Top 6 Books to Read that will Take Your Career to the Next Level

Getting ahead in your career isn’t always easy and day-to-day work life can sometimes feel like you’re heading towards a dead end.  With the right mindset and renewed motivation, you can make great strides up your career ladder towards success. These six books can help kickstart your drive toward a more fulfilling career!

  1. “Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life” by Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard

United States Senator, John McCain says “Treating People Well is an essential guide for getting along and getting ahead in our world today.” Authors, Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard, are both former White House Social Secretaries, with Berman serving under the Bush Administration and Bernard under the Obama Administration. Their unique insights into personal and professional success offer readers advice about boosting your confidence in social situations, building a solid reputation in the workplace and tips on how to shape your skillset.

  1. “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth, PhD

New York Times bestselling author, Angela Duckworth, shares with readers that true success lies in the amount of grit they bring to the table. New York Times book reviewer, Judith Shulevitz says that “Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better.” Duckworth has a long list of speaking engagements, among them is the White House and cadets at WestPoint.

  1. “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Authors, Joko Willink and Leif Babin, are former Navy SEALs who served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, a highly decorated Special Operations unit in the Iraq War. In their book, Willink and Babin teach readers about the SEAL leadership method and offer advice on their best tips for success in any organization. Jared Hamilton, founder and CEO of DrivingSales, says “This book made me a better leader and enabled my entire team [to] step up our game!”

  1. “The Industries of the Future” by Alex Ross

New York Times bestselling author, Alex Ross, is a former Senior Advisor for Innovation who served under the Obama Administration reporting to former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. In his book, Ross shares his extensive knowledge of economic analysis and technological innovation to prepare readers for tomorrow. Ross poses tough questions that challenge readers to constantly think serval steps ahead and to consider the type of work ethic needed to tackle these problems head-on.

  1. “What Color is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers” by Richard Bolles

This book is a worldwide bestseller sold in over 28 countries. Bolles’ 2018 updated guide offers readers tips and tricks to get ahead in their job search and find their dream career. Bolles has over 40 years of experience in the job-search industry and is a member of Mensa and the Society for Human Resource Management. This guide has been read by over 10 million people.

  1. “Climbing the Hill: How to Build a Career in Politics and Make a Difference” by Jaime Harrison and Amos Snead (Pre-Order for September 25)

Authors, Jamie Harrison and Amos Snead, have partnered up to bring readers, both Democratic and Republican, a wonderful insight into local government and policy. The two leaders give advice about building a career in local politics and Congress whilst also staying true to the work at hand. Harrison and Snead speak passionately about public service and advise readers to continue doing meaningful work to improve the country.

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