Peak Performance (book)

This book is written by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. Stulberg researches, writes, speaks and coaches on health and the science of human performance. Magness is a perfomance coach, author, and lecturer and is currently the Head Coach of Cross Country at the University of Houston. These authors write about how to attain and, more importantly, sustain a high level of human performance (both mentally and physically), whilst avoiding the pitfalls of burnout and underachievement. They draw upon examples in both sports and business and use those examples to understand the similarity in problems and solutions they share. The main topics addressed are: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose; and priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity.

Change Your Question, Change Your Life (book)

This book is written by Marilee Adams and it challenges you to think about the type of questions you ask (judging or learner questions). Adams claims with the right questions you stimulate innovation, productivity, and create more rewarding relationships. The book is written in a fictitious story line where a Ben Knights is struggling privately and professionally, but starts turning his life around when getting help from a professional. In this process he learns how to ask himself the right questions, how to become more of a learner rather than judger, how to use “questionthinking”, and more. 


Welcome to Inform-Understand-Develop Lead! Over the years I’ve enjoyed to read, listen, and watch material that would help me develop both in my personal and professional life. Someone would share a valuable article, I would search for interesting information, or I would stumble upon an exciting read. With that said, it has not been easy simply finding one website, store, or person who has been able to provide me a vast variety of sources and topics that could be beneficial for me. This is where I decided to basically start “Philippe’s Library for Personal Development”.

On this website you’ll find content from different authors, journalists, professors, and bloggers. What you will also find are many different topics ranging from emotional intelligence to sports diets or from mindfulness practice to coaching philosophies. I provided a short summary of each blog post to see if it peaks your interest, if so then you can click on the text and it will take you directly to the original source of content.

My hope is that I can help you find more resources, get you interested in more topics, and have you be more efficient in finding content that can positively influence you personally and/or professionally!