Recommended INTRODUCTORY Reading List (2008)

Personal growth, professional development, NLP, relaxation, etc.

These are just a few introductory recommended books selected from David Norman’s extensive personal library of over 500 books (200+ NLP and 300+) on personal/leadership/talent growth, development and transformation.

If you only want to buy 10 introductory recommended books, these are highlighted in bold.

Personal Development Classics

  • The power of positive thinking. Norman Peale. Cedar. 1953.

  • Psycho-cybernetics. Maxwell Maltz. Pocket. 1960.

  • Think and grow rich. Napoleon Hill. Wilshire. 1937/1966.

Learning

  • Superlearning. Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder. Laurel. 1979

  • The Einstein factor. Win Wenger. Prima. 1996.

  • Megabrain. Michael Hutchison. Ballantine. 1991.

  • Accelerated learning. Colin Rose. ALS. 1991.

  • Frames of mind. Howard Gardner. Fontana. 1993.

NLP (Introduction)

  • Introducing NLP: Neuro-Linguistic Programming: psychological skills for understanding and influencing people. Joseph O'Connor & John Seymour. Aquarian. 1990.
  • Unlimited Power. Anthony Robbins. Simon & Schuster. 1988.
  • Magic of NLP demystified. Byron Lewis and Frank Pucelik. Metamorphous. 1990.
  • Frogs into princes. Richard Bandler & John Grinder. Eden Grove. 1979.
  • The secret of creating your future. Tad James. AND. 1989.
  • Mindworks. Anne Linden. Berkley. 1998.
  • NLP: the new science of achievement. Eds: Steve Andreas and Charles Faulkner. William Morrow. 1994.
  • The user's manual for the brain. Bob Bodenhamer and Michael Hall. Crown House. 2000.

Human Performance

  • Peak performance. Charles Garfield. Warner. 1984.
  • Winning. Frank Dick. Abingdon. 1992.
  • Mastery. George Leonard. Plume.1992.
  • Sven-Goran Eriksson on football. Carlton. 2001.
  • The future of the body. Michael Murphy. Penguin. 1992.
  • In the zone. Michael Murphy and Rhea White. Penguin. 1995.
  • Zen in the art of archery. Eugen Herrigel. Archana. 1953/85.

Visualisation

  • Creative visualisation. Shakti Gawain. New world. 1978.
  • Life choices and life changes through imagework. Dina Glouberman. Aquarian. 1989.
  • Seeing with the mind's eye. Mike and Nancy Samuels. Random House. 1975.

Relaxation/Wellness

  • The relaxation response. Herbert Benson. Avon. 1975.
  • The complete relaxation book. James Hewitt. Rider. 1982.
  • Ageless body, timeless mind. Deepak Chopra. Rider. 1993.
  • Teach yourself to meditate. Eric Harrison. Piatkus. 1993.
  • Getting well again. Carl Simonton. Bantam. 1978.
  • Your body believes every word you say. Barbara Levine. Aslan. 1991.

General Interest

  • The Tipping Point. Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown and Co. 2000/2
  • Influence: science and practice. Robert. B. Cialdini. Allyn & Bacon. 2001
  • Rich dad, poor dad. Robert L. Kiyosaki. Warner. 1997.
  • The beermat entrepreneur. Mike Southern & Chris West. Pearson. 2002.
  • The Power of Myth. Joseph Campbell. 1988. Doubleday.
  • The inner game of work. W. Timothy Gallwey. Random house. 2001.

Leadership

  • The seven habits of highly effective people. Stephen Covey. Fireside. 1989.
  • On becoming a leader. Warren Bennis. Arrow. 1989.
  • Leading minds. Howard Gardner. HarperCollins. 1996.
  • Think like a Leader. Harry Alder. Piatkus.1995.
  • Power: the 48 laws. Robert Greene. Profile. 1999.
  • Leadership and the new science. Margaret Wheatley. Berrett-Koehler. 1992.
  • The creative brain. Ned Herrmann. NHG. 1993.
  • Emotional intelligence. Daniel Goleman. Bloomsbury. 1995.
  • 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. Fons Trompenaars & Charles Hampton-Turner. Capstone. 2001.
  • Jack. Jack Welch. Headline. 2001.
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