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Business leaders, managers and busy employees all know how tough it is to keep up with the latest trends and industry news — not to mention staying on top of emails, deadlines, and well, work. With endless priorities, it’s even harder for professionals to find time for reading self-help books. But taking this time to focus on personal growth and improvement is crucial.

It’s because we know you’re busy and have the best intentions when it comes to taking “you time”, that we’ve done some of the search work for you. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of some of our most popular self-help titles on personal growth. If you have a chance to read a few of the titles below, you’ll find:

  • Inspiring stories
  • Help for finding camaraderie in groups
  • Time management advice
  • Ideas to help you get into the right frame of mind

6 inspiring self-help reads for personal growth

Need inspiration to think about personal growth?

Then here’s a brand new title by Jody Miller called From Drift to Shift: How Change Brings True Meaning and Happiness to Your Work and Life. This title presents inspiring stories of people who have laid it all on the line to shift their life toward happiness and meaning. From Drift to Shift is not the type of read you typically expect in the business book section!

Self-Help: From Drift to Shift

Interested in starting a personal development group?

Then True North Groups: A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development, by Douglas M. Baker and Bill George, may be just the ticket to fuel your fire.

Best-selling author Bill George and longtime corporate executive Doug Baker have participated for decades in a unique, small group of peers dedicated to personal growth and leadership development. Consequently, they provide the first practical guide — including detailed instructions, rules, and resources — for anyone looking to start and manage a group on their own.

Self-help: True North Groups

Need help organizing and finding time for personal growth?

Well, we’ve got great reads that can help with this, too. There are titles focusing on organization systems, exercises to help plan, and tools to help make personal growth a priority.

For example, from the popular My Practical MBA Series comes Personal Development Planning. This book focuses on helping you plan to make personal growth a priority in your busy day. Managers can no longer rely on their initial training or qualifications to carry them through, and this book focuses on developing life-long learning habits to help keep leaders up to speed. Tying personal development to business success, Personal Development Planning will help you stay fully in control and effective in a constantly-changing business world.

Self-help: Personal Development Planning

Finding that time management is a constant struggle in your personal development?

Then Velosoft’s Getting Stuff Done: Personal Development Boot Camp will help you sort out the time management and organization tools that can work for you. Getting Stuff Done is presented as a short course that helps you build a customized productivity and personal growth plan. As a result, you’ll discover how to really focus on personal growth.

Self-help: Getting Stuff Done

Need help getting in the right frame of mind to focus on personal growth?

Maybe you’re already on top of your planning and scheduling. But if you need help getting into the right frame of mind for real personal growth, then keep reading.

Author Cheryl Rezek talks about how the practice of mindfulness has gained huge support over the past decade in Brilliant Mindfulness: How the mindful approach can help you towards a better life. Moving from an Eastern Buddhist practice to a mainstream Western intervention, extensive neuroimaging research shows how the practice of mindfulness can be effective for psychological well-being. In addition, it also impacts physical health conditions.

Written by an experienced clinical psychologist, who has incorporated mindfulness into her clinical work for decades, this book is scientifically supported and explains what all the latest scientific studies have shown about the benefits of mindfulness.

Self-help: Brilliant Mindfulness

Looking for a light-hearted approach to mindfulness?

If so, then read Mindfulness for Busy People: Turning from frantic and frazzled into calm and composed, by Michael Sinclair and Josie Seydel. Michael and Josie will show you how to apply the transformative power of mindfulness to your busy life, helping you to de-stress. In addition, they’ll help you find your own unique space of calm, and ready yourself for whatever challenges you’ll face.

Helping you to cultivate and practice mindfulness straight away, you’ll discover a no-nonsense, light-hearted and clear introduction to mindfulness and its benefits.

Self-help_Mindfulness for Busy People

We hope you’ll enjoy these self-help books that will put you on the right personal development path. And more importantly, we hope you’ll make time to read and learn, to push yourself to achieve personal success and fulfillment, and to find your calm in a stressful work world.

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