Format: 5 pages, Single spaced, 12 pt font

Review a book related to the course materials we have discussed in class of Interpersonal Process. This is an opportunity for you to go in more depth according to your interests. The intent is to explore a topic of your own choosing, develop your critical skills and to continue the journey of life-long learning.

Your essay should review and analyze a number of the author’s key ideas and then relate them to your own experiences and opinions.

Choose your book purposefully and carefully.

It will be important to answer the following questions:

1.     Discuss 3 key concepts from the book that you agree/ disagree with, and why are they relevant to you?

2.     How did the concepts in the book enable you to better understand your own behaviours/motivations/ purpose?

3.     What adjustments will you make in your working life as a result of the insights you have gained?

There is a tremendous amount of literary material available in the fields of; management, leadership, teams, and personal development- all of which relate to the various topics we have discussed in class. You are expected to seek out and examine a book of your own choosing.

If you need a suggestion …….

‘Start with Why’, Simon Sinek

‘Daring Greatly’, Brené Brown

‘Talent is Overrated’, Geoff Colvin

‘Drive- The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us’, Daniel Pink

‘How Will You Measure Your Life?’, Clayton Christensen

‘Atomic Habits’, James Clear

‘FIT’, Warren Kennaugh

‘Never Eat Alone’, Keith Ferrazzi

‘The Power of People Skills’, Trevor Throness

‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’, Patrick Lencioni

‘Driven to Distraction at Work’, Edward Hallowell

‘Originals’, Adam Grant

‘The Introvert Advantage’, Marti Laney

‘Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that can’t Stop Talking’, Susan Cain

‘The Power of Full Engagement’, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

‘The Lost Art of Connecting’, Susan McPherson

‘The Motivation Myth’, Jeff Haden

‘Focus’, Daniel Goleman

‘Emotional Intelligence Habits’, Travis Bradberry

‘Win Forever’, Pete Carroll

‘Unlimited Power’, Anthony Robbins

‘The Inner Game of Tennis’, W. Timothy Gallwey

‘Wooden on Leadership’, John Wooden and Steve Jamieson

‘Positive Intelligence’, Shirzad Chamine

‘Finding your Element’, Ken Robinson

‘The Great Work of your Life’, Stephen Cope

‘To Be of Use’, Dave Smith

‘Start Here’, Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp

‘Springboard’, Richard Shell

‘Sales EQ’, Jeb Blount

‘Power’, Jeffrey Pfeffer

‘The Rules of People’, Richard Templar

‘Coaching for Performance’, John Whitmore

‘Crucial Accountability’, Kerry Patterson et al.

‘Switch’, Chip Heath and Dan Heath

‘Influencer’, Joseph Grenny et al.

‘People Skills’, Robert Bolton

‘Grit’, Angela Duckworth

‘Stand Out’, Dorie Clark

‘Think Like a Winner’, Walter Staples

‘The Hard Truth about Soft Skills’, Peggy Klaus

‘The Power of Habit’, Charles Duhigg

‘Co-Active Coaching’, Henry Kimsey-House

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