May 16, 2007 Self Improvement

What Have I been Reading?

The End of Faith (Unabridged)

The End of Faith (Unabridged)

By: Sam Harris

Everyone should calm down and read this book.  Oh yeah, and then calm down again. ;-)

 

Emotional Intelligence (Unabridged)

Emotional Intelligence (Unabridged)

By: Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.

I love this guy.  He does a superb job of illustrating what is going on in your brain.  It helps that he has a sense of humor too.

 

The God Delusion (Unabridged)

The God Delusion (Unabridged)

By: Richard Dawkins

Again everyone should read this book.  Quit being so up tight and feeling threatened.  Relax and contemplate.

 

The Science of Enlightenment

The Science of Enlightenment

Shinzen Young

A good read and guide to meditation.

 

The Realization of Being: A Guide to Experiencing Your True Identity

The Realization of Being: A Guide to Experiencing Your True Identity

By: Eckhart Tolle

Simple and down to earth.  Can you be this calm?

 

Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality

Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality

Pema Chodron

Your Shinpa is showing!  Pema is a jewel and should be named a national treasure.  She too has a wonderful sense of humor.  If you are in the business of asking people to change this is a must read.

 

Realizing the Power of Now: An In-Depth Retreat with Eckhart Tolle

Realizing the Power of Now: An In-Depth Retreat with Eckhart Tolle

By: Eckhart Tolle

Can you get comfortable in the now?  Is there any thing but now? ;-) So much fun!

 

The Hero With a Thousand Faces

The Hero With a Thousand Faces

By: Joseph Campbell

More than a history lesson.

 

True Meditation

True Meditation

Adyashanti

Just do it for meditation.  Kinda like testivous.

 

Shaping the Game: The New Leader's Guide to Effective Negotiating (Unabridged)

Shaping the Game: The New Leader’s Guide to Effective Negotiating (Unabridged)

By: Michael Watkins

Change?  I was disappointed when my ride was over.  I wanted to listen to more.

 

Dance of Change: The Challenge to Sustain Momentum in Learning Organizations

Dance of Change: The Challenge to Sustain Momentum in Learning Organizations

By: Peter Senge, Art Kleiner, and more

This is the stuff that gets me out of bed in the morning.

 

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships (Unabridged)

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships (Unabridged)

By: Daniel Goleman

Again I love the brain stuff.  It helps to be able to say things like that is my limbic system responding.

 

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators (Unabridged)

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators (Unabridged)

By: Patrick Lencioni

Focus. This is not a hand holding book.  No koom bi ya.

 

The First 90 Days (Unabridged)

The First 90 Days (Unabridged)

By: Michael Watkins

This has helped me beyond words in my new job.  Great for promotions too.

 

The 4 Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Unabridged)

The 4 Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Unabridged)

By: Timothy Ferriss

Careful!  This one should come with a warning label.  The seeds this will plant!

 

You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anybody, Anywhere, Can Lead Anytime (Unabridged)

You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anybody, Anywhere, Can Lead Anytime (Unabridged)

By: Mark Sanborn

Short and sweet.

 

Bodhisattva Mind: Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering

Bodhisattva Mind: Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering

By: Pema Chodron

I will be listening to this one again soon.  If you are a coach you should know about what a Bodhisattva is.

 

The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary (Unabridged)

The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary (Unabridged)

By: Mark Sanborn

Common sense, not common practice.  Live it.

 

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

By: Peter M. Senge

This is a paradigm shift for me.  Oh how sweet.  I am relishing the experience.

 

Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

By: Peter Block

Next up so I don’t know yet.

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  1. lb says...

    wow. Thanks for pointing out some great stuff.

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