Personal Development & Human Behavior


How to Be a Person in The World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 19, 2016, at 7:30 AM in New Releases

Advice columnist Heather Havrilesky has a new collection of her wildly entertaining and much-celebrated letters of advice.


Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 7, 2016, at 2:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Amy Whitaker takes us on a journey through art and business that is both technical and profound.


Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 24, 2016, at 9:50 AM in Editor's Choice

Rosamund Stone Zander's follow up to her classic book, The Art of Possibility, teaches us about the entrenched stories we tell ourselves that hold us back, and helps us find pathways to a more mature.


Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 21, 2016, at 10:35 AM in New Releases

In her first book, Rosamund Stone Zander has taught us about the art of possibility. In her new book, she helps us find the pathways to it and achieve our true potential and maturity.


That's Not How We Do It Here!: A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall—And Can Rise Again

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 31, 2016, at 9:00 AM in New Releases

Renowned author John Kotter has a new book out, along with some special bonus material if you pre-order before June 7.


Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 19, 2016, at 1:59 PM in Editor's Choice

Amy E. Herman has turned her wildly successful class on the art of perception into a book perfectly suited for observing, surviving, and getting the most out of business and in life today's fast moving and ever-changing world.


The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 18, 2016, at 9:30 AM in Excerpts

Dacher Keltner has written a "revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power."


The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 10, 2016, at 10:00 AM in New Releases

Dan Pontefract provides a blueprint to build a stable, three-legged stool for our business and business lives, balanced on three crucial areas of purpose: individual, workplace role, and organizational.


Failed It!: How to Turn Mistakes Into Ideas and Other Advice for Successfully Screwing Up

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 9, 2016, at 9:00 AM in Excerpts

In his new book, Erik Kessels celebrates the fine art of making mistakes and moving ideas.


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 5, 2016, at 12:45 PM in Editor's Choice

Angela Duckworth has written a book that teaches us all how to maximize our talent and, perhaps, make the world a little happier place to live in the process.


Born for This, and The Atomic Weight of Love (for What You Do)

By Sally Haldorson, published April 27, 2016, at 1:00 PM in Staff Picks

In Born for This, Chris Guilllebeau has given us a primer on "any number of scenarios that create job dissatisfaction, and reveals tips and tricks on how to make a change."

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A Q&A with Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better

By Dylan Schleicher, published April 26, 2016, at 10:00 AM in Interviews

Charles Duhigg's first book, The Power of Habit, changed the way we view how habits form and how they change. His new book, Smarter Faster Better, released last month, is having a similar impact in the areas of motivation and performance. We sent him some questions about it all.