New at Peter White Public Library
With summer just around the corner, the last thing you are probably thinking about is personal and professional development. But now that the sun is shining and the ice has melted, today might be the perfect day to plants those seeds of self-improvement! Here is a short list of easy-to-read Adult Nonfiction books available at Peter White Public Library to help guide and inspire you to be your best self.
“Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change In Your Work and In Your Life”
By Spencer Johnson
Change is the only constant — that is a concept that most of us are familiar with. But how to manage change in our personal and professional lives is far more elusive. Presented as a parable, Who Moved My Cheese? is a delightful little tale of two mice and two “little people” searching for their own piece of “cheese”. The cheese is simply a metaphor for what the characters needs in order to feel nourished and whole, but the real story begins when the cheese goes missing and each character must decide what to do next.
Adult Nonfiction 155.2 JO
“The One Minute Manager”
By Ken Blanchard
Managing and motivating a team can is tough work and can be very time consuming. However, The One Minute Manger offers simple suggestions for serious improvements. As told through a series of conversations a young man has with “the one minute manager” and his employees, this book explores three major concepts that can produce a more productive and efficiently managed staff. Those concepts are: one minute goals, one minute employee praises, and one minute reprimands. With his book, Blanchard suggests that the one minute manger’s methods result in improved performance while making those he leads feel even better about themselves. The idea is simple, happy people who feel good about their work want to achieve even more.
Adult Nonfiction 658 BL
“The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom”
By Don Miguel Ruiz
Do not be fooled by the cover and title of this book. The Four Agreements is not some new age kind of self-help manuscript, though the concepts presented between the pages can certainly lead to profound personal growth. In brief, the four agreements are:
1.) be impeccable with your words
2.) don’t take anything personally
3.) don’t make assumptions
4.) always do your best.
Read the book, practice the advice, and move toward personal freedom.
Adult Nonfiction 299 RU
“The Warrior of the Light: A Manual”
By Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho, the author of the bestselling book “The Alchemist,” is known as an inspired storyteller with deep insight into the human condition. The Warrior of the Light encourages us to find strength in ourselves as we face the outside world. Unlike some of Coelho’s other books, The Warrior of the Light doesn’t read like a typical story but more like the pages from a journal, encouraging the reader to partake in a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
Adult Nonfiction 131 CO
“The Tao of Pooh”
By Benjamin Hoff
Winnie-the-Pooh, yes, the dumpy little bear that wanders around having silly adventures with his friends in the woods, has a way about him of always finding exactly what he needs. But how and why? The Tao of Pooh suggests that it is because of the way he lives his life and the path that he follows daily. In this fun little book, Benjamin Hoff uses our beloved childhood friend to help explain the basic principles of Taoism. Not a religious book, The Tao of Pooh explains deep philosophical concepts in a light-hearted way for an adult audience.
Adult Nonfiction 828 HO
By Dominic M. Davis