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A Summer Reading List for the Go-Getter

by Lucy Greaney

Summer brings the perfect opportunity to grow your brand, and develop your professional confidence. These books will help you do just that and more!

“Earn It!: Know Your Value and Grow Your Career” by Daniela Pierre-Bravo and Mika Brzezinski

Navigating any career path can be difficult, but this book tells a story of perseverance and grit by a young media professional. In this captivating story told by Daniela Pierre-Bravo and Mika Brzezinski, career advice is presented through a plethora of real-life examples. The reader is guided through Daniela’s anything-but-ordinary path from college to her current job as a booking producer for NBC Universal. Looking to spark a sense of urgency and excitement in your professional life? This is the book for you. If you only have time to read one book this summer, this is the one to prioritize. 

Click here to purchase “Earn It!” from Amazon.

“Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth

How big of an impact does natural talent have on success? This is the question that Angela Duckworth sets out to explain in her 2016 book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”. The secret to success is not found in natural talent, rather it is found in the grit, passion and perseverance of oneself. This excellent read walks through the life of students in their first days at West Point, teachers working in low-income communities and a number of studies done by psychologists. She also shares her tips and findings from a number of interviews with high achievers such as JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. If you need a boost of passion and spirit, this book will be sure to deliver.

Click here to purchase “Grit” from Amazon.

“The Leadership Challenge” by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

A strong workforce is led by strong leadership, a skill that can only be learned and nurtured. This book lays out the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, and the current challenges of businesses everywhere. You will learn how to motivate a team intrinsically, and you will learn when it is the right time to step up and step back to see the bigger picture. Kouzes and Posner believe that a good leader gets the job done, but a GREAT leader inspires, aspires and achieves more. 

Click here to purchase “The Leadership Challenge” from Amazon.

“Crossing the Chasm” by Geoffrey A. Moore

“Crossing the Chasm” provides the high-tech marketing professionals with the opportunity to bring cutting-edge technology to their careers and companies. Moore lays the foundation for the Technology Adoption Life Cycle, which begins with the innovators and ends with the late majority and laggards. He emphasizes the importance of being an innovator and accelerating adoption across every segment. He uses dozens of success and failure stories to paint the picture of marketing strategy in the digital realm. 

Click here to purchase “Crossing the Chasm” from Amazon.

“Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People” by Vanessa Van Edwards

Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin when attending networking events or tend to wonder what your dates really think of you? Vanessa Van Edwards can relate to all introverted people, and she has come up with the advice you need to thrive in social settings. In her book “Captivate”, she walks through the systems behind networking and building meaningful relationships with others. If you are looking to learn the ins and outs of talking to people, and to make every conversation a great experience, this is the book for you.

Click here to purchase “Captivate” from Amazon.

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