I like 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. I really like his time management matrix, which is a four-quadrant box that helps people make better decisions about using our time by having us step back and think about how urgent and important our activities really are.
Some of the old ones:
- "Think and Grow Rich"
- "The Greatest Salesman Ever Known"
- "See You At the Top"
- "Games Mother Never Taught Me"
- "Dress For Success"
The "old school advice" still holds true today.
Hi Kim ~
This is a fairly broad question. On my journey, I read hundreds of books, participated in workshops, listened to audio programs and watched powerful videos. The ultimate training, of course, is living the transformation, which took place for me in the mid-'90s.
Here's a list I compiled of some of my strongest influences: http://www.liveyourlight.com/Recommend.html (this encompasses everything from personal growth/self help to health/wellness to enlightened business to spiritual novels).
Several key books during my awakening:
1) Initiation / Elisabeth Haich
2) You Can Heal Your Life / Louise Hay
3) The Four-Fold Way / Angeles Arrien
4) 2150 A.D. / Thea Alexander
5) Shakti Woman: Feeling Our Fire, Healing Our World / Vicki Noble
I hope this serves you.
My personal favorites are:
- "Chicken soup for the soul" from Jack Canfield
- "How to win friends & influence people" from Dale Carnegie
- A French book called, "L'homme qui voulait etre heureux" - "The man who wanted to be happy" (about discovering yourself)
What are your favorite personal development books Kim?
Outside the Bible, it would be "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill.
Dale Carnegie's "How to win friends and influence people"
My favorite personal development book is The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Embracing mindfulness has allowed me to have a much happier life by staying in the moment.
Not in any particular order:
* The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell and Zig Ziglar
* Negotiate This!: By Caring, But Not T-H-A-T Much by Herb Cohen
* Effective Negotiating: Strategies for Successful Negotiating by Dr. Chester L. Karrass
* The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich by David Bach
* Get Rich Carefully by James J. Cramer
Thanks for sharing everyone:
In addition to the great resources already mentioned here, these are some classics that I've shared in my conference Keynotes, training and coaching:
Relationship Strategies - Tony Alessandra
The Wizard Within - Dr. A.M. Krasner
The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield
Time Line Therapy and the basis for Personality - Tad James & Wyatt Woodsmall
I spend lot of quality time for my personal development and has enhance me by doing it.
Here is the books which i consider as Text Book for My Own Personality development and empowerment.
Book set which is written by Dale Carnegie
1. How to win friends and influence people ?
2. How to Develop Self-Confidence And Influence People
These books are with all the real incidents with solutions. I consider it an Encyclopedia for my self.
Hope, It will also be useful to you.
Who Moved My Cheese!! By Dr. Spencer Johnson - Never get complacent or stagnant because “OK I got it” can be detrimental to your career. Change is something that is going to happen so instead of fight it makes it work for you. Plan and prepare to change often.
"The Magic of Thinking Big" by David J Schwartz This was one of the first books I read many years ago. It starts out with the power of believe. I just recently started listening to the youtube recording someone put together and it is really good.
My favorite personal development book is Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey. The material is very dynamic, and can be read and re-read, and each time there is something else too look into more and to apply to business, and personal practice. Each principle will increase your ability to be real and honest in your transactions, which seems to be lacking in general today. These principles will add to your effectiveness as a business professional small medium or large businesses alike. LJR
for spiritual enrichment I am currently enjoying Kingdom Man by Tony Evans and Moses: Steps to a life of Faith by Bob Saffrin as well as The purpose Driven life- Rick Warren
There are 3 older books that I really enjoyed in college regarding professional development: Organizing Genius by Warren Bennis, Profiles of Genius by Gene N. Landrum & Who Moved my Cheese -Dr. Spencer Johnson
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