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This week’s newsletter giveaway: Give and Take by Adam Grant

Give and Take

This week’s giveaway is Give and Take by Adam Grant.

Publisher’s description: “For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. Praised by social scientists, business theorists, and corporate leaders, Give and Take opens up an approach to work, interactions, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary.”

The deadline for entries is Sunday, July 27, at noon. To enter your name in the contest, follow the instructions in this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the right-hand column of my website. The winner will be chosen by random draw.

Congratulations to Cécile LeBlanc for winning last week’s giveaway, a copy of The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor.

UPDATE: The winner of Give and Take by Adam Grant is Sophie Paulin. Congratulations!

This week’s newsletter giveaway: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Happiness Advantage

This week’s giveaway is The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor.

Publisher’s description: “Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. This isn’t just an empty mantra. This discovery has been repeatedly borne out by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the bottom lines of organizations around the globe.”

The deadline for entries is Sunday, July 20, at noon. To enter your name in the contest, follow the instructions in this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the right-hand column of my website. The winner will be chosen by random draw.

Congratulations to Valarie Higgins for winning last week’s giveaway, a copy of Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

UPDATE: The winner of The Happiness Advantage is Cécile LeBlanc. Congratulations, Cécile!

This week’s newsletter giveaway: Think Like a Freak by by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

This week’s giveaway is Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, which was just released in May.

Publisher’s description: “The creators of the Freakonomics phenomenon unveil essential tools that will allow you to ‘think like a freak’ and see the world more unconventionally and, ultimately, more clearly. In their smash #1 international bestseller Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner showed the world that applying counter-intuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results.

In this dynamic, essential book, they turn your brain inside-out,teaching you how to think like a freak. Levitt and Dubner analyze the decisions we make, the plans we create and the morals we choose, and they show how their insights can be applied to daily life to make smarter, harder and better decisions.

Filled with illustrations and numerous short chapters, each functioning as a stand-alone entry into their ‘tool kit’ for living and thinking like a freak, Levitt and Dubner offer entertaining and practical insights, from ‘The Upside of Quitting’ to ‘How to Succeed – With No Talent.’

A must-have handbook for decision-making, Think Like a Freak will radically transform the way you look at every aspect of your life.”

The deadline for entries is Sunday, July 13, at noon. To enter your name in the contest, follow the instructions in this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the right-hand column of my website.The winner will be chosen by random draw.

Congratulations to Maureen Craig McIntosh for winning last week’s giveaway, a copy of The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.

UPDATE: The winner of Think Like a Freak is Valarie Higgins. Congratulations, Valarie!

This week’s newsletter giveaway: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Compound Effect

This week’s giveaway is The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine.

Publisher’s description: “No gimmicks. No hyperbole. No magic bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.”

“The Compound Effect is a must-read book for success seekers. You want to know what it takes? You want to know what to do? It’s all in these pages. The Compound Effect is a clear and concise success operation manual!” – John C. Maxwell, speaker and bestselling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

The deadline for entries is Sunday, July 6, at noon. To enter your name in the contest, follow the instructions in this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the right-hand column of my website. The winner will be chosen by random draw.

Congratulations to Michael Bateman for winning last week’s giveaway, a copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

This week’s giveaway: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

7 Habits 25th anniversaryThis week’s newsletter giveaway is the iconic personal development book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. This is one of the few books I’ve read that has made a major impact on me. If you haven’t read it yet, you need to.

Publisher’s description: “The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People is a comprehensive program based on developing an awareness of how perceptions and assumptions hinder success—in business as well as personal relationships. Here’s an approach that will help broaden your way of thinking and lead to greater opportunities and effective problem solving. Be Pro-Active: Take the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen. Begin With an End in Mind: Start with a clear destination to understand where you are now, where you’re going and what you value most. Put First Things First: Manage yourself. Organize and execute around priorities. Think Win/Win: See life as a cooperative, not a comprehensive arena where success is not achieved at the expense or exclusion of the success of others. Seek First to Understand: Understand then be understood to build the skills of empathetic listening that inspires openness and trust. Synergize: Apply the principles of cooperative creativity and value differences. Renewal: Preserving and enhancing your greatest asset, yourself, by renewing the physical, spiritual, mental and social/emotional dimensions of your nature.”

The deadline for entries is Sunday, June 29, at noon. To enter your name in the contest, follow the instructions in this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the right-hand column of my website. The winner will be chosen by random draw.

Congratulations to Shirley Long for winning last week’s giveaway, a copy of M Is for Mountie written by Polly Horvath and illustrated by Lorna Bennett.