A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn’t) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest – and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the concentration camp prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Frankl came to believe man’s deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.
Tim Ferriss has spent more than a decade exploring the habits of highly successful people and in Tools of Titans he lays out a short synopsis of interviews with billionaires, icons and world-class performers.
In this book, Anthony Robbins offers advice on such matters as mastering emotions, overcoming debilitating habits such as over-eating, drinking and drug abuse, unleashing the hidden power of body and mind, improving personal and professional relationships, and taking control of personal finances. The book includes a seven-day mental diet of simple activities aimed at making major changes to one’s life, and offers anecdotes, case studies and personalized self-help tests with a view to revealing the secret power of core beliefs, quantum questions and life metaphors.
And for those interested in exposure to his immersive programs, take a look at the documentary on Netflix.
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity–principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
There are many powerful frameworks in this stalwart piece of management literature including: Circle of Influence / Circle of Control, 4 Quadrants, and Start with the End in Mind.
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.
Interested in more Pink – tune in to his latest work, When: the scientific secrets of perfect timing.