Would you like to become a better judge of character? Do you want to strengthen your willpower, increase your personal and professional efficiency, or improve how you manage your emotions? Below you’ll find a list of books that can help you develop these skills and more. Of course, the authors’ tips are not a universal remedy, and they may not be useful to each and every reader… However, it is important to sometimes stop and give some thought to what you might be doing wrong (or what exactly you’re doing right!).
This list contains the nine most popular books in Plarium Krasnodar’s library over the past year. We hope you enjoy them!
There are more than 200 works of professional and business literature in the Plarium Krasnodar studio, and they’re available to all employees. They are divided into the following categories: art, marketing, management, programming, and copywriting. Which category is the most popular? Management books, it turns out. But they’re not only in demand among managers—this category contains lots of personal development books, books about stress management and time management skills, and many more.
Our employees’ preferences are fairly easy to explain. The vast majority of them come to our studio with an impressive professional background and well-developed hard skills. They’ve read plenty of highly specialized books in their time, and they now grow their knowledge by studying the materials on field-specific websites.
You might think that we simply don’t have the necessary literature in our library, and that our employees have no choice other than to read whatever is bought. But the truth is that our library has been built around our employees’ wishes. Every now and then, we gather various departments’ requests, draw up a list, and purchase the books accordingly. As it turns out, the development of soft skills is a top priority for many of our employees.
If you’re after this kind of literature too, take a closer look at our book list. We hope that you find something useful. So, without further ado, here’s the list of the best management books according to Plarium Krasnodar.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (by Stephen Covey)
This book discusses a holistic approach to defining your goals and priorities in life, as well as how to reach these goals and become a better person.
2. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal (by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz)
The goal of this book is to help you learn how to work efficiently, find hidden sources of energy that lie within you, keep yourself in excellent physical condition, and maintain an optimal emotional state, high performance, and intellectual flexibility.
Are you tired of being tired? Do you already feel completely exhausted first thing in the morning? Do you want to always feel alert and alive? Then this book is for you.
Replacing bad habits with good ones, avoiding procrastination, and learning how to concentrate and cope with stress—all this will be far easier if you read this book by Kelly McGonigal.
5. What Every Body Is Saying (by Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins)
Joe Navarro, a former FBI agent and a nonverbal communication expert, teaches us how to instantly read people we are talking to, decipher barely visible signals in their behavior, identify hidden emotions, and catch even the tiniest signs of a lie.
6. The Energy Equation: How to Be a Top Performer Without Burning Yourself Out (by Daniel Browne)
This book discusses how to reach your desired goals and still find time for your family, rest and relaxation, and sports activities.
7. How to Win Friends and Influence People (by Dale Carnegie)
The title says it all.
8. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (by Susan Cain)
Even if you’re an introvert, it’s still possible to use your talents to their full potential and fulfill your ambitions, as well as influence, lead, and direct other people, while maintaining your own personal space. Want to find out more? Read this book by Susan Cain.
9. Emotions Revealed (by Paul Ekman)
The author of this book teaches us how to identify emotions, as well as how to evaluate and correct them.
Which books would you add to this list?