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A mind at home with itself : how asking four questions can free your mind, open your heart, and turn your world around / Katie, Byron

Self-realization -- Religious aspects
Spiritual life
Self-acceptance -- Religious aspects

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HBR guide to emotional intelligence.
Emotional intelligence
According to research by Daniel Goleman, emotional intelligence has proved to be twice as important as other competencies such as technical skills and IQ in determining outstanding leadership. It is now one of the crucial criteria in hiring and promotion processes, performance evaluations, and professional development courses. And it's not innate--it's a skill that all of us can improve. With this double volume you'll get HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence and the HBR Guide to Emotional Intelligence. That's 10 definitive HBR articles on emotional intelligence by Goleman and other leaders in the field, selected by our editors--paired with smart, focused advice from HBR experts about how to implement those ideas in your daily work life. With Everyday Emotional Intelligence, you'll learn how to: - Recognize your own EQ strengths and weaknesses - Regulate your emotions in tough situations - Manage difficult people - Build the social awareness of your team - Motivate yourself through ups and downs - Write forceful emails people won't misinterpret - Make better, less emotionally biased decisions - Help an employee develop emotional intelligence - Handle specific situations like crying at work, tense communications across different cultures, and making decisions without emotional bias--

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Peak : how to master almost anything / Ericsson, K. Anders (Karl Anders)

"We live in a world full of people with extraordinary abilities. Consider what Roger Federer can do with a tennis ball, or Connor McDavid with a puck. There are chess grandmasters who can play several dozen different games simultaneously--while blindfolded--and a seemingly unending supply of young musical prodigies who would have astonished aficionados a century ago. We are dramatically better at just about everything than we were just a generation ago. We assume, though, that these peak performers are the lucky ones, the ones with a gift. That's only partly true. The fact is we are all lucky. We all have that gift. As Ericsson's whole career has shown, with the proper practice, we are all capable of extraordinary feats. On the surface, the techniques that chess players use to develop their skills seem quite different from the methods soccer players use to perfect their games, which in turn seem quite different from how pianists improve their playing. But at a deeper level, they are all variations on a single fundamental approach to learning, what Ericsson, a world-renowned researcher, has named "deliberate practice": a simple, yet powerful system for enhancing learning. This approach to expertise has the potential to revolutionize how we think about every sort of education and training. We are not limited by an endowment of natural talent. We create our own limits. Whether you want to step up your game at work or on the weekend, or help your kid achieve athletic or academic goals, Ericsson's revolutionary methods will show you how to master almost anything."--

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Stand firm : resisting the self-improvement craze / Brinkman, Svend.

"The pace of modern life is accelerating. To keep up, we must keep on moving and adapting - constantly striving for greater happiness and success. Or so we are told. But the demands of life in the fast lane come at a price: stress, fatigue and depression are at an all-time high while our social interactions have become increasingly self-serving and opportunistic. How can we resist today's obsession with introspection and self-improvement? In this witty and bestselling book, Danish philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann argues that we must not be afraid to reject the self-help mantra and "stand firm". The secret to a happier life lies not in finding your inner-self but in coming to terms with yourself in order to co-exist peacefully with others. By encouraging us to stand firm and get a foothold in life, this insightful anti-self-help guide offers a sobering and realistic alternative to life-coaching, positive thinking and the need always to say "yes!""--

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Success affirmations : 52 weeks for living a passionate and purposeful life / Canfield, Jack

Self-actualization (Psychology)
Success -- Psychological aspects

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Supernormal : the untold story of adversity and resilience / Jay, Meg

Adjustment (Psychology) -- Case studies
Resilience (Personality trait) -- Case studies.
Resilience (Personality trait) in children -- Case studies.