Five Personal Development Books to Read Before January

November 10th, 2016


Are you looking for books to add to your holiday gift list?

While the latest bestselling novel is always a choice, there is real benefit in reading personal development books to boost your career or kick start your job search for the New Year. Here are five personal development books recommend by Partnership Employment, one of the leading job agencies in Chicago.

Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead by Lazlo Bock

If you’ve ever wanted an inside look at how Google has changed the workplace for the better, Work Rules! will get you there. It changes the way we look at the culture of work, how management should interact with employees, and behavioral economics.

The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman

You can’t go wrong with learning more about how people and businesses work together in a book by the founder of LinkedIn. The Alliance can give more insights on how the new employment age will work and ideas for taking business to the next level in our generation.

Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows

Crisis solving has never been more important, and Thinking in Systems is a guide to help individuals tackle personal and global problems using simple steps. She encourages readers to continue learning, embrace positivity, and learn systems that will empower everyone.

Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes

In his book Nonsense, Holmes explores what is like to work with ambiguity in our daily lives. While not knowing can be overwhelming, the real art is in how we deal with information we don’t yet know. It will show readers how to learn to work with uncertainty and use it to help them make better decisions in the future for their lives and their careers.

The Organized Mind by Daniel Levitin

Another book about how we deal with too much information in this digital age is The Organized Mind. The key for Levitin is organization; both physically and mentally. The book demonstrates success stories from the business world to help everyone increase their organizational skills and succeed in their careers.

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