CPD - Contributor Personality Development


Reference Material

Basic Study Material

Sr. Author/s Name of Reference Publisher Edition
1 Illumine Knowledge Resources Pvt. Ltd. (Downloadable from the internet) Contributor Personality Program Workbook (Vols I & II) Illumine Knowledge Resources Pvt. Ltd Latest
2 Illumine Knowledge Resources Pvt. Ltd. (will be made available to all students on the Internet) Contributor Personality Program Active Guide Illumine Knowledge Resources Pvt. Ltd Latest

Reference Books

Sr. Course Title Reference
1 Who is a Contributor
  1. On Contributors, Srinivas V.; Illumine Ideas, 2011
  2. Enlightened Citizenship and Democracy; Swami Ranganathananda, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1989
  3. Personality Development, Swami Vivekananda; Advaita Ashrama
2 The Contributor’s identity
  1. To have or to be, Erich Fromm; Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005
  2. The art of being, Erich Fromm; Continuum International Publishing Group, 1992
  3. Raja Yoga, Swami Vivekananda; Advaita Ashrama
3 The Contributor’s vision of success
  1. Eternal Values for a Changing Society – Vol IV (Ch 25, 35), Swami Ranganathananda; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1993
  2. Karma Yoga, Swami Vivekananda; Advaita Ashrama
4 The Contributor’s vision of career
  1. Six Pillars of Self Esteem , Nathaniel Branden; Bantam, 1995
  2. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol S. Dweck; Random House Publishing Group, 2007
5 The scope of contribution
  1. Awakening India, Swami Vivekananda; Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi, 2011
  2. Eternal Values for a Changing Society – Vol IV (Ch 35), Swami Ranganathananda; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1993
  3. Lasting Contribution: How to Think, Plan, and Act to Accomplish Meaningful Work, Tad Waddington; Agate Publishing, 2007
6 Embarking on the journey to contributor ship
  1. Vivekananda: His Call to the Nation, Swami Vivekananda; Advaita Ashrama
  2. Eternal Values for a Changing Society – Vol IV (Ch 33), Vol III (Ch 19, 21, 30) Swami Ranganathananda; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1993
  3. Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Swami Vivekananda; Advaita Ashrama
7 Design Solutions
  1. Why not?: how to use everyday ingenuity to solve problems big and small, Barry Nalebuff, Ian Ayres; Harvard Business School Press, 2003
  2. How to Have a Beautiful Mind, Edward De Bono; Vermilion, 2004
8 Focus on value
  1. The value mindset: returning to the first principles of capitalist enterprise (Ch 8 & 9); Erik Stern, Mike Hutchinson; John Wiley and Sons, 2004
  2. Managing for Results, Peter F. Drucker; HarperCollins, 2009
9 Engage deeply
  1. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal, Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz; Simon and Schuster, 2003
10 Think in Enlightened Selfinterest
  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey; Simon and Schuster, 2004
  2. Creating Shared Value, Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer; Harvard Business Review; Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 89 Issue 1/2
11 Practice Imaginative Sympathy
  1. Eternal Values for a Changing Society – Vol IV (Ch 8, 10, 23, 35, 37), Swami Ranganathananda; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1993
  2. Eternal Values for a Changing Society – Vol III (Ch 18), Swami Ranganathananda; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1993
12 Demonstrate Trust Behavior
  1. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything, Stephen M. R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill, Stephen R. Covey; Free Press, 2008
  2. Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality, Henry Cloud; HarperCollins, 2009
  3. Responsibility at work: how leading professionals act (or don't act) responsibly, Howard Gardner; John Wiley & Sons, 2007
13 Resume Building
  1. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, Richard Nelson Bolles; Ten Speed Press, 2011
  2. The what color is your parachute workbook: how to create a picture of your ideal job or next career, Richard Nelson Bolles; Ten Speed Press, 2011
14 Group Discussions (GDs)
  1. Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice, Gloria J. Galanes, Katherine Adams; McGrawHill, 2004
15 Interview Skills
  1. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, Richard Nelson Bolles; Ten Speed Press, 2011
  2. The what color is your parachute workbook: how to create a picture of your ideal job or next career, Richard Nelson Bolles; Ten Speed Press, 2011

General References

Sr. Author/s Name of Book Publisher Edition
1 Swami Ranganathananda Universal Message of the Bhagavad Gita (Vol 1-3) Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata Latest
2 Swami Ranganathananda Eternal Values for a Changing Society (Vol 1- 4) Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Latest
3 Asim Chaudhuri Vivekananda: A Born Leader Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata Latest
4 Swami Vivekananda Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda (Vol 1-9) Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata Latest
5 Swami Vivekananda Letters of Swami Vivekananda Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata Latest