One Small Step Can Change Your Life The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer, Ph.D.
This book is a self help book that focuses on the notion of Kaizen or taking continuous small steps to create lasting sucess. Kaizen draws from the management technique of Dr. Edward Deming called continuous improvement.
Robert Maurer contends that Kaizen short circuits fear by using small steps that are not overwhelming to reach your goals. He describes simple steps to start dieting, stop smoking, be more nurturing, and enjoy life more.
Some of the ways he suggests to use Kaizen are; ask small questions, think small thoughts, take small actions, solve small problems, bestow small rewards, and identify small moments. These are also chapter headings in the book.
Robert Maurer, Ph.D. is a psychologist. He uses Kaizen in his practice to improve peoples lives. There are examples of how he has used it to help a man stop becoming enraged on the road, help a person find a mate, and start a successful diet. If you want to understand a working process of how to create incremental change in your life this book is a solid introduction. It is not about innovation which is a separate, but complementary approach to change.