books to change your life

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