The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: February 2016

Take a look at the top-selling personal development books of the past month , and you’ll see not all of them are new—that there are modern classics, like Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages, and all-time classics, like Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. But others, like Adam Grant’s Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, are brand new and already making waves in the self-improvement world.

For your journey to your best self, we continue our monthly list of the best-selling personal development books with the top 10 for February 2016:

The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: Jan. 20161. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

By Gary Chapman (2015 edition; Northfield Publishing; $15.99)

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life? Whether your relationship is failing or flourishing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love is as practical as it is insightful. The 5 Love Languages includes a “his and hers” personal profile assessment. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, the new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant and actionable wisdom.

The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: Feb. 20162. StrengthsFinder 2.0

By Tom Rath (2007; Gallup Press; $29.99)

Do you do what you do best every day? Chances are you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. Although you can read this book in one sitting, you’ll use it as a reference for decades. The redesigned StrengthsFinder 2.0 companion website features a strengths community, a library of downloadable discussion guides and activities, a strengths screensaver and a program for creating display cards of your top five strength themes.

The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: Feb. 20163. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

By Adam Grant (February 2016; Viking; $27)

Thought leader Adam Grant addresses the challenge of improving the world, from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity and buck outdated traditions. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his startups by highlighting the reasons not to invest; a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below; an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA; a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him; and a TV executive who didn’t work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting room floor.

The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: Jan. 20164. How to Win Friends and Influence People

By Dale Carnegie (1998 edition, originally published 1936; Pocket Books; $16)

Go after the job you want and get it! Take the job you have and improve it! Take any situation you’re in and make it work for you! Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. As relevant as ever, Dale Carnegie’s principles endure and will help you achieve your maximum potential in the complex and competitive modern age. Learn the six ways to make people like you, the 12 ways to win people to your way of thinking and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.

The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: Feb. 20165. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

By Jen Sincero (2013; Running Press; $16)

This refreshingly entertaining how-to guide serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice and easy exercises, helping you to create a life you will love. Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want—create a life you love and make some damn money already!

The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: Jan. 20166. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

By Carol S. Dweck (2006; Ballantine Books; $16)

After decades of research on achievement and success, the Stanford University psychologist has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea: the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talents that bring us success, but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She presents why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but might actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, parents can motivate their children to become achievers.

The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: Jan. 20167. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

By Stephen R. Covey (2013 edition, originally published 1990; Simon & Schuster; $17)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for more than 25 years. It has transformed the lives of millions of people of all ages and occupations, from presidents to CEOs, educators and parents. Recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Covey is an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant and author. His books have sold more than 25 million copies in 38 languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the No. 1 most influential business book of the 20th century.

The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: Jan. 20168. The Gifts of Imperfection

By Brené Brown, Ph.D. (2010; Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services; $14.95)

Every day we face a barrage of images and messages telling us who, what and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we’d no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please and perfect, all the while thinking, What if I can’t keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn’t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself? In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on shame, authenticity and belonging, shares what she’s learned from a decade of research on the power of wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: Jan. 20169. Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

By Amy Cuddy (December 2015; Little, Brown and Company; $28)

Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do-over? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve “presence,” the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we’re making on others and instead adjust the impression we’ve been making on ourselves. To harness the power of presence, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment by tweaking our body language, behavior and mindset. Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Readers will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence.

The SUCCESS Best-Seller List: Jan. 201610. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

By Charles Duhigg (2014; Random House; $16)

Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg takes us from Procter & Gamble boardrooms to NFL sidelines to the front lines of the civil rights movement, all while presenting a whole new understanding of human nature and human potential. The Power of Habit argues that the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive and achieving success is about understanding how habits work.

 

SUCCESS analyzes a combination of sales data acquired from Nielsen BookScan—which gathers point-of-sale data from more than 16,000 locations across the U.S.—and from a variety of independently verified sources within the personal development industry. This list represents sales from Feb. 7 to Feb. 28, 2016.

Take a look at the top-selling personal development books of the past month , and you’ll see not all of them are new—that there are modern classics, like Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages, and all-time classics, like Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. But others, like Daymond John’s The Power of Broke, are brand new and already making waves in the self-improvement world.

For your journey to your best self, we continue the monthly list of the best-selling personal development books, dubbed the SUCCESS Best-Seller List. Here are the top 10 for January 2016:

– See more at: http://www.success.com/article/the-success-best-seller-list-january-2016#sthash.JjiBURxM.dpuf

Take a look at the top-selling personal development books of the past month , and you’ll see not all of them are new—that there are modern classics, like Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages, and all-time classics, like Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. But others, like Daymond John’s The Power of Broke, are brand new and already making waves in the self-improvement world.

For your journey to your best self, we continue the monthly list of the best-selling personal development books, dubbed the SUCCESS Best-Seller List. Here are the top 10 for January 2016:

– See more at: http://www.success.com/article/the-success-best-seller-list-january-2016#sthash.JjiBURxM.dpuf

Take a look at the top-selling personal development books of the past month , and you’ll see not all of them are new—that there are modern classics, like Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages, and all-time classics, like Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. But others, like Daymond John’s The Power of Broke, are brand new and already making waves in the self-improvement world.

For your journey to your best self, we continue the monthly list of the best-selling personal development books, dubbed the SUCCESS Best-Seller List. Here are the top 10 for January 2016:

– See more at: http://www.success.com/article/the-success-best-seller-list-january-2016#sthash.JjiBURxM.dpuf

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