Friday 23rd August, 2019

EQ’s top picks for your bookshelf

Is there anything better than a brew and a good book?

Plenty of us love a good read, but often it can be difficult finding a book worth your sacred down time. If that sounds like you, fear not! We’ve compiled a list of our favourite books to inspire you.

If reading isn’t your thing, check out our top podcast recommendations instead.

The Chimp Paradox – Professor Steven Peters

In this book, Prof. Steven Peters introduces you to your very own personal chimp who is responsible for all your irrational thinking and impulsive actions (like that second slice of cake…).

Throughout the chapters, you’ll learn to recognise when your chimp is taking over and how to restrain and tame him/her, allowing for better mind management and ultimately a happier, more confident life.

Feel the fear and do it anyway – Dr. Susan Jeffers

Feel the fear and do it anyway is an inspirational read that will teach you how to turn passivity into assertiveness.

Negative thinking patterns can destroy productivity, but after reading this book you’ll be ready to embrace any challenge that comes your way with an open mind and positive attitude.

Dark shadows falling – Joe Simpson

Author of Touching the Void, the critically acclaimed mountain climbing disaster story, Dark Shadows Falling delves into the darker side of mountaineering and adventure.

It leaves the reader questioning the reasons behind their goals and whether they should strive to achieve them at any cost.

Legacy – James Kerr

What are the secrets of sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year?

In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world’s most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business.

How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie

In this book, Dale Carnegie explores the three pillars of successful relationships: how to make people like you; how to win people over to your way of thinking; how to change people without giving offense or arousing resentment.

Using interesting anecdotes, he illustrates an engaging picture of how great leaders throughout history have become successful by using simple techniques to win friends and influence people. 

Risk – Dan Gardner

Did you know it’s estimated that over 1,500 people in the US died in the subsequent year after the September 11 tragedy in 2001 due to the fear of flying? They decided to drive instead, a considerably more dangerous method of transport.

This easy read sheds light on how statistics are used to create fear in the media and will leave you questioning the studies they come from with much more scrutiny.

Books can be an excellent resource for expanding your knowledge and skills, not to mention an added bit of motivation when you need it.

One of Equilibrium’s core values is “growth”, so we have a variety of resources available to our employees that allow them to grow their skills and abilities. We even have a whole program dedicated to reaching your full potential called the EQ Academies – learn more about our academies here. ​​​


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