Delve Into a Book (Or Two)

If you haven’t picked up on this yet, I’m a bookworm. I love a good mystery or historical fiction. But I also enjoy books about self-management, strategy and getting ahead.

I recently participated in the Career MasteryTM Kickstart 2019 and was inspired by the webinars. Each of the experts shared tips and proven career advice. This is my third year participating, and it’s a great way for me to jump start the year.

Another benefit is that most of the experts have published books so I can dive more deeply into relevant topics. Here are seven that I plan to read this year –

Stand Out by Dorie Clark

Becoming a recognized expert is a mysterious and opaque process. Clark explains how to identify the ideas that set you apart, promote them successfully, and build a community of followers.

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

New York Times science writer Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged.

Unstuck by Dan Webster and Randy Gravitt

This is your guide to getting unstuck, breaking free of your comfortable cocoon, and discovering what you are meant to be.

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

I’ve cited this book before, and I am looking forward to rereading it. The Way of the Essentialist involves doing less, but better, so you can make the highest possible contribution.

KNOWN by Mark Schaefer

Becoming known is about approaching your digital life with an intent that establishes the authority, reputation, and audience to achieve your goals.

Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

This communication skills guide will help you achieve personal and professional success one conversation at a time.

Book ChallengeAs I was compiling my list, I saw where May Busch, who hosted Career MasteryTM Kickstart 2019 was participating in a Leadership Book Challenge on Twitter. People post the covers of seven books they have read on leadership and/or leaders. If you are looking for more selections check out #leadershipbook on Twitter.

And feel free to leave your suggestion as a comment to this post.

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