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“Reading, is the foundation of indirect learning.” Learning how to read and finding time to read are two of the easiest and best changes you can make if you want to pursue lifelong learning.  Pebbles of Perception: How a Few Good Choices Make All The Difference, Laurence Endersen 

There are so many extraordinary books that can make an impact on our lives. Here are a few of our selections, and we’ll continue to add more! We would be happy to receive your recommendations too.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. An extraordinary book about how changing keystone habits can enable a company to flourish or fail, an Olympic swimmer to be the mentally toughest athlete in the pool and why willpower is a muscle, not a state of mind.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Possibly one of the greatest books ever written, it teaches us that no one is a victim unless he or she chooses to be. As a prisoner in a concentration camp, Frankl observed that people mentally chose to live or die, and how incredibly powerful the human mind can be.

Verbal Judo by George Thompson. A marvelous book on how to persuade people to do what you need them to do, diffuse challenging situations and learn two cardinal rules in dealing with others: everyone needs to feel safe and everyone needs to feel he or she has been heard.

Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. This incredible book is a must for any company that has teams of any sort. Lencioni teaches the importance of disagreement and trust and how to go about achieving both within a team environment.

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg. This powerful book offers the dialogue and the logic to have any difficult conversation and make it successful through the use of empathetic dialogue, compassion and mutual respect. It’s an excellent resource for helping people communicate and build functional relationships.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Dr. Daniel Amen. This book examines how we can start thinking differently and the impact that happens when we do. Dr. Amen reminds us to watch out for ANTS (Automatic Negative Thought Syndrome) and how to argue against those ants.

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most by Douglas Stone. This book is all about responding back, reframing, negative language in a way that enables you to not respond or take things personally. An excellent book to give you the language you need not to get stuck in any situation.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown. In this book, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.