books to read 2018

New year, new reads. Time to update your library and expand your mind.

Here is a list of my personal favorites that are sure
to make an impact in work and life.

1. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, has written an entertaining book to help us break old habits that do not serve us and develop new habits that will launch us forward. This isn’t another self-help book, it’s a comprehensive dive into the science behind habit formation and change.

2. First, Break all the Rules by Marcus Buckingham

Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its revolutionary study of more than 80,000 managers in First, Break All the Rules, revealing what the world’s greatest managers do differently. With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-read for managers at every level.

3. The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons

We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we’re actually missing a whole lot. Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons combine the work of other researchers with their own findings on attention, perception, memory, and reasoning to reveal how faulty intuitions often get us into trouble. This book will raise your self-awareness and lift the veil of illusion to allow you to see and think clearly and effectively.

4. The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey

Hands down one of the most inspiring and influential books I’ve ever read. 7 Habits has been a staple on any successful CEO, business owner, educator, or innovative thinker’s bookshelf for more than 25 years. Shift your thinking and redirect your energy to the things that matter with this book.

5. The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar

While the intention of this book is to help yogi’s deepen their practice, I was blown away by the mental and spiritual lessons outlined in this reading. Desikachar explores the experiences and preconceived notions that tend to consume our day-to-day perceptions, reactions, and decisions. This is an excellent read for those of you who are interested in opening their mind to the spiritual elements that are integrated into our lives.