“DRIVE” is a book that has been needed for a long time. It’s about what motivates all of us and in particular, the misconceptions some people have, notably business leaders, about the subject. As author Daniel H. Pink points out in the introduction “I will show that much of what we believe about the subject just isn’t so”.
Pink does a great job of reviewing the literature and history of motivation in a way that is practical and easy to read. Above all, he explains things in a way that also makes it relevant for practising managers to implement. Pink pulls all of this together in what he describes as “Type I” behaviour – the things that really motivate us.Read More
Shine has one of the best introductions I have read in a long while. Hallowell’s story of meeting “Dr. Shine” at the airport was inspiring. This story also gave the author the opportunity to overview the content of the book and the concepts he was to cover. I couldn’t wait to see what was to come and eagerly turned the pages.Read More
Everything is possible. Everything is invented. Two phrases that resonate from “The Art of Possibility”. The authors, Ros and ben Zander have put together a “must read” book for all those wishing to see a better world for themselves and others.
The book is full of stories from Ben’s experience as a world renowned orchestra (e.g. The Boston Philharmonic) conductor and Ros’ case histories from psychotherapy.
It is indeed an inspiring book. The authors take us on a journey of possibility, in fact an invitation to join them in a “Universe of Possibility”. I was particularly impressed with their discussion about assumptions – how we can work with them, and the concept of “Giving an A” – awarding an “Ä” to people in advance, not as an expectation to live up to, but a possibility to live into.Read More
The last self-help guide book I read was almost 20 years ago. I got sick and tired of the same old things being said in slightly different ways. So, I was a little apprehensive when asked to review Taming Tigers by Jim Lawless. Always up for a challenge, I accepted.
I liked the Happiness Hypothesis yet I found it difficult to critique. Why? Well, it’s probably not the type of book I usually read. In fact it sat on my coffee table for over a month before I got started. When I did, I found it fascinating.
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