The Happiness Challenge/The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor uses case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries, to explain how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive, and ultimately more successful at work.
The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace – the business version of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages, where Dr. Chapman and Dr. White give you practical steps to make any workplace environment more encouraging and productive.
THE PARETO PRINCIPLE The book is based on Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto’s discovery that 20% of inputs are responsible for 80% of the results obtained, otherwise known as the Pareto Principle.
Work Rules! – by Lazlo Bock – Bock challenges his readers to look for the low hanging fruit and think about implementing them. He references several programs that cost the company nothing but had a positive impact on morale.I highly recommend the book, especially for those who worked in corporations other than Google.
The Power of Habit – This is one of those books that hooked me right off the start. I really like authors who drive home their points through stories. He helps us understand what the sequence of events that take place in order for our brains to create a habit. Simply put he describes how a habit loop is created so the brain can operate most efficiently and effectively to maintain a homeostatic state.
Start with Why – Simon Sinek tells us that “people don’t buy what you do – they buy why you do it!” He states that all good leaders start with ‘why’.