Self-Help Books

Book review: Give and Take, by Adam Grant

Abraham Lincoln is remembered for acting in the best interests of others.

Success coach Adam Grant has a stunning string of accomplishments behind him.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 4:03pm 1 comment

Book review: The Myths of Happiness, by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Book review: The Myths of Happiness, by Sonja Lyubomirsky

This book on everyday psychology is refreshing because it goes against the fashion for woolly thinking to argue that sustained rational thought is the best method to discover the solutions to problems arising from marriage, children and work.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:46pm

The fruit of compromise

All hail the king of motivational theory and practice, and reigning monarch of corporate leadership coaching. Stephen R. Covey is approaching the big eight-O now, but the acuity of his mind is as impressive as ever, on the evidence of The 3rd Alternative.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Take Two

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything

by Stephen M.R. Covey

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Getting the balance right

Franklin Covey training goes beyond The 7 Habits by advocating that these practices can be tailored to the needs of a company; Week 1 Seven habits

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

To land of riches in seven steps

Overachievers' guide makes success a habit

Stephen Covey's book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is credited with turning thousands of listless corporate rats into dynamic overachievers. While becoming a capable manager is a fine and noble goal in America Inc, this is Hong Kong. So how can the American's guidelines help make you rich?

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Hidden talents

Marcus Buckingham's new book helps us make the best use of all of our strengths in the workplace

The conventional wisdom among corporations and individuals in the current climate of self-help and improvement is to embrace one's mistakes, and become better in the process.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Change the way you think about the environment

Shoppers should pay extra when they get gifts wrapped. This money should be donated to a green group.

Wrapping paper, ribbons and labour charges have to be paid for.

But it would be better if they donated the extra cash to a worthy cause, such as an environmental education programme.

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Getting the ideas right

Paper 4 Part B Group Interaction

Be well prepared

29 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Wu Tien-tze

Wu Tien-tze studied in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia before moving to Hong Kong just before the handover to Chinese rule in 1997. He graduated from medical school in Singapore before pursuing studies in writing, language and drama in Australia.

19 May 2001 - 12:00am

Forget the cost, feel the confidence

Imagine I am a teddy bear lying on a yam,' Teddy Yan Ka-lok tells a class experimenting with visual techniques to remember names. Peals of laughter break out.

It was Monday evening at a Dale Carnegie Course in Causeway Bay. Thirty-four people have gathered for the first session of a 12-week personal development course.

31 Aug 1997 - 12:00am