Career Inspiration: 4 Books To Help You Chart Your Course in 2016
It’s a brand new year, and with it comes a fresh start and new or renewed goals. If 2016 is the year you’re looking to reinvigorate your career, whether that means making a change or growing where you are – here are four books that can help:
This Is Not The Career I Ordered. I wrote this book to provide guidance for anyone struggling with career choice. If you’re ready to switch career gears, and are not sure how to proceed, this book is an excellent resource. You’ll find a section on identifying your transferable skills, as well as a “reinvention toolbox” complete with action steps to help you zero in on your strengths.
You’ll also find encouraging stories about women who’ve changed course and re-ignited their careers – including my own experience, segueing from the world of music to Professional Development. This Is Not the Career I Ordered is a valuable guide supporting you in building your confidence, honoring your passions and finding the right career fit for you. It comes in an audio book version with me narrating!
Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want To Be – Leadership coach, Marshall Goldsmith’s best-selling book focuses on how certain emotional triggers can impact our behavior – which can, in turn, have a profound affect on our careers and personal lives. Goldsmith provides specific steps on how to manage those triggers and respond to life’s challenges in order to lead a happier, healthier life.
The Politics of Promotion: How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead And Stay Ahead – Professional coach, Bonnie Marcus’ book empowers women to take control of their career growth, and offers specific advice on navigating office politics, negotiating raises, and knowing value in the workplace.
Thrive: The Third Metric for Redefining Success And Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder – When HuffPost founder, