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In this article, you can find our recommendations for the Best Self Help Books. Those books that we recognise as being the best for supporting personal development (Just click on the book cover to take you to Amazon to buy the book).

Best Self Help Books – Eat That Frog!

Recommended because if you procrastinate, put things off, or just cannot seem to ‘get at the big stuff’, this will help. Our Time Management Learners have found it a big help.

Eat That Frog - Best Self Help Books

Best Self Help Books – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The audio version became the first non-fiction audio-book in U.S. publishing history to sell more than one million copies. Recommended because it will help you focus on a few winning strategies.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Best self help books

Best Self Help Books – Managing with Carrots

Recommended because it provides an interesting and very useful different insight into People Management.

Managing with Carrots - the best self help books

Best Self Help Books – Networking for Life

Recommended because it is written by the Chairman of Ecademy. An online company that founded business networking online before Linkedin was up and running. Test your Networking skill level by downloading our competency frameworks.

Networking for Life - Best Self Help Books

Best Self Help Books – Bare Knuckle Negotiating

Recommended because Simon talks very straight about what negotiating is and isn’t. The Learners on our Negotiation Sills Training love this book because it cuts through the business language of negotiation like we do.

Bare Knuckle Selling - Best Self Help Books

Best Self Help Books – How to Win Friends and Influence People

Recommended because it was one of the first self help books ever written and has sole over 30 million copies. A must for anyone wishing to improve their influencing skills.

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Best self help books

Best Self Help Books – Groceries Supply Code of Practice

Recommended because if you work in the UK Grocery industry you need to know the rules. The author describes GSCOP as the off-side rule – It’s ok to not know it unless you’re playing the game.

A complete understanding to GSCOP - Best self help books

Best Self Help Books – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Recommended because the key business challenges are written as a story that helps us to understand healthy conflict, the constraints of teamwork, and putting up with artificial harmony.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - Best self help books

Best Self Help Books – Leadership and the One Minute Manager

Recommended because it takes the mystery of being a leader and makes it very easy to understand what you need to do to be a great leader with great leadership skills.

Leadership and the One Minute Manager - Best self help books

Best Self Help Books – Made To Stick

Recommended because this book shatters the way we think about making an idea, a pitch, a presentation, a sale, stick with someone. The authors, Chip and Dan, share a great example of a Shark Association sharing that sharks aren’t as dangerous as everyone believes. They fail. Chip and Dan then arrive offer a sticky solution – ‘Which of these animals is more likely to kill you? Shark? Deer? The answer is that you are twelve times more likely to be killed by a deer (Hitting your car).’Made to Stick - Best self help books

Best Self Help Books – Factfulness: 10 Reasons Why We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Essentially a book on statistics, it cuts to the truth of many issues to allow a clearer picture of the world. Bill Gates describes this as ‘One of the most important books I’ve ever read’. He liked it so much he decided to give it to every graduating U.S. college or university student in Spring 2018.

Darren A. Smith

About Darren A. Smith

Darren has been working in the world of UK Supermarkets and Suppliers for over 20 years. He began his career as a buyer at one of the big 4 UK supermarkets and after rising through the ranks he decided to leave after 13 years and set-up Making Business Matter. For the last 14 years he has run MBM, which is a training provider to the UK grocery industry. Helping suppliers to the big four supermarkets to develop the soft skills that will secure them more profitable wins.

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