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Recommended literature

If you want to work on your self-development and improve your competences, we encourage to look at the literature recommended by the Career Office.

  • SOCIAL COMPETENCE

    RELATION BUILDING, COOPERATION 

    • Dale Carnegie "How to Win Friends and Influence People"
    • Eric Berne "Games People Play”
    • Marcus Buckingham " First, break all the rules"
    • R. Meredith Balbin "Management Teams”
    • Eileen Hammar and Anne Malatchi  "Seven Habits of Highly Effective IEP Teams"
    • Stephen R. Covey "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"
    • Ricky W.Griffin "Fundamentals of management"– chapter 16 "Managing interpersonal and group processes"

    LEADERSHIP

    • R. Boyatzis "Resonant Leadership : renewing yourself and connecting with others through mindfulness, hope, and compassion"
    • Robert B. Cialdini " Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion"
    • Ken Blanchard "Leading at a Higher Level”
    • Jane Smith, "Empowering People"
    • Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi, Drea Zigarmi “One-minute manager"
    • Peter F. Drucker "Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management"
    • Jane Smith, "Empowering People"
    • Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, Annie McKee, „Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence”

    DELEGATION OF TASKS

    • Ken Blanchard "Leading at a Higher Level
    • Robert Cialdini, Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin "Yes!:50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive"
    • Peter F. Drucker  "Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management"
    • R. Dittmer, S. McFarland, "151 Quick Ideas To Improve Your People SKills"
    • James A.F. Stoner, Charles Wankler, „Management”

    ASSERTIVINESS 

    • Robert J Edelmann  "Interpersonal conflicts at work"
    • William Ury  "Pover of a Positive NO"
    • Jon Kabat-Zinn "Full catastrophe living: how to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation”
    • Gael Lindenfield, „Assert Yourself: simple steps to build your confidence”
    • Anni Townend, "Assertiveness and Diversity"

    COMMUNICATION

    • Stephen P.Robbins "Organizational behavior"– Chapter 9 "Communication”
    • James A. F. Stoner, R. Edward Frejman, Daniel R. Gilbert Jr. “Management"– Chapter 19 “Communication and negotiation”
  • BUSINESS

    BUSINESS    

    • Stephen Covey "7 habits of highly effective people"
    • Rowland S. Miller "Intimate relations"
    • James A.F.Stoner, R.Edward Frejman, Daniel R. Gilbert Jr. “Management"– Chapter 4 
    • John C. Maxwell "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership"
    • Elliot Aronson, Carol Tavris  "Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)"
    • David Allen  "Getting Things Done"
    • Malcolm Gladwell, "Outliers: The Story of Success"
    • Tom Peters "In Search of Excellence"
    • Guy Kawasaki "The Art of the Start”
    • James A.F.Stoner, R.Edward Frejman, Daniel R. Gilbert Jr. “Management"– Chapter 6
    • W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne, "Blue Ocean Strategy"


    ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM

    • James A. F. Stoner, R. Edward Frejman, Daniel R. Gilbert Jr. “Management"– Chapter 4
    • Kenneth Blanchard, Norman Vincent Peale "The Power of Ethical Management"
    • Elaine Sternberg, „Just Business: Business Ethics in Action"

     

     

  • PERSONAL

    DEVELOPMENT

    • Marcus Buckingham "he One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success"
    • Guy Kawasaki "The Art of the Start"
    • Malcolm Gladwell " Outliers: The Story of Success"

    CREATIVITY

    • Edward de Bono "How to Have A Beautiful Mind"
    • Edward de Bono "Six thinking hats”
    • W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne, "Blue Ocean Strategy"

    FLEXIBILLITY

    • Edward de Bono "Six Action Shoes”
    • Spencer Johnson "Who Took my Chesse?"
    • W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne "Blue Ocean Strategy"

    ANALITYCAL THINKING

    • Ron Hale Evans "Mind Performance Hacks: Tips & Tools for Overclocking Your Brain"
    • Malcolm Gladwell "Blink! The Power of Thinking Without Thinking"
    • Dan Ariely "Predictably Irrational"

    PERSISTENCE AND CONSISTENCY 

    • M Buckinhgham "The One Thing You Need to Know: ... About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success"
    • John C. Maxwell "Talent Is Never Enough"
    • John C. Maxwell "Failing Forward–Turning Your Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success"

    STRESS RESISTANCE

    • Jon Kabat Zinn "The mindful way through depression: freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness"
    • Jon Kabat-Zinn "Full catastrophe living: using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness”
    • Robert M. Sapolsky "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers"
    • Micheline Rampe  "ODer R-Faktor: Das Geheimnis unserer inneren Stärke"
    • David Servan – Schreiber "The Instinct to Heal: Curing Depression, Anxiety and Stress Without Drugs and Without Talk Therapy"
    • Robert Dilts, Suzy Smith, Tim Hallbom "Beliefs: Pathways to Health and Well-Being "

    SCRUPULOUSNESS AND ACCURACY

    • Jeffrey K. Liker "The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer"
    • Barbara Killinger "Workaholics: The Respectable Addicts"
    • Brian Tracy "Eat that Frog: 21 Ways to stop Procrastination and get More Done in Less Time"

    INDEPENDENCE

    • Daniel Goleman "Emotional Intelligence"
    • Rowland S. Miller "Intimate Relationships"
    • John Maxwell "Talent Is Never Enough"
    • Brian Tracy "Eat that Frog: 21 Ways to stop Procrastination and get More Done in Less Time"

    ORGANIZACJA PRACY

    • Stephen R. Covey "7 habits of highly sucessfull people”
    • Stephen R. Covey, Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill "First Things First"
    • Kerry Gleeson "The Personal Efficiency Program: How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Win Back Control of Your Work"
    • Pamela Dodd "The 25 Best Time Management Tools & Techniques: How to Get More Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy"
    • John Boyd , Philip Zimbardo "The Time Paradox"
    • James A.F.Stoner, R.Edward Frejman, Daniel R. Gilbert Jr. “Management"– Chapters 9-11

    GOAL ORIENTATION

    • Stephen R. Covey "7 habits of highly effective people”
    • David Allen  "Getting Things Done"
    • Kerry Gleeson "The Personal Efficiency Program: How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Win Back Control of Your Work"
    • John Boyd , Philip Zimbardo "The Time Paradox"

    CLIENT ORIENTATION

    • Reichheld Frederick F., Teal Thomas  "The Loyalty Effect: The Hidden Force Behind Growth, Profits, and Lasting Value"