PlusOne Performance Group

Suggested Reading

Many participants ask us for learning sources for the research, and authors
we reference in our consulting assignments and workshops. So we have listed
our top ten list of some of the books that have influenced our thinking and
points of view on performance and change. So here they are with a few
comments to encourage you to take action to change your life. Clicking on
the book cover or title will take you to the Amazon.com profile for that
particular book.

Finding FlowFinding Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihal. After 25+ years of research Dr. Csikszentmihal has capture the essence of satisfaction and building a productive and fulfilling life. This book is inspirational. Don't miss the 5 C's for creating a fulfilling life. This book may change your life. It is worth the investment.
Stress for Success

Stress for Success by Mark McCormack. Learn how to use stress to your advantage.

The Power of Full Engagement



The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal) by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Presenting to WinPresenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story by Jerry Weissman. I have read at least 50+ books on presentations and public speaking; this one is the "best" because it provides a no nonsense approach and provides vivid examples from openings to closing and PPt uses. I if you are going to be a speaker this is a must buy.
Mind GymMind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence by Gary Mack and David Casstevens. Even though the focus is athletics this book is excellent for anyone's understanding about how the mental aspects control and determine the outcome of any performance art from dancing to public speaking.
The Path of Least ResistanceThe Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Life by Robert Fritz. A process for confronting fundamental proposition in your life. This book teaches you how to create the life and things you want. Robert Fritz demonstrates that any of us has the innate power to be creative and take control of our lives. Discover the steps of creating; the importance of creating what you truly love, how to focus on the creative process to move from where you are to where you want to be, and much more. This book is the only self-help book that I recommend to my beloved wife of 39 years has read and loved. She says it changed her life and point of view on what is important.
Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. This powerful book confronts readers with the existential meanings of life. I have always recommended this book for my students majoring in communications to help them understand that a situational crisis always demands ethical and personal choices.
The Tipping PointThe Tipping Point: How little Things Can Make A Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. A book that helps you understand connectors, mavens and salespeople from the perspective of the buyer. He lays out a strong case for paying more attention to how small things in life have large impacts on results.Can be applied to relationships, organizational change projects and personal development issues. A must read for people wanting to understand the complex process of change.
Quality Selling through Quality Proposals: A No-Nonsense Guide to
Complex Customer-Driven Sales
by Mark W. Hardwick, Ph.D. Over 20,000 sold. Teaches professionals the art of consultative selling; provides proposal templates and customer centered approach to selling. Please contact author by email to purchase