Just like any muscle, your brain needs exercise to stay strong and healthy. Reading challenges your mind, enhances your memory and improves your recall. Being a great stress relief, reading expands your horizons and lets you witness the world from a new perspective. In fact, immersing in a good book allows you to distance yourself from daily stress and kill routine.
Reading makes life more interesting. If you want to go further in life and succeed in your career but you are confused on what to read, here is a list to help you get on track!
- Go for Gold – John C. MAXWELL
More of a leadership guide that helps you develop your leadership skills on a daily basis. In a world that lacks the witness of great leaders, this book inspires you to become a real leader whether at work or in your daily life. It challenges your status quo and motivates you to invest in yourself. As mentioned: “I believe success is Knowing your purpose in life, Growing to your maximum potential, and Sowing seeds that benefit others”.
- The Tipping Point – Malcolm GLADWELL
Ever wondered why some of the biggest companies nowadays started once as small startups? Well, this book covers all reasons and results of how little things make a big impact and how tiny aspects can go viral. According to Gladwell, the “tipping point” is that moment when an idea becomes a trend and spreads widely.
- The Definitive Book of Body Language – Allan & Barbara PEASE
Whether you are giving a presentation, speaking in a meeting or casually discussing topics, your body language says a lot about you. This book depicts all body gestures and the meanings behind them. Body language is crucial in all forms of communication and acquiring the book’s insightful tips will help you not only in understanding others’ behaviors but in managing yours as well.
- The Steve Jobs Way – Jay Elliott
Steve Jobs: the man who thought different, who believed he could change the world and he did. This book represents a biography of the hardware-software guru through the eyes of his colleague Jay Elliot, Senior VP of Apple. It illustrates as well the managerial and leadership style adopted by Jobs, which can be highly beneficial for your career or entrepreneurial journey.
- Who moved my cheese – Spencer JOHNSON
A light and easy-read book, addressed to anyone in any business field. Change is inevitable and this book helps you deal with change in your work and in your life. The cheese is a metaphor representing what you want in life and the plot portrays where you look for it.
- The Power of NOW – Echkart Tolle
A highly motivational book allowing you to focus on the present moment. It highlights the importance of living in the moment, not worrying about the future, neither dwelling on the past. This spiritual book takes you on an inspiring journey to find your passion and reach it.
- How will you measure your life – Clayton M. CHRISTENSEN
This must-read book provides incredible insights into life’s most challenging questions. Christensen draws upon his business research by offering guidelines for finding purpose and happiness in life. A groundbreaking book intended to inspire you forge your own path to fulfillment and find satisfaction in your career.
- The Art of War – Sun TZU
One of the most famous books on war and business strategies. Although it was written long time ago, this book explains strategies and tactics that still work in today’s world. The rules shared within apply to business markets where it is essential to anticipate the motivations of the competitors.
- The 48 Laws of Power – Robert GREENE
This book unveils the real intentions of some leaders and the strategies that govern their behaviors. It synthesizes as well the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors and seducers throughout the years.
- Vous pouvez être ce que vous voulez être – Paul ARDEN
This book encourages you to dream big, to grow beyond your potential and achieve your goals. It tackles important questions you ask in your daily life and gives you realistic answers you can apply. A mix of images and words that help you adopt the right mindset required to succeed in your career.
When you are determined to succeed, your hunger to explore cannot be quenched. Read, learn, explore and unleash your potential, because anything can be taken away except what you feed your mind with.