Recommended Reading

StrengthsFinder 2.0:  A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths

by Tom Rath (Author)

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

StrengthsFinder 2.0, is loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths. This new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself – and the world around you – forever.

This book includes:

  • A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment
  • A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week, month, and year
  • A more customized version of your top five theme report
  • 50 Ideas for Action (10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes)

Emotional Intelligence:  Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
by Daniel Goleman (Author)

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman’s report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”-the rational and the emotional-and how they together shape our destiny.

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.

The best news is that “emotional literacy” is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.

The Power of Story: Rewrite Your Destiny in Business and in Life
by Jim Loehr (Author)

In this book, Dr. Jim Loehr examines the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves – and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives.

“Your story is your life,” says Loehr. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories – of success or failure; of power or victimhood; stories that endure for an hour, or a day, or an entire lifetime. We have stories about our work, our families and relationships, our health; about what we want and what we’re capable of achieving. Yet, while our stories profoundly affect how others see us and we see ourselves, too few of us even recognize that we’re telling stories, or what they are, or that we can change them – and, in turn, transform our very destinies.

Telling ourselves stories provides structure and direction as we navigate life’s challenges and opportunities, and helps us interpret our goals and skills. Stories make sense of chaos; they organize our many divergent experiences into a coherent thread; they shape our entire reality.

The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
by Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer (Authors)

Get ready to transform yourself for success. Jack Canfield, co-creator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, turns to the principles he’s studied, taught, and lived for more than 30 years in this practical and inspiring guide that will help any aspiring person get from where they are to where they want to be.

The Success Principles™ will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Not merely a collection of good ideas, this book spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history. And the fundamentals are the same for all people and all professions – even if you’re currently unemployed. It doesn’t matter if your goals are to be the top salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score straight A’s in school, or lose weight – the principles and strategies are the same.

Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO’s, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, The Success Principles™ will give you the courage and the heart to start living the principles of success today.



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