Genre: Productivity
Life on Purpose by Vic Strecher

Life on Purpose by Vic Strecher

Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything Vic Stecher - A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness, and well-being. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story—a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life—and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive, but thrive. Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people’s experiences, Life on Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives. More info →
Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy by Dee Edington

Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy by Dee Edington

In today's fragile economic climate, organizations cannot afford to have runaway healthcare costs, let alone a sick workplace. Dee Edington, PhD proposes three key strategies for reducing the total medical and productivity-related cost trends that are bankrupting American business: don't get worse, keep healthy employees healthy, and create a culture of health. More info →
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. More info →
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. More info →
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick M. Lencioni

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick M. Lencioni

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides. More info →
Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan

Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan

Joy, Inc. offers an inside look at how Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor, MI created its culture, and shows how any organization can follow their methods for a more passionate team and sustainable, profitable results. More info →
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. More info →