12 Must-Read Books for Career Success

1. “What Color is Your Parachute?” by Richard Bolles

“What Color is Your Parachute” has been dubbed the world’s popular job-search book with its long-trusted guidance for job-hunters and career-changers.

2. “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy

“The Compound Effect” offers readers the real deal when it comes to becoming a success – no gimmicks, no secret recipe and no magic bullet.

3. “Emotional Intelligence 2.0″ by Travis Bradberry and Jean Graves

“Emotional Intelligence 2.0”  offers a step-by-step program to help increase your emotional intelligence.

4. “Good to Great” by Jim Collins

In “Good to Great,” author Jim Collins identifies and evaluates the factors and variables that allow a small fraction of companies to make the transition from merely good to truly great.

5. “The Leader Who Had No Title” by Robin Sharma

In this book, readers will learn how to work with and influence people, regardless of your position; how to recognize and then seize opportunities in times of deep change.

6. “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield

“The Success Principles™” teaches readers how to increase their confidence, tackle daily challenges, realize their ambitions and live their life with passion and purpose.

7. “Grit” by Angela Duckworth

In her book “Grit,” author and psychologist Angela Duckworth explains that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a passionate persistence.

8. “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson

“The Slight Edge” is a way of thinking and processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire.

9. “The Goal” by Eliyahu M Goldratt

The book focuses on the key goals for successful companies and that it is the team of all employees that creates synchronization to create success.

10. “The Power of Full Engagement” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

In this book, authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate how managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health.

11. "The Only Move that Matters is your Next One" by Jenny Blake

Jenny Blake normalized the process of wanting to switch gears, trying something new in your career, especially when you don't know where to go next.

12. "The Startup of You" by Reid Hoffman

According to Hoffman, no matter what profession you're in, you are a business. As such, you have a responsibility to maintain, preserve and expand your assets.



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