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Cheryl
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Chre M. Davis, M.S.Ed.
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Administrator | Educator | Intrapreneur
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I always recommend The Four Agreements.
Jessica Clark
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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A book I was surprised that helped me in my career was “You are a Badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life” by Sincero.... the title is a bit crude, but..... The book has some very helpful strategies and ways of looking at things that can be applied to personal life and career.
Nicole Baker
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Technical Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI
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"The Proximity Principal" by Ken Coleman is very good. Shows you a different yet highly effective way to job hunt.
Elga
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Consumer Products Project Strategist
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Love this post! Thank you everyone for sharing your reads. These are some of my recommendations... On the multi-generational workplace: Sticking Points, How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places they Come Apart by Hayden Shaw For a quick motivational & leadership read, try 212 degrees The Extra degree by S.L Parker Thinking about a career pivot? Check out Switchers by Dr. Dawn Graham Feeling imposter syndrome? Explore: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women by Valerie Young
Mary Angela Baker
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Thought Leader, Educator, Advocate for Women
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Do not hesitate – get yourself a copy of “How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job,” by women’s leadership expert Sally Helgesen and coaching legend Marshall Goldsmith. At first I was put off by the negative title, but the book offers practical solutions to enhance your career and help you grow and thrive in your profession. I have had conversations with college-age women to senior level women and this book applies across generations and positions. I strongly suggest it as a book club choice. Or, create a spontaneous book club with other women in your professional circle to discuss. It is well worth the investment of time. Twelve Habits 1. Reluctance to Claim Your Achievements; 2. Expecting Others to Spontaneously Notice and Reward Your Hard Work; 3. Overvaluing Expertise; 4. Building Rather than Leveraging Relationships; 5. Failing to Enlist Allies from Day One; 6. Putting Your Job Before Your Career; 7. The Disease to Please; 8. The Desire to be Perfect; 9. Speaking While Emotional; 10. Minimizing; 11. Ruminating; and 12. Letting Your Radar Distract You.
Krista Coutts
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Marketing Professional, Cross-Functional Leader
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If your are going thru any transition for your career...think about reading "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle! Lots of great "ah-has" in this book!
Rosalina Banaban
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Sr HR Manager in Seattle, WA
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Hi Cheryl, Welcome and congratulations on your first post! Great books you've selected! I feel that any professional and self-development books are always helpful to learn from. I have the following recommendations to add to your list (these books so far have been pivotal in my leadership role & learned from a recent HR seminar I attended): - Start With Why by Simon Sinek - Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek - You can be Perfect or you can be Happy by Karith Foster
Stacey Champagne
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Founder & CEO of Hacker in Heels
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Daring Greatly by Brene Brown Own It by Sally Krawcheck Build Your Dream Network by J. Kelly Hooey
Yvette
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Nonprofit Data Expert
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How to Win Friends and Influence People always makes this list for a reason. It remains solid. What Color Is Your Parachute is another reliable classic.
Cara Houser
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Be Audacious - carahouser.com
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Mindset by Dr Carol Dweck + The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stonier Welcome!