Weekly Book List: Week 52 (Self-Improvement)

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead / Brene Brown

Discusses how to embrace vulnerability in order to live whole, courageous lives, explaining that traits typically regarded as character flaws and weaknesses are actually clear paths to engagement and meaningful connections. (158.2 BRO)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change / Stephen Covey

A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home. (158 COV)

 

The Power of Habit / Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business / Charles Duhigg

Identifies the neurological processes behind behaviors, explains how self-control and success are largely driven by habits, and shares scientifically-based guidelines for achieving personal goals and overall well-being by adjusting specific habits. (158.1 DUH)

 

Outliers: The Story of Success / Malcolm Gladwell

Identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires and why the Beatles earned their fame. (302 GLA)

 

Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in your Work and in your Life / Spencer Johnson

Relates a highly meaningful parable intended to help one deal with change quickly and prevail, offering readers a simple way to progress in their work and lives. (155.2 JOH)

 

Thinking, Fast and Slow / Daniel Kahneman

A psychologist draws on years of research to introduce his “machinery of the mind” model on human decision making to reveal the faults and capabilities of intuitive versus logical thinking. (153.42 KAH)

 

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing / Marie Kondo

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. (648 KON)

The Power of Positive Thinking / Norman Vincent Peale

Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hope. (248.4 PEA)

 

The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth / M. Scott Peck

A psychiatrist suggests ways in which confronting and resolving problems, a painful process most people try to avoid, can lead to greater self-understanding and spiritual growth. (158.1 PEC)

 

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here For? / Richard Warren

On your journey you’ll find the answers to three of life’s most important questions: The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?, The Question of Significance: Does my life matter?, The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for? (248.2 WAR)

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