Remember the days when you had time to sit and read? Remember the days when you wanted to sit and read? Remember those things with covers and pages?
You may of answered yes, no or maybe to the questions above, but many of us still use reading as a method of self development, either in our personal, or professional lives. You may have a stand out book, that changed how you felt about business, that made something inside you click or gave you the strength and knowledge to pursue your dreams. Or, you might not!
Here are some recommendations that we find useful to recommend to our clients to read, and some are suggestions following a discussion on LinkedIn
In no particular order,
- Start with Why by Simon Sinek – Buy at Amazon
Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again?In business, it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters WHY you do it.
- Give and Take by Adam Grant – Buy at Amazon
The motivations behind today’s most successful leaders and entrepreneurs come to a simple yet decisive explanation: there are people who give, people who take, people who match, and people who fake. Our world is filled with these givers, takers, matchers and fakers. Amazingly, those who succeed (not only personally but for their clients and companies) don’t take or match. They give. (Although they’re not necessarily philanthropic.)
- Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant – Buy at Amazon
Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead.
- The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins – Buy at Amazon
How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in 5 seconds. Throughout your life, you’ve had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing “how” to push yourself?
- The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy – Buy at Amazon
No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.