As a budding career woman, I enjoy reading books on Career and Entrepreneurship. I believe every 9-5er should have the mindset of an entrepreneur….I am sharing some of my favorite books below, it covers Career/Entrepreneurship/Business.
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1. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This book changed my life. I had difficulty communicating with people and was totally blank as to how to keep conversations going, but I read this book and my social life took a new turn. It has been in print for over 70 years, and has been tagged one of the bestselling books of all time. Dale Carnegie is a genius for putting this piece together. This book is practical and you get tips on how to win people to your way of thinking, ways to make people like you (yes,you read that right haha), how to handle people..Buy the book already lol.
2. The Smart Money Woman Arese Ugwu
I can tell you this for free, this book is amazing. I always knew I had to look for a way to multiply my savings but I didn’t know how to go about it. This book tackles debt, spending, it kicks against impulse buying and helps you to develop the mindset/habit of saving plus every chapter includes practical money lessons. It is such an interesting book. A MUST READ.
3. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook, she has a wealth of knowledge. She was listed on the Fortune’s list; ’50 Most Powerful Women in Business’ and is also one of Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’, cool right?
This book would help you realize that there are great opportunities out there and every woman deserves a seat at the table. You would challenge the status quo and your vocabulary would change from ‘Impossible’ to ‘I am Possible’
4. Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck
Sallie Krawcheck is the Co-founder and CEO of Ellevest, an innovative digital investment platform that is designed to help women reach their financial goals. While some books tell you to ‘act like a man’ in the workplace so you get equal opportunities, this book tells you to accept the fact that you’re a woman. She highlights the skills that are innate in women and how these skills shape businesses. She also places importance on asking for constructive feedback from the people that matter in the workplace.
5. The Strategist by Cynthia Montgomery
Cynthia Montgomery highlights that a lot of businesses have separated Leadership from Strategy. “No matter how hard you and your people work, no matter how wonderful your culture, no matter how good your products, or how noble your motives, if you don’t get strategy right, everything else you do is at risk.” In this book, you learn how to be a strategist, you develop strategy wheels, strategy statements etc..she asked thought provoking questions. For example, ‘If your company disappeared today, would the world be different tomorrow’? it is definitely a must read for both employees and employers in my opinion.
6. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
This book is regarded as ‘a classic of business thinking’. Basically, Stephen Covey taught on responsibility, one of the ways we can expand our influence is by working on ourselves, we need to be the change we want to see around us. He highlights the relationship between empathy and influence. It’s a must read.!
7. E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber
This one is another masterpiece, Michael Gerber is so wise. He discussed how in every human there are three personalities; The entrepreneur, the manager and the technician.The balance of these personalities determines the success/failure of any business. When I read this book , I was stunned. It’s a great read.
Have you read any of these books? Do you have any good recommendations? please leave a comment 🙂