Books are a haven of knowledge for all those who will take the time to read them. With a wide array of genres to read from, it is imperative to put your reading in perspective and gain as much profit as possible from reading. Apart from fiction for entertainment, and religious books for faith and enlightenment, leadership books especially career based one are very helpful. Leadership books usually cover many topics from finance, time management, career planning and general life lessons. Here are 8 classic leadership and career-based books
The Richest Man In Babylon
“Must not the lender be wise and judge carefully whether his gold can perform a useful purpose to the borrower and return to him once more, or whether it will be wasted by one unable to use it wisely and leave him without his treasures, and leave the borrower with a debt he cannot repay?”
Written by George Samuel Clason, the book uses a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon to teach financial wisdom. The book was originally a series of separate informational pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies, they were bound together and published in book form in 1926. To date, the book remains relevant it dispensing financial advice
Smarter Faster Better
“A sense of control can fuel motivation, but for that drive to produce insights and innovations, people need to know their suggestions won’t be ignored, that their mistakes won’t be held against them. And they need to know that everyone else has their back.”
In “Smarter Faster Better – The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business”, Charles Duhigg uses real-world examples backed by science to explain how productivity habits work, many of the examples stem from notable events in history. The concepts built around how setting goals can lead individuals and organisation to accomplish a lot
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.”
In one of the best-selling books of history, Paulo tells the story of a shepherd boy who travelled for miles and miles to achieve his dreams of becoming an alchemist.The story of Santiago, the shepherd boy on a journey to realize his “Personal Legend” has inspired people all over the world to live their dreams.
“Achievers are given multiple reasons to believe they are failures. But in spite of that, they persevere. The average for entrepreneurs is 3.8 failures before they finally make it in business.”
Renowned motivational speaker John Maxwell takes you on a journey that helps you learn how to strive for achievement lead in spite of failure. He cites historically renowned achievers and their failures and how they managed to overcome.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.”
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was first published in 1988, written by Stephen R. Covey. He provides insight into people management, goal setting and effectiveness at work.