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Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core

Bruce Schneider, renown coach and founder of iPEC, provides us with a business case study illustrating the seven attitudinal levels of the Core Energy Construct.

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment

Martin Seligman, one of the founding fathers of Positive Psychology, introduces the new field in this book positing that authentic happiness is within our grasp and is simply a matter of how we think.

A Primer in Positive Psychology (Oxford Positive Psychology Series)

This book is an excellent, in-depth primer, which Professor Peterson uses as a textbook for his course on Positive Psychology, detailing the origins and philosophical underpinnings of the field.

Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life

Barbara Fredrickson introduces her twin theories - The Positivity Ratio and The Broaden and Build Approach - which illustrate how we can increase our positivity levels by broadening our perspective on life.

The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want

Sonja Lyubormirsky's research shows that 40% of our propensity for happiness derives from our intentional activity, including our thoughts.

Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation

In his research on motivation, Edward Deci distinguishes between intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation in determining which type of motivation yields the best and longer lasting results.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

In her research based book, Carol Dweck differentiates between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, concluding that a growth mindset helps people strive to expand their horizons past previous accomplishments towards new achievements.

Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance

Marcus Buckingham of the Gallup organization considers the workings of business teams and the roles and talents of team members in measuring the team's success.

StrengthsFinder 2.0

Following the premise that knowing your strengths reveals more about who you are than focusing on your weaknesses or accomplishments, Gallup devised the Strengths Finder 2.0 Assessment to determine your strengths. Perk is code included in book to take the online assessment for free.

Strengths-Based Leadership

In this book, Tom Rath and Barry Conchie identify three keys to becoming a more effective leader: Knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths; Staffing your team with the right strengths for your team's task; and Understanding and meeting the four needs of those who look to you for leadership.>/p>

The Art of Engagement: Bridging the Gap Between People and Possibilities

Jim Haudan illustrates how effective leadership aligns values, goals, strategies and tactics among various levels of an organization.

Employee Engagement: Tools for Analysis, Practice, and Competitive Advantage

Beginning with the premise that there is a difference between employee satisfaction and employee engagement, the authors give practical guidance on how to establish an organizational culture which both drives and sustains engagement.

Harvard Business Review on Building Better Teams (Harvard Business Review Paperback Series)

This book contains a collection of leading articles on team building, compiled by the Harvard Business Review.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel Pink offers a survey of current research on motivation and joins fores with leading researchers in debunking the continued validity of the carrot and stick approach to motivating yourself and others.

Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

While considering the impact of IQ on success, Daniel Goleman introduces Emotional Intelligence (EQ) as a better predictor of success.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

A step by step program for increasing Emotional Intelligence using the four main skills of EQ: Self-awareness; Self-management; Social awareness; and Relationship management.

The Stress Effect: Why Smart Leaders Make Dumb Decisions--And What to Do About It

Stress is at the center of many "dumb" decisions. This book explains how to make good decisions even under extreme stress.

The Time Trap: The Classic Book on Time Management

This classic book on Time Management explores methods for maximizing efficiency and satisfaction in our workdays. Among topics discussed are: Setting realistic goals; Juggling multiple demands; Accurately estimating time needed for new tasks; Protecting our priorities.

First Things First

In this book, Covey puts time management into a holistic context, taking into account some of the traps we fall into when planning our days.

Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling

The title and sub-title say it all.

The Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life and Work

A guide every attorney should read. In many respects, the issues facing young lawyers discussed in this book have not changed radically in the last forty years - in fact, they've intensified. Many useful hints are provided for evaluating and realizing one's career and personal life goals.

How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds

Using as its paradigm the friendship developed over forty years of correspondence between Archibald MacLeish and Ezra Pound, the differing effects formalism and realism as bases in legal education have on lawyers is analyzed.

Stress Management For Lawyers: How To Increase Personal & Professional Satisfaction In The Law

What lawyer hasn't experienced stress? How much stress is helpful, and when does stress overload one's system? This book is geared towards lawyers, and gives guidelines and advice for managing stress levels with an eye towards finding the best balance for the individual attorney.

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