Jacob's Bookshelf: Personal Development

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
it was amazing
This was a short and insightful read. As someone who has read a lot of literature along these same lines, I might add that the ideas contained therin about Self-Deception were not really new to me but it did create a set of vocabulary to…
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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
it was amazing
In June of this year I read Start With Why by Simon Sinek as part of my online business book group. It has been awhile since I read a book that drove so many actions in my life. My approach has been better aligned with my values and I'm …
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
it was amazing
I read this book every year. Each of the seven habits require unique study and application.
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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
it was amazing
This book is the best book I've read all year. A clever book that addresses a highly relevant topic for individuals, organizations, and societies with just the right mix of science, case study, and how-to practical application. The book…
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Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
it was amazing
As much as I read, there are few books that are enlightening, educational, and entertaining enough for me to rate them so highly. This is one of those books that every time you put it down you have to run and find someone to tell what yo…
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What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
really liked it
Wonderful read. I took a lot of valuable lessons from this book. I like the premise that even the very successful among can often have significant behavior problems that hold us back. I learned a lot about the power of feedback and the i…
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
it was amazing
This was a quick and fun read. I love the fable used to teach about the dysfunctions of a team. The concepts are easy to understand and they ring true. I have to believe that there are few if any teams in the world that don't exhibit som…
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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
really liked it
The author has done a great job of laying out timeless principles that can apply to any life style. That having been said, it did feel a little dated. An updated version would, at this point, be appropriate. The proposed systems and work…
tagged: personal-development
The Greatest Salesman in the World
it was amazing
Though this book is a great read for a salesman it really has little to do with sales and everything to do with life. A great read for all ages.
tagged: sales and personal-development
How to Win Friends and Influence People
it was amazing
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Finding Your Flow - How to Identify Your Flow Assets and Liabilities - The Keys to Peak Performance Every Day
really liked it
I read this book as part of the www.12booksin2012.com book group. It was fantastic to have the author walking me through the material and I feel like that made a significant difference in my education of the material. This book is for e…
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