New year’s Eve, when we start thinking about what we’re going to do to be better people, starting tomorrow. Well, soon, anyway. As soon as we’ve finished up the last of the mince pies and other Christmas goodies.
Lose weight or get fit are typically up there with the most popular resolutions. But get a new job or improve my career prospects are also up there. We often start thinking about where we’re going with our careers as we think about getting back to work after the holidays.
With this in mind, I’ve compiled a top ten of my favourite personal development books, focusing on work, productivity, happiness, habits and change.
3. Nine Lies
Why work life balance is a myth and we should learn to fall in love with work. Busts other common beliefs about work too.
5. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
An astonishing account from a survivor of a WW2 concentration camp that has much to teach us about our response when we’re in a situation we don’t like.
6. The 12 Week year by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington
A practical strategy for getting things done
9. Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
Compares the approach to mistakes and failure in the aviation industry with the healthcare industry. Shows us how a healthy approach to failure is better for everyone, with some things we can learn and take away as individuals
Happy new year!
Lindsay is the owner of Silvern Training. Before that she had a very varied working life, doing everything from admin, volunteering, sales, teaching, training, fundraising, management and chairing a board of charity trustees. Now wants to change the world of work by improving workplace cultures so that people can look forward to Monday mornings. Also likes to support individuals to speak up, be better listeners and to take action.