Twenty One Books on Business Personal Development

Twenty One Books on Business Personal Development

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Title: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes" and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.

You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.

Author(s): Robert B. Cialdini
ISBN 13: 9780061241895
Pages: 336
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Title: How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

<p><i>"You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills."</i> — Larry King</p> <p><i>"The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes."</i> — Harvey McKay, author of <i>“How to Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive”</i></p> <p>What is that magic quality makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their "Midas touch?"</p> <p>What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.</p> <p>The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book <i>How to Talk to Anyone</i> (Contemporary Books, October 2003) Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques— she takes the reader from first meeting all the way up to sophisticated techniques used by the big winners in life. In this information-packed book you’ll find:</p> <ul> <li>9 ways to make a dynamite first impression</li> <li>14 ways to master small talk, "big talk," and body language</li> <li>14 ways to walk and talk like a VIP or celebrity</li> <li>6 ways to sound like an insider in any crowd</li> <li>7 ways to establish deep subliminal rapport with anyone</li> <li>9 ways to feed someone's ego (and know when NOT to!)</li> <li>11 ways to make your phone a powerful communications tool</li> <li>15 ways to work a party like a politician works a room</li> <li>7 ways to talk with tigers and not get eaten alive</li> </ul> <p>In her trademark entertaining and straight-shooting style, Leil gives the techniques catchy names so you'll remember them when you really need them, including: "Rubberneck the Room," "Be a Copyclass," "Come Hither Hands," “Bare Their Hot Button,” “The Great Scorecard in the Sky," and "Play the Tombstone Game,” for big success in your social life, romance, and business.</p> <p><i>How to Talk to Anyone</i>, which is an update of her popular book, <i>Talking the Winner's Way</i> (see the 5-star reviews of the latter) is based on solid research about techniques that work!</p> <p>By the way, don't confuse <i>How to Talk to Anyone</i> with one of Leil's previous books, <i>How to Talk to Anybody About Anything</i>. This one is completely different!</p>
Author(s): Leil Lowndes
ISBN 13: 9780071418584
Pages: 368
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Title: How to Instantly Connect with Anyone: 96 All-New Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

<p>This sequel to Leil’s international top selling “How to Talk to Anyone” makes you a master communicator with 96 all new cutting-edge communication “Little Tricks” for big success in business and social relationships—in person, by email, and on the phone. It has been praised as the 21st century version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” and was nominated one of the five best books in psychology by “Books for a Better Life!”</p> <p>The author introduces the psychologically sound concept, “Emotional Prediction” or E.P. which you can employ with everyone. Here are the ten sections of the book:</p> <p>7 Little Tricks to Make a Great Impression Before People Even Meet You</p> <p>11 Little Tricks to Take the “Hell” Out of “Hello,” and Put the “Good” in “Good-bye”</p> <p>12 Little Tricks to Develop an Extraordinary Gift of Gab</p> <p>10 Little Tricks to Actually Enjoy Parties</p> <p>5 Little Tricks to Handle the Good, the Bad, and the Bummers</p> <p>12 Little Tricks to Avoid the 13 Most Common Dumb Things You Should NEVER Say or Do</p> <p>13 Little Tricks to be a Cool Communicator</p> <p>11 Little Tricks to Give Your E-Mail Today’s Personality and Tomorrow’s Professionalism</p> <p>10 Little Tricks to Make an Impression on your Cell (A.K.A. “Phone”)</p> <p>5 Little Tricks to Deepen the Relationships You Already Have</p>
Author(s): Leil Lowndes
ISBN 13: 9780071545853
Pages: 336
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Title: 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence: How Leaders Achieve Sustainable High Performance

Master the 12 disciplines of powerful leadership and lead your organization to greatness

In 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence, bestselling author and motivational expert Brian Tracy teams up with global leadership development expert Dr. Peter Chee to reveal simple, straightforward principles you can use to make lasting positive changes in your organization.

Beginning with the assertion that leaders are made, not born, the authors show you how to make the personal changes necessary for getting yourself on track to leadership greatness.

It's about discipline. From creativity, character, and caring to competitiveness, control, and clarity, these 12 disciplines are essential to equipping you and your people to excel and exceed even their own expectations. Tracy and Chee explain how you can master each and every one.

Read 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence and learn the simple secrets to becoming an effective leader in a time when high-performing inspirational leaders are needed most.

We've all heard the phrase born leader. Leadership experts Brian Tracy and Dr. Peter Chee are here to debunk the myth that you either have it or you don't. That leadership is a talent bestowed on some and not on others. That in order to lead effectively, you have to have it in your genes.

The authors assert that great leaders are made, not born. Everyone has the ability to shape himself or herself into the kind of person who enables and uplifts others to reach their highest potential—and in 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence, they reveal exactly how to achieve it.

It all starts with discipline. In this groundbreaking book, the authors break down great leadership into 12 disciplines, including:

  • Clarity . . . about who you are, where you are going, and how to get there
  • Control . . . build and bolster your sense of personal responsibility and self-mastery
  • Character . . . dedicate yourself to passionately build trust with honesty and integrity
  • Competence . . . commit to constant never-ending improvement and learning
  • Caring . . . because when you care, your people care in building great working relationships
  • Courage . . . moving out of your comfort zone to embrace change and make tough decisions

One at a time. Don't try to take on too much at once. Choose a discipline and live it until it becomes a habit of excellence. Then move to the next one. It will take time—but all life-improving endeavors do.

