Each year, I write the same basic post about why your brain needs a vacation and each year I fail to really take one myself. To be honest, this year is beginning to look like more of the same behavior, since I don’t have any days off planned just yet and we are well into August. So I’m not going to regale you with all the studies that show how your brain benefits from a change in the daily routine and is recharged by traveling to different places. If I actually do manage to squeeze in a vacation, I’ll let you know in a future post. What I can do is commit to reading some really great books that have been sitting on my bookshelf for a while. If you have a favorite book that you’d like to recommend, please let me know and you might see it on our Bookshelf page one of these days. Each of these books is well worth your time – enjoy!

 The Mentor’s Guide
by Lois J. Zachary
Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance
by Jay Cross
Using Video in eLearning
by Steve Haskin
 The Courage Within Us: Profiles In Disruption, 7 Essential Character Traits For Today’s Crazy World
by Bill Jensen
 A Mind for Numbers
by Dr. Barbara Oakley
A Mind for Numbers
by Dr. Barbara Oakley
 The Accidental Trainer: A Reference Manual for the Small, Part-Time, or One-Person Training Department
by Nanette Miner
 book-how-to-wirte-your-memoirsHow To Write Your Memoirs-revised
by Johnny Ray
 Baby Brother Blues (Sammy Dick, PI Series: Book 1)
by Trudi Baldwin
 101 Prompts for a Writer’s Journal – Reflecting on the Identity of the Writer
by Trish O’Connor
The Moral Molecule: How Trust Works
by Paul Zak
 Tick Tock This Makes Your Brain Rock
by Andre Vermeulen
 Lead From The Heart: Transformational Leadership For The 21st Century
by Mark Crowley
 Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: A Radical Rethinking of a Dangerous Art Form
by Will Thalheimer
The 27 Challenges Managers Face: Step-by-Step Solutions to (Nearly) All of Your Management Problems
by Bruce Tulgan
 Plato’s Bedroom – Ancient Wisdom and Modern Love
by David K. O’Connor
 Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be
by Marshall Goldsmith
 Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience
by Margie Meacham