Selected Bibliography

  1. Berne, Eric. Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis. New York: Ballantine Books, 1964.
  2. Burns, David D. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy.  New York: Quill, 2000.
  3. Durst, G. Michael. Napkin Notes On The Art Of Living Evanston: Training Systems Inc., 1988. [Someone once told me that if they were ever stranded on a desert island and were allowed only one book, this would be it. Read and judge for yourself.]
  4. Gardiner, Gareth. Tough-Minded Management: A Guide For Managers Who Are Too Nice For Their Own Good New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1990. [An interesting read.]
  5. Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Matters More Then IQ. New York: Bantam Books, 1995. [This is a good read detailing the nature of emotional intelligence and methods for developing emotional literacy.]
  6. Ekman, Paul. Emotions Revealed. New York: Holt Paperbacks, 2003. [Essential reading.]
  7. Haden Elgin, Suzette. The Gentle Art Of Verbal Self-Defense. New York: Dorset Press, 1980. [This is an enlightening read filled with plenty of examples and strategies for defending yourself from verbal abuse. A friend of mine gave a copy to a married couple who, in turn, claimed it saved their marriage.]
  8. Haidt, Jonathan. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom. New York: Basic Books, 2006.
  9. Stone, Douglas, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen. Difficult Conversations. New York: Random House, 1999. [Got an inconsiderate neighbour with a barking dog, a sensitive issue about workplace ethics, a tough discussion ahead with someone who operates only with getting and taking values? This book is loaded with tips and suggestions for you that might serve to make things a bit easier. It won't solve your problem, but it will help organize your approach and deliver your message. What I find interesting about this book is how its communication strategy parallels habits 4, 5 and 6 in Covey's Seven Habits. But it does a lot more through specific examples. Get it, you won't be disappointed.]
  10. Weisbord, Marvin R. Productive Workplaces. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1987. [This is the best textbook on organizational behaviour. It deals with organizing and managing for dignity, meaning and community.]
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