I am a huge fan of Gretchen Rubin. @gretchenrubin I appreciate her deeply researched books and I love how she keeps asking “why” in pursuit of root causes. In her book, “The Happiness Project“, Gretchen takes us through a series of experiments, (she calls them projects), to determine if one can take specific actions to become happier. Having discovered that it is possible to be happier, she narrowed her focus to the home in the next book in this series. The next installment in this area is personal. In, “Better Than Before”, Gretchen talks about habits and how we can improve ourselves and our happiness by understanding and improving the things we do everyday.
If you only read one book this year, make it this one.
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin
How can we change our habits? We all have them and they are difficult to change. This book gives us a framework to better understand our own habit formation and how to finally change them, for good. This is an especially good read for anyone trying to move their IT team toward a climate of openness.
The CIO Leadership Council blog included Gretchen’s book on their “5 Books All Sales People Should Read This Summer 2015.”