Reading List: HeadTrash

UPDATED: May 14, 2024
PUBLISHED: June 15, 2013

Over time, our brains, like any receptacle, become clogged with the debris of daily living and thinking—errant pieces of information, the detritus of past experiences and all that emotional baggage still stored in our heads. This unwanted filler, which affects everything you say and do, is what management consultants Tish Squillaro and Timothy I. Thomas cleverly call “HeadTrash.” Like the deadly sins, HeadTrash, takes seven forms: fear, arrogance, guilt, paranoia, anger, control and insecurity. The authors tackle each “sin” by first explaining how it manifests in our professional and personal lives, and then triaging steps to circumvent the behavior, fear or pattern. While HeadTrash isn’t a substitute for therapy, it does provide practical, positive and useful strategies to help tame the clutter in your brain. The book will help you identify thought patterns and emotional tendencies that might be stopping you from being productive in business and personal situations. Quizzes, lists and cartoons help make the “cleanse” easier and more fun. Change your behavior and get rid of the junk, become a better leader and go straight for success.

by Tish Squillaro and Timothy I. Thomas


Greenleaf/Emerald; $21.95