By Dr. Steven Berglas, Random House, $25.95
If you’ve got it all and don’t like it, or if you find yourself acting in ways that seem designed to destroy your successful company or career, you may suffer from the malady psychologist Steven Berglas describes in this insightful book. Berglas tells of a jeweler who was indicted for fencing stolen jewels, despite making plenty of money legitimately, philandering CEOs — even one executive who found herself afraid of driving her own car — all offered as examples of a weird and potent drive for self-sabotage that is afflicting the successful. The ailment can have many causes, and an equal number of solutions, all of which Berglas capably and revealingly explores.
THE OTHER 90%
By Robert K. Cooper, Crown Business, $24
Leadership researcher and speaker Robert K. Cooper dishes out the motivation and methods for tapping into more than the 10 percent of brainpower used by most people.
By Nancy F. Koehn, Harvard Business School Press, $39.95
Everybody wants to be a brand, but how many earn consumers’ trust like Josiah Wedgwood, Henry Heinz, Marshall Field, Estée Lauder, Howard Schultz, and Michael Dell? Here, Harvard business history expert Nancy F. Koehn explains how these six extraordinary brand-builders did it.