third Age by William Alan Sadler