Recommended Books

Warren Buffett famously spends 80% of his day reading.

But you don’t have to be Warren Buffet to benefit from the experience, stories, and methods of those who have been where you want to go. Regardless of where you are in your career journey, reading can open up your mind to new perspectives and insights – and sometimes even some motivation.

Here’s a curated library of our top book selections that cover topics such as succeeding at work, achieving emotional intelligence, managing a team, and more.

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80 20 Principle
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less
What Got You Here
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How successful people become even more successful
The Dictionary of Body Language: A Field Guide to Human Behavior
The Advice Trap
The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever
Fierce Conversations
Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
What Every Body is Saying
What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People
The One Thing
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Ideal Team Player
The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues
Getting to Yes
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
The Coaching Habit
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
Radical Candor
Radical Candor (Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity)
Row the Boat
Row the Boat: A Never-Give-Up Approach to Lead with Enthusiasm and Optimism and Improve Your Team and Culture
Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
Finish What You Start
Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline
Outliers: The Story of Success
The Unforgiving Race
Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness
Dare to Lead
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
The Habit
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Extreme Ownership
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Virtual Training
Virtual Training: The Art of Conducting Powerful Virtual Training that Engages Learners and Makes Knowledge Stick (Jeb Blount)
Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life
The First 90 Days
The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded
You Turn
You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Think Again
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
what color is your parachute
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success
Good to Great
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t
start with why
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
Double Double: How to Double Your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or Less
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Radical Candor
Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean