How do executives and CEOs manage to reach such high positions? Apart from many reasons, reading books is definitely in the top 5! There are numerous books written for successful people and we managed to pick just the best! So, this is our list of must-read books for anyone who wishes to rise up the career ladder.
Dr. Noelle Nelson – Make more money by making your employees happy
Using examples of successful companies, Dr. Noelle Nelson, a clinical psychologist, evidently shows how you can make your employees happy whilst increasing the revenue and profits. Happy employees mean more productive, passionate and motivated workers, who are the primary reason behind the success of any company.
Daniel Pink – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Directly related to the previous research, this book explains how money and a higher paycheck are not necessarily the top motivators making us work harder and better. Daniel Pink suggests that humans’ need for new knowledge and skills is what’s driving us to become better. The carrot-and-stick approach might have worked before but in the current society it is not the best solution.
Jack Welch – Winning
Being the CEO of General Electric for 20 years Jack Welch definitely knows how to run the company right. His skills and the way of doing business led to 4,000% value uprise for the company. He reveals his tricks and secrets in the book with a promising and motivating name ‘Winning’.
Brian Tracy – Focal Point
Jumping between different tasks without paying much attention to any of them – isn’t that what most of us do? Brian Tracy’s book teaches you to focus on one task at a time and successfully tick it off your to-do list. Improve your organizational skills and become much more productive with this incredibly helpful reading gem.
Joachim de Posada – Don’t eat the marshmallows yet!
This great book with an appealing name discusses results of an experiment: children were offered marshmallows and were given two options: to eat them now or wait a little and get even more. Some went for the first choice, some waited and went for the second. How is it related to adult life? Read it and find out!
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