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Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist who survived four concentration camps describes...

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Man's Search for Meaning

by Viktor Frankl

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If you want to read only one book, pick this one. Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist who survived four concentration camps describes his experience and learnings from not only surviving but also learning during his inhumane incarceration. Steven Covey paraphrased one of Frankl's core teachings: "Between stimulus and response lies the freedom to choose."

      


Fred Kofman, the master teacher and coach who taught me much of what I know about creating a Growth Atmosphere, has written a...

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Conscious Business

by Fred Kofman

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The master teacher and coach who taught me much of what I know about creating a Growth Atmosphere, has written a book that lays out in a very practical, accessible and heart opening way, how we can be conscious leaders no matter what. He discusses three key mindsets and several communication and negotiation approaches that help us be wise and compassionate at work. One of my favorite sayings of his is: "Wisdom with compassion is ruthlessness, compassion without wisdom is folly."

      


Ron lays out in a very compelling way the power of the word "and". How can we be pragmatic and visionary at the same time?

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Leadership without Easy Answers

by Ronald A. Heifetz

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Ron lays out in a very compelling way the power of the word "and". How can we be pragmatic and visionary at the same time? How can we be on the Balcony of our experience and in the dance of it simultaneously? How can we firmly chart a course when there is so much uncertainty?



Daniel Goleman pioneered the concept of emotional intelligence and made it accessible for organizational leaders...

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Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence

by Daniel Goleman

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Daniel Goleman pioneered the concept of emotional intelligence and made it accessible for organizational leaders. He weaves brain science, leadership theory, psychology and day-to-day experience into a compelling tapestry that helps us understand how we can use emotions as advisors, motivators and connectors, rather than be a victim to them and fall into reactive behaviors.

      


I read this upon the recommendation of Clifford Saron, a brain scientist who advises the Dalai Lama on this topic. Reading it made me...

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In Search of Memory

by Eric R. Kandel

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I read this upon the recommendation of Clifford Saron, a brain scientist who advises the Dalai Lama on this topic. Reading it made me realize how vast the field of neuroscience is, how little we know and yet how much we are finding out and how quickly. The book is both an inspiring autobiography of a Nobel-prize winning neuroscientist and a comprehensive history of neuroscience developments from the last 60 years.

      


After many of the companies that Jim earmarked for sustainable greatness in "Good to Great" failed, he wrote this...

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How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

by Jim Collins

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After many of the companies that Jim earmarked for sustainable greatness in "Good to Great" failed, he wrote this book which teaches us about the power of humility and the danger of hubris. Going from best practices to next practices.

      


What is the impact of our thoughts? What does committing to a Growth Mindset mean? Dr Dweck provides a comprehensive and incisive...

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Mindset

by Carol S. Dweck

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What is the impact of our thoughts? What does committing to a Growth Mindset mean? Dr Dweck provides a comprehensive and incisive account of the impact of mindsets on our performance, fulfilment and relations. The book is filled with great examples from her research and career as a psychologist and teacher.



This book emphasizes how we can create possibilities and new ways of living and working, simply by believing in it...

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The Art of Possibility

by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zande

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This book emphasizes how we can create possibilities and new ways of living and working, simply by believing in it. It combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment.

      


Taking a deep look at 20 top performing companies, this book offers interesting insights and guidelines about how to create and...

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Growth Champions

by Tim Jones, Dave McCormick, Caroline Dewing (Eds.)

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Taking a deep look at 20 top performing companies, this book offers interesting insights and guidelines about how to create and sustain a growth atmosphere over turbulent market and social conditions. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the book is its exploration of different ways these unique companies have achieved growth based on the same fundamental growth principles (e.g., Leaders Go First).

      


This book is a delight. Chade-Meng Tan shares mindfulness principles he introduced at Google and have become part of their culture.

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Search Inside Yourself

by Chade-Meng Tan

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This book is a delight. Chade-Meng Tan shares mindfulness principles he introduced at Google and have become part of their culture. The book is a fun read, touches on many useful techniques to be in his words 'happy, successful and be liked'.

      


If you're interested in the intersection of psychology and neuroscience read this book. Daniel Siegel gives us an in-depth view of...

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The Developing Mind

by Daniel Siegel

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If you're interested in the intersection of psychology and neuroscience read this book. Daniel Siegel gives us an in-depth view of what is mind, how it is created through the interactions within and between neural systems of different people and how we can evolve it proactively.

      


The author wrote this book after the success of an earlier book by him called the Inner Game of Tennis. He helps us understand...

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The Inner Game of Work

by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zande

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The author wrote this book after the success of an earlier book by him called the Inner Game of Tennis. He helps us understand in a very concise and incisive manner how our inner world determines our outer success and happiness in the end. A great read, short and to the point.

      


Why do New Year's resolutions usually amount to nothing? This work helps us understand how we unconsciously make competing...

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Immunity to Change

by Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey

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Why do New Year's resolutions usually amount to nothing? This work helps us understand how we unconsciously make competing commitments which keep us from pursuing what our wiser self values.

      


This book changed my life. The author introduces us in a deceptively simple manner to the idea that there are two distinct...

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Who's Talking Now: The Owl Or The Crocodile

by Seymour Boorstein, M.D.

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This book changed my life. The author introduces us in a deceptively simple manner to the idea that there are two distinct and opposing parts of our mind we can tap into - the lower reactive mind, the crocodile and the higher, creative mind, the owl. Next time you're stressed or confused, simply ask yourself: who is talking now, owl or crocodile, and you'll be amazed what you discover.