Read this practical, inspirational guide and every day you will take one more step to becoming a highly effective leader.

Author(s): Brian Tracy
ISBN 13: 9780071809467
Pages: 240
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Title: Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life

In his bestselling first book, Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen presented his breakthrough methods to increase efficiency. Now “the personal productivity guru” (Fast Company) shows readers how to increase their ability to work better, not harder—every day. Based on Allen’s highly popular e-newsletter, Ready for Anything offers readers 52 ways to immediately clear your head for creativity, focus your attention, create structures that work, and take action to get things moving.

With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Allen shows readers how to make things happen—with less effort and stress, and lots more energy, creativity, and effectiveness. Ready for Anything is the perfect book for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.

Author(s): David Allen
ISBN 13: 9780143034544
Pages: 192
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Title: Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life

The companion to the blockbuster bestseller, Getting Things Done.

Since its publication in 2001, Getting Things Done has become, as Time magazine put it, "the defining self-help business book" of the decade. Having inspired millions of readers around the world, it clearly spoke to an urgent need in an increasingly time-pressured society. Now, in the highly anticipated sequel Making It All Work, Allen unlocks the full power of his methods across the entire span of life and work. While Getting Things Done functioned as an essential tool kit, Making It All Work is an invaluable road map, providing both bearings to help you determine where you are in life and directions on how to get to where you want to go.

Author(s): David Allen
ISBN 13: 9780143116622
Pages: 320
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Title: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Based on the premise that productivity is directly proportional to one's ability to handle tasks in a relaxed manner, the author offers strategies for self-management that minimize stress and enhance one's focus and efficiency. Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.
Author(s): David Allen
ISBN 13: 9780143126560
Pages: 352
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Title: Pathological Altruism

Author(s): Barbara Oakley
ISBN 13: 9780199738571
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Title: Influence: Science and Practice

Author(s): Robert B. Cialdini
ISBN 13: 9780205609994
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Title: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

<p>In his first major work since <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i>, Steven R. Covey presents a practical and philosophical guide to solving the problems—large and small, mundane and extraordinary—that confront all families and strong communities. By offering revealing anecdotes about ordinary people as well as helpful suggestions about changing everyday behavior, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families</i> shows how and why to have family meetings, the importance of keeping promises, how to balance individual and family needs, and how to move from dependence to interdependence. <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families</i> is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families everywhere.</p> <p>"The author, called one of America's 25 most influential people by Time magazine, explains how families can use the principles he presented in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People." </p>
Author(s): Stephen R. Covey
ISBN 13: 9780307440853
Pages: 400
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Title: Four-hour Body

The best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek outlines a program for healthy living that draws on 15 years of research and interviews with leading doctors and health-care experts to offer insight into genetic factors, nutrition ...
Author(s): Timothy Ferriss
ISBN 13: 9780307463630
Pages: 571
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Title: The 4-hour Workweek

An edition expanded with more than 100 pages of new content offers a blueprint for a better life, whether one's dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management or ...
Author(s): Timothy Ferriss
ISBN 13: 9780307465351
Pages: 396
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Title: Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.
Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN 13: 9780316010665
Pages: 320
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Title: Outliers: The Story of Success

In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. Regarded by many as the most gifted and influential author and journalist in America today, Gladwell has the rare ability to connect with audiences of tremendously varied interests. There are over 10 million copies of his books in print.

Now, Gladwell's landmark investigations into the world around us are collected together for the first time. Beautifully repackaged and redesigned, with newly added illustrations throughout each book, COLLECTED is a perfect treasury of prose and provocation for Gladwell fans old and new.

Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN 13: 9780316017930
Pages: 336
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Title: What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

<p>Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influential journalist in America. In <i>The New Yorker,</i> his writings are such must-reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly more money for ads that run within his articles. With his #1 bestsellers, <i>The Tipping Point</i>, <i>Blink</i> and <i>Outliers</i>, he has reached millions of readers. And now the very best and most famous of his <i>New Yorker</i> pieces are collected in a brilliant and provocative anthology. Among the pieces: his investigation into why there are so many different kinds of mustard but only one kind of ketchup; a surprising assessment of what makes for a safer automobile; a look at how we hire when we can't tell who's right for the job; an examination of machine built to predict hit movies; the reasons why homelessness might be easier to solve than manage; his famous profile of inventor and entrepreneur Ron Popeil; a look at why employers love personality tests; a dissection of Ivy League admissions and who gets in; the saga of the quest to invent the perfect cookie; and a look at hair dye and the hidden history of postwar America.<br> <br> For the millions of Malcolm Gladwell fans, this anthology is like a greatest hits compilation-a mix tape from America's alpha mind</p>
Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN 13: 9780316076203
Pages: 410
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Title: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. Or should he? In DAVID AND GOLIATH, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, suffer from a disability, lose a parent, attend a mediocre school, or endure any number of other apparent setbacks. In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers-The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw-DAVID AND GOLIATH draws upon history, psychology and powerful story-telling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN 13: 9780316204378
Pages: 352
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Title: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN 13: 9780316346627
Pages: 301
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Title: The 10-Minute Energy Solution

Author(s): Jon Gordon, Titelbaum J.
ISBN 13: 9780399153112
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