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Recommended Business Books for Professionals

Many of these books will help you manage your time, relationships and employees.

Getting Thing Done Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.

The Power of Habit: Why We do What We Do in Life and Business The Power of Habit: Why We do What We Do in Life and Business
By Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg introduces us to scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL , Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

The Power of Habit: Why We do What We Do in Life and Business Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential
By John Whitmore

John Whitmore was a pioneer in the coaching profession and in his latest edition of his well respected book Coaching for Performance he will help you manage your employees through effective coaching...

The Checklist Manifesto The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
By Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande use his own experience as a surgeon to help other professionals appreciate the value of checklists to be successful through consistent quality.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
By Patrick Lencioni

Lencioni reveals through this fable the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 StrengthsFinder 2.0
By Tom Rath

Discover your top talents through the StrengthsFinder assessment. Use those talents to grow your practice with ease and understanding.

The Art of SpeedReading Peoplex` The Art of SpeedReading People: How to Size Up and Speak Their Language
by Paul Tieger

The Art of Speed Reading People offers a valuable tool for sizing up people & speaking their language. This book helps you use the power of Personality type to communicate more effectively in business and life.

The E-Myth Revisited The EMyth Revisited: Why Most Small Business Don't Work and What to Do About It
by Michael E. Gerber

How to grow your business in a productive and predictable way.

The 80-20 Principle The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less
by Richard Koch

The 80-20 principle is one of the great secrets of highly effective people and organizations. Did you know, for example, that 20 percent of customers account for 80 percent of revenues?

Getting Past No Getting Past No: Negotiating in difficult situations
by William Ury

William Ury will help you deal with tough people, tough times, and tough negotiations. You don't have to get mad or get even. Instead, you can get what you want!

Working With Emothional Intelligence Working With Emotional Intelligenc
by Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman identifies the skills and competencies of emotional intelligence and explains that EI matters more than IQ.

Working With Emothional Intelligence Smart Questions: The Essential Strategy for Successful Managers
by Dorothy Leeds

Whether you manage one person or hundreds, asking the right question at the right time is one of the most valuable skills you can have. It’s what distinguishes a good manager from a great one. This definitive guide shows you how to ask for the most from your staff—and get it!

Book Images/Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life Nonviolent Communucation: A Language of Life
by Marshall B. Rosenberg

This book that will help you improve the quality of your personal and professional relationships.

Finding Flow Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Csikszentmihalyi found that people were happiest when most absorbed in their actions, a state he termed flow.

Managing the Professional Service Firm Managing the Professional Service Firm
By David H. Maister

David Maister offers a guide to every management issue at play in professional firms.

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time
By Susan Scott

This book will help you deal with difficult business conversations.

Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time
By Bill McGowan

Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan’s simple Principles of Persuasion, which are highly effective and easy to learn, implement, and master.

How to say no without feelingh guilty How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty: And Say Yes to More Time, More Joy, and What Matters Most to you Without Feeling Guilty
By Patti Breitman and Connie Hatch

This is a book worth reading if you find it difficult to say no, as the book is loaded with scripts that will help you say no.

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