Sunday, January 01, 2012

Top Ten Personal Development & Self-Help Books of all Time - 2012 update

Each year I publish a list of the top 10 self-help books I have found most helpful in the previous year. Many books stand the test of time, whilst others prove to be less enduring. This year there is just one new entry - Manage your Mood, which tells you how to use the principles of behavioural activation to help be less depressed. Here is the full list

1 The  7 Habits of Highly Effective People           Stephen Covey (last year- 1) 
2. Man's Search for Meaning                                Viktor Frankl (2) 
3. Overcoming Low Self-Esteem                            Melanie Fennell (3)
4. The How of Happiness                                        Sonja Lyubomirsky (4) 
5. The Conquest of Happiness                                Bertrand Russell (6) 
6. Manage your Mood                                            David Veale and Rob Willson (-) 
7. The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work   John M. Gottman & Nan Silver (8) 
8. The Happiness Trap                                            Russ Harris (8) 
9. How to Win Friends and Influence People         Dale Carnegie (7) 
10. Positivity                                                            Barbara Fredrickson (10) 

I will be writing articles to help you get more out of these books. Here is my first article, on Bertrand Russell's Conquest of Happiness.

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