These wellbeing books are the best we’ve come across in each of the areas of our CANBE model. They often provide real life accounts, practical advice and tips on how to improve in each of the following domains of wellbeing.
- Flourish: A New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being – and how to Achieve Them – Martin Seligman
- wbfinder.com – Books on all aspects of wellbeing from career, social, financial, physical, community and more
- Greater Good Science Centre – Favourite Books of 2017
- Csikszentmihalyi (2008). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
Books that help us understand the importance of meaning, purpose and motivation to our wellbeing.
- Viktor E. Frankl – Man’s search for meaning
- Dan Pink – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Achieving sustainable growth
Books that help us achieve more through understanding the interplay between wellbeing and success.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Paperback – Stephen R. Covey
- The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work – Shawn Achor
- The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
Books that help us understand the skills required to nurture stronger relationships and build support networks for better personal, team and group wellbeing.
- Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ – Daniel Goleman
- How to win friends & influence people – Dale Carnegie
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert B., PhD Cialdin
Books that help us understand the importance of resilience to wellbeing. We live in unprecedented times of change and we need to be more flexible, adaptable, persistent and creative than ever before.
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth
- Dweck (2007). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York, NY: Ballantine Books.
Enriching self and others
Books that help us understand the importance of positive actions to enrich both our own lives but also the lives of others.
- Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life – Susan David
- Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton, Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending
- Susan Jeffers, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action
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