At the beginning of 2018 I’ve decided to read books mainly related to self-improvement, not only from a personal point of view but also related to my role as a Team Leader at Infragistics. I intend to follow the same plan for 2019 as well.
Here is my reading list, that helped me to preserve and improve my personal and leadership skills:
I’ve read the book in Bulgarian, because it’s fairly old, although very explanatory in regards to the people nature/characters, based on different psychology researches. I like the way each character is described (positives/negatives), how to analyze yourself (emotions and nature), how to improve your understanding of others and how to better interact with them. English version of the book you can get from Amazon.
I believe this book could be quite helpful if you are interested in people's emotions and intentions and also in personal relationships. The author explains the typical behavior patterns of those who fear commitments, possible causes and shows how to overcome them. You can grab Kindle edition of the book here.
Great book, that explains why organizations and leaders are able to inspire where others aren’t. There is also a great TED talk on the book essence which covers the Golden circle concept and why we should start asking ourselves Why? before doing anything. You can get the book here.
The things that I like about that book are all the diagrams, tables, and practical exercises. It covers different concepts like — what behaviors should have each of us as a leader; Three and a half “P” of leadership; Myers–Briggs Type Indicator; The power of positivity; Practical role models; Understanding of Business and a lot more. You can grab the book from here.
There is no excuse NOT to read this book — well structured, short and effective! What I’ve taken from it — keep things simple by setting “one-minute” goals, praisings and re-directs. Ask brief and important questions, seek only for the simple truth and enjoy what you are doing. And the actual Book.
Thank you for the time you spent on reading this article, I will be glad to hear what is that one book you highly recommend for personal growth?
“The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti