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Recommended Reading

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Interpersonal Relations

  • Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam.

  • Goleman, D. (2006). Social intelligence: The new science of human relationships.  New York: Bantam.

  • Silberman, M. (2000). People smart: Developing your interpersonal intelligence. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.


  • Duhigg, C. (2012). The power of habit: Why we do what we do in life and business. New York: Random House.

  • Silberman, M. (1996). Active learning: 101 strategies to teach any subject. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

  • Silberman, M. (2005). 101 Ways to make training active (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Pfeiffer and Company.

  • Silberman, M. (2006). Active training: A handbook of techniques, designs, case examples, and tips (3rd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Stolovitch, H.D., & Keeps, E. J. (2011). Telling ain’t training (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.

  • Gawande, A. (2009). The checklist manifesto: How to get things right. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Perception (Illusions), Judgment, Decision Making (Problem Solving), Cognitive Errors, & Critical Thinking

  • Ariely, D. (2009). Predictably irrational: The hidden forces that shape our decisions (Rev. ed.). New York: Harper Perennial.

  • Gladwell, M. (2005). Blink: The power of thinking without thinking. New York: Little, Brown and Co.

  • Heffernan, M. (2011). Willful blindness: Why we ignore the obvious at our peril. New York: Walker Publishing Company.

  • Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

  • McRaney, D. (2011). You are not so smart: Why you have too many friends on Facebook, why your memory is mostly fiction, and 46 other ways you’re deluding yourself. New York: Penguin Group.

  • Myers, D. G. (2002). Intuition: It’s powers and perils. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

  • Shermer, M. (1997). Why people believe in weird things: Pseudoscience, superstition, and other confusions of our time. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company.

  • Shermer, M. (2011). The believing brain. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.

  • Taleb, N.N. (2005). Fooled by randomness: The hidden role of chance in life and in the markets (2nd ed.). New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks.

  • Taleb, N.N. (2010). The black swan: The impact of the highly improbable (2nd ed.). New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks.

  • Taleb, N. N. (2012).  Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. New York: Random House.

  • Trivers, R. (2011). The folly of fools: The logic of deceit and self-deception in human life. New York: Basic Books.


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