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WISE Bookshelf: The Power of Negative Thinking

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Inspiration comes from many avenues. In our WISE Bookshelf feature, members share some of the titles that have encouraged them to think outside of the box, try a new approach, dig down deep for the confidence they needed to make that big decision or simply allowed them a reprieve from the daily grind. Happy reading!


The Power of Negative Thinking:
An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results

Author: Bob Knight
Genre: Non-Fiction


Written as a rebuttal to the famous "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale, Knight touts the virtues of being "prepared to win." It's a quick read and will offer a look from the "half-empty" glass.

In my role, I have three to five audiences that I sometimes have to be prepared for and this book drove home that maybe I wasn't crazy preparing for every possible outcome. Many times I've enjoyed Coach Knight's no-nonsense approach, and the anecdotes illustrate the "method to his madness."

Submitted by: Bernadette Vielhaber | Cleveland | 6-15 years experience

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