What part of go away don’t you understand?

found1We all have people in our lives that we may prefer not to! Dump ‘em: how to break up with anyone from your best friend to your hairdresser by Jodyne L. Speyer is a practical guide written with frankness, empathy, and humour on how to say goodbye to a bad relationship. Personal stories and interviews from experts help to overcome the fear of confrontation and achieve a permanent parting.

Daniel H. Pink’s book Drive: the surprising truth about what motivates us will change how we think. Previously the mindset around motivation is that the best way to accomplish success is to link it with money, fame or fear – the carrot and stick approach. Pink though feels that the key is more an internal motivation that will ultimately achieve a higher level of success affecting all aspects of life.

Geoff Colvin has expanded his Fortune article entitled “What it takes to be great” and his book Talent is overrated: what really separates world-class from everybody else is the result. New evidence shows that practice and perseverance overtakes natural ability whether it is sport, business or academia. Practical advice covers negotiating, evaluating and a range of other skills.

Learn from these books and view other subjects including relationships, intimacy and self-esteem in this month’s Personal Development Recent Picks.