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Reading List: The Best Motivating Career Books

At the beginning of the year it’s hard not think about all the potential for 2019. If one of your resolutions is to find a new job or excel at your current career, we’ve got the most motivating careers books to add to your nightstand. From classics that still resonate today to modern advice for opening your own business, read up on our reading list below.

Pivot: The only move that matters is your next move by Jenny Blake
Jenny Blake is the former development program manager of Google and believes in the power of pivoting to a new position based on the strengths you have in your current role. In Pivot, Blake reveals how to make your next career move by focusing on what’s already working and “pivoting” to your next role. This book is for those looking to make a move in a similar industry, but not ready for an entire career change.

Radical Candor: Be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity by Kim Scott
Managing a team can be a challenge and Kim Scott has crafted a new work philosophy to help managers achieve results. In Radical Candor, Scott teaches her method of how managers should “care personally” while also “challenge directly.” Her book shares advice for leaders on how to build a team, achieve results and create a culture of feedback.

How to Win Friends & Influence People: by Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie’s time-tested advice still resonates today even after first being published in 1936. Over 30 million copies have been sold of How to Win Friends and for good reason. It’s a must read for anyone who is just starting out in the workforce or looking to get re-motivated.

She Means Business: Turn your ideas into reality and become a wildly successful entrepreneur by Carrie Green.
In She Means Business, Carrie Green provides personal anecdotes for how she became a successful entrepreneur. The book inspires and empowers those with ideas and provides strategies for how to make a business happen. The advice is both realistic and practical and speaks to anyone looking to follow their dreams of owning their own business.

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