Plan

Creating Your Future: Personal Strategic Planning for Professionals, by George Morrisey

  • A practical guide to help professional (within organization and/or independent contractors) use strategic planning for their own professional success and satisfying personal life. Worksheets, checklists, and charts help clarify personal values, financial concerns, career growth objectives, and business interests.

What Color Is Your Parachute, by Richard N. Bolles

  • In today’s complex job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a changing economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support,

The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg

  • In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

Eat That Frog, by Brian Tracy

  • There just isn’t enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don’t try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. “If you eat a live frog first thing each morning, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you’ll do all day.”

Scan

Strategic Warning Intelligence: History, Challenges, and Prospectsby John A. Gentry and Joseph S. Gordon

  • John A. Gentry and Joseph S. Gordon update our understanding of strategic warning intelligence analysis for the twenty-first century. Strategic warning ― the process of long-range analysis to alert senior leaders to trending threats and opportunities that require action ― is a critical intelligence function. It also is frequently misunderstood and under-appreciated.

Think

The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Conceptsby Shane Parrish

  • The old saying goes, “To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” But anyone who has done any kind of project knows a hammer often isn’t enough.  The more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you’ll use the right tool for the job — and get it done right.

Elastic: Unlocking Your Brain’s Ability to Embrace Change, by by Leonard Mlodinow

  • In this startling and provocative look at how the human mind deals with change, Leonard Mlodinow shows us to unleash the natural abilities we all possess so we can thrive in dynamic and troubled times. Truly original minds capitalize when everyone else struggles.

Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, by Chris Voss

  • Voss’ career as an FBI hostage negotiator, working his way up the ladder to the FBI’s lead kidnapping negotiator, informs his negotiating tips. Voss takes his readers inside his high stakes negotiations, discussing the skills and strategies that helped save lives.

Decide

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Workby Chip Heath and Dan Heath

  • Research in psychology has revealed that our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities: We’re overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn’t. We get distracted by short-term emotions. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed instruments.

The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinkingby Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler

  • Distills into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used in MBA courses, and elsewhere, that will help you tackle these important questions. In minutes you can become conversant with: The Long Tail • The Maslow Pyramids • SWOT Analysis • The Rubber Band Model • The Prisoner’s Dilemma • Cognitive Dissonance • The Eisenhower Matrix • Conflict Resolution • Flow • The Personal Potential Trap • and many more.