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Berrett-Koehler Life Titles

Helping people create positive individual change and align their lives with their aspirations for a better world.

Your Life Isn't For You

Your Life Isn't For You A Selfish Person's Guide To Being Selfless

By Seth Adam Smith

- A welcome antidote to the modern obsession with self that is inspiring, funny, and moving

- Expands on the philosophy outlined in Smith's popular blog post “Marriage Isn’t for You,” which received over 30 million hits and has been translated into twenty languages (and counting)

- Candidly, and at times with disarming humor, documents his struggles with addiction and depression, his suicide attempt, and the happiness he discovered by focusing on others

- Reflects on the love and support he experienced in the aftermath to share his deep conviction that the only way you can find your life is to give it away to others

The Anatomy Of Peace

The Anatomy of Peace Resolving the Heart of Conflict

By The Arbinger Institution

- Describes the story of parents struggling with problems that have come to consume their lives to illustrate how once-bitter enemies found their way to peace

- Reflects on how we are trapped by preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively

- Shows how we actually cause the problems we think are caused by other people

Trauma Stewardship

Trauma Stewardship An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

By Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, Connie Burk

- Deepens readers’ understanding of the many ways they and their organizations may be impacted by dealing with trauma and suffering

- Uses moving first-person interviews and even cartoons to illuminate the idea of trauma stewardship

- Offers those who care for others and the planet a way to stay engaged, hopeful, balanced, and healthy when dealing with hardship, suffering, and trauma

People Smart

People Smart Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence

By Mel Silberman, Ph.D., Freda Hansburg, Ph.D.

- Offers user-friendly tips, helpful self-assessment tools, motivational checklists, and practical exercises to help readers build their interpersonal intelligence skills

- Provides an effective, step-by-step plan to make every relationship more successful and fulfilling

- Presents eight essential interpersonal intelligence skills and a powerful five-step process for developing each one

Eat That Frog

Eat That Frog! 2nd Edition
21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

By Brian Tracy

- Completely revised and updated edition of a book that sold more than 1,000,000 copies and has been translated into 25 languages

- Features new chapters on setting priorities and mastering technological distractions

- Distills the best ideas, techniques, and strategies for effective personal time management into one concise, immediately useful volume

Authentic Conversations

Authentic Conversations Moving from Manipulation to Truth and Commitment

By Jamie Showkeir, Maren Showkeir

- Shows the power conversations have to create, sustain, and change the very nature of workplace culture

- Exposes the destructiveness of manipulative conversations, and demonstrates how we can move to honest and authentic interactions that create adult relationships

- Provides a hands-on guide, including sample scripts, for dealing with a host of potentially difficult conversations

The Power Of Purpose

The Power of Purpose Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better

By Richard J. Leider

- Sums up what Richard has learned in a quarter century of guiding people from all walks of life on their journeys to meaning and fulfillment in this extensively revised and updated edition of the classic bestseller

- Details a graceful, practical, and ultimately spiritual process for uncovering your purpose and making it central to your life

- Illustrates with inspiring stories and eye-opening research that purpose is a key to longevity

Prisoners Of Our Thoughts

Prisoners of Our Thoughts Viktor Frankl's Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work

By Alex Pattakos

- Features new and updated stories, new applications, new exercises, and a new chapter entitled "The Meaning Difference"

- Shows how the work of one of the greatest thinkers of modern times can help us find deeper, richer meaning in our lives

- Demonstrates critical links between a personal sense of meaning and happiness, resiliency, engagement, and health

Quiet Influence

Quiet Influence The Introvert's Guide to Making a Difference

By Jennifer B. Kahnweiler Ph.D.

- Must-have guide to deeper insight and greater impact that introverts have been waiting for and that extroverts can learn from

- Identifies six unique strengths that can make introverts powerful influencers: taking quiet time, preparation, writing, engaged listening, focused conversation, and thoughtful use of social media

- Includes quizzes, exercises, and worksheets for putting quiet influencer methods into practice on a daily basis and measuring how well you’re using these six strengths now

- Features interviews with and examples of real-life quiet influencers