Summer is coming to a close, the weather is cooling off, and we’re spending more time indoors. As the season ends, it marks a time to reflect on where you are in your career and where you aspire to be.
Are you hoping for a promotion?
A career change?
Perhaps you’re wrapping up school and looking for a competitive edge over other applicants?
Whatever your goals may be, our team put together a list of five great reads that will inspire, encourage, and equip you to succeed. We hope you enjoy these books as much as we have!
Check out these books if you want to be...
1. If You Want To Be A Better Leader
Work is more meaningful when we know the reason behind what we’re doing. However, most of our lives we’re told what to do, but not why we should do it. Simon Sinek’s Start With Why dives into the principal of leading with the “why” and how to use it to become great leaders.
2. If You Want To Be Fearless
Mistakes happen no matter who you are. It’s how you overcome the mistakes that help you learn and grow. In Permission To Screw Up by Kristen Hadeed, Kristen shares her experience (and mistakes) she’s had with her company, Student Maid. In the book, she dismisses the idea that leaders and organizations need to be perfect. Instead, she encourages learning by taking action and embracing failures, rather than waiting and thinking.
3. If You Want To Inspire Others
Servant leadership is the concept that managers and company leaders should aspire to serve their employees. This goes against the traditional company structure where managers expect their employees to serve them. The Serving Leader by Ken Jennings dives into this principle and gives ways to implement servant leadership tactics within your organizations.
4. If You Want To Help Grow The Company
Is your company growing? Are processes in place to sustain the growth? If not, give Jim Collin’s bestselling book, Good To Great a read. Jim describes the framework for how companies can make the step from good to great, and how and why some companies fail to make the transition.
5. If You Want To Improve Company Culture
Former President of Starbucks, Howard Behar helped establish Starbucks’ company culture. His book, It’s Not About The Coffee, reveals critical leadership principles that helped shape Starbucks “people over profits” mentality.
Want more resources to help you succeed in your career? Our team of experts can help you understand what YOU need for career success. We use proven assessments of personality type, interests, and strengths to create a strategy for your future growth and development. Contact us for more information.