Listed here are a dozen books that, in my view, are game changers. The insights and ideas I’ve found in these books have changed me, my business, my clients and their businesses, for the better.
I’m also sharing this list because I wrote a post about the Best Books on Getting Organized at Work that is a bit of a bait and switch. There are plenty of books about physical organization, even time blocking and such, but no best book. Some of the books here get to the core of the challenges that people who are looking for ways to manage space and time, almost certainly have.
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Reward
by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk: The Plain Truth About Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line
by Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden
The No A**hole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t
by Robert I. Sutton, PhD
Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
by Mark Goulston, M.D.
Making Minutes Matter: Your Guide to Being Content with How You Spend Your Time
by Mary Kutheis
(This isn’t horrific ego adding my book to the list. If I didn’t believe it would be an enormous help, I wouldn’t have written it!)
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self Help That Actually Works – A True Story
by Dan Harris
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters and What You Can Do to Get More of It
by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed
by Carl Honore
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Then IQ
by Daniel Goleman
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience: Steps Toward Enhancing the Quality of Life
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential
by Carol Dweck
Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life
by Alan Deutschman