(9) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
This book was first published in 1989. It is a business guide and self-help book that presents tips for aligning yourself to the “true north” principles of character. The book helps you better yourself as an individual while helping others attain their success. This book may be the most landmark title since Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. Covey encourages people to start from the beginning with the end in sight. Continuous improvement is a theme emphasized throughout the chapters, helping the reader create an “upward spiral” effect in their life.
These nine texts contain works of fiction and some self-help books. All of the books help the reader explore positive change and meaning in life. These books are a great read for managers, leaders, and other individuals who want to forge change and meaning to make a positive personal and work life.