Book Recommendations

25 Books for Your Professional Development

Need a little bookshelf inspiration?

I’ve pulled together my top 25 favorite non-fiction and professional development books for you.

Here’s a brain dump of some of my favorites across a few different categories of interest, including some confidence-building classics, habit-forming powerhouses, mental fortitude masterpieces, love for the entrepreneur, and just a few goodies for your general reading pleasure.

Enjoy!

 

Classics for Confidence

Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Gallup, Tom Rath ( a book + assessment, win-win)

Start with Why by Simon Sinek 

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 

 

Habit Forming

Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy

Atomic Habits by James Clear

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey 

Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

5 am Club by Robin Sharma

 

Mindset Makeover

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Grit by Angela Duckworth

Power of Now by Eckart Tolle

Rejection Proof By Jia Jiang

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

 

For Entrepreneurial Endeavors

Traction by Gino Wickman

The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stainer

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber 

 

Just Good Inspiration

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Educated by Tara Westover

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey 

Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stainer

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Happy Professional Development reading!

Angie Callen, Founder

I created Career Benders to inspire confident professionals. In just three years, we have helped nearly 500 professionals navigate job searches, nail interviews, and find satisfaction in their careers. We’re here for you!

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