Recommended Reading List

Anyone who has experienced failure, loss, disappointment, breakdown, meltdown, defeat, rejection or regret understands the need for things – somehow – to get better.  It turns out that we can do much on our own behalf – with a little or a lot of help – to improve our lot and our circumstances.

The following list of reading references includes a variety of resources with valuable insights on human development and behaviors positively associated with success and “winning”.  Approached with an open mind, they can serve as virtual “mentoring” tools.

One does not need to ingest the entire list.  However, multiple resources provide a variety of perspectives, they help immensely in turning the kaleidoscope for different ways of Visioning and Vectoring, and they reinforce key concepts necessary for successful work and life journeying.  These resources have provided much of the background and inspiration for the Life Mastery Musings Blog and ERTIA UNLIMITED’s seminars and workshops.

“Courage to Create” by Rollo May … [Click Here]

“Toward a Psychology of Being” by Abraham Maslow … [Click Here]

“The Road Less Traveled” by Scott Peck … [Click Here]

“Man in Search of Meaning” by Victor Frankl … [Click Here]

“Plato, not Prozac” by Louis Marinoff … [Click Here]

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey … [Click Here]

“A Message for Garcia” by Elbert Hubbard … [Click Here]

“Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman … [Click Here]

“Do It! Let’s Get Off Our Buts” by Peter McWilliams … [Click Here]

“The Time Tactics of Very Successful People” by B. Eugene Griessman … [Click Here]

“Even Eagles Need a Push” by David McNally … [Click Here]

“In Search of Excellence” by Thomas Peters and Robert Waterman … [Click Here]

“Passion for Excellence” by Thomas Peters … [Click Here]

 “The Achievement Factors” by B. Eugene Griessman … [Click Here]

“Following Through: A Revolutionary New Model for Finishing Whatever You Start” by Steve Levinson, Ph.D. and Pete C. Greider, Med. … [Click Here]

“Over the Top” by Zig Zigler … [Click Here]

“Success is a Choice” by Rick Pitino … [Click Here]

“The Ditch Digger’s Daughters” by Yvonne Thornton, M.D. … [Click Here]

“Chicken Soup for the Soul” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen … [Click Here]

“End the Struggle and Dance with Life” by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. … [Click Here]

“The Winner’s Edge” by Denis Waitley … [Click Here]

“A Whack on the Side of the Head” by Roger von Oech … [Click Here]

“There are No Accidents” by Robert H. Hopcke … [Click Here]

“Finding Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi … [Click Here]

“Unstoppable” by Cynthia Kersey … [Click Here]

“All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulgham … [Click Here]

“Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification” by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman (2004) … [Click Here]  

“Winning” by Jack and Suzy Welch … [Click Here]

An in-depth review, focusing on related work by Dominic Randolph, headmaster at Riverdale Country School, was given by Paul Tough in the NY Times … [Read Here]

“The Book of Virtues” by William J. Bennett (Simon and Schuster, 1996, 818 p.)  … [Read Here]