From retired Lt. Col. Scott Mann
1. Warren Berger – The Book of Beautiful Questions
Berger shares illuminating stories and compelling research on the power of inquiry. Drawn from the insights and expertise of psychologists, innovators, leaders, and some of the world’s foremost creative thinkers, he presents the essential questions needed to make better decisions.
Culture is not something you are, it’s something you do. The Culture Code teaches the principles of cultural chemistry that transforms individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.
The Little Book of Talent is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills in sports, music, art, math, and business.
3. Joe Griffin – Human Givens
Joe states we are all born with a rich natural inheritance – a partially formed mind containing a genetic treasure-house of innate knowledge patterns: ‘the human givens’. We all experience these givens as physical and emotional needs, and this must be satisfactorily met in our environment if our minds are to unfold and develop to their fullest potential.
4. Benjamin Hardy – Personality Isn’t Permanent
Dr. Benjamin Hardy draws on psychological research to demolish the popular misconception that personality is innate and unchanging. He shows how we can intentionally create our desired selves and achieve amazing goals instead through practical, science-based advice to for personal-reinvention.
5. Sebastian Junger – Tribe
Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, Tribe explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. Through the veterans experience, it explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how it can be achieved in today’s divided world.
6. Cal Newport – Deep Work
Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. He discusses the benefits of cultivating a deep work ethic in any profession and shares a rigorous training regimen for transforming your mind and habits.
7. Belisa Vranich – Breathe
Dr. Vranich shows readers how to turn back the tide of stress and illness, and improve the overall quality of their life through a daily breathing workout. By combining anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, she gives readers a way to heal from the inside out through diaphragmatic breathing.
8. Paul J. Zak – Trust Factor
Neuroscientist Paul Zak shows us that trust is the key to providing an engaging, encouraging, positive culture that keeps your employees energized. is trust. When someone shows you trust, a feel-good jolt of oxytocin surges through your brain and triggers you to reciprocate. This simple mechanism creates a perpetual trust-building cycle between management and staff, and–voilá!–the end of stubborn workplace patterns.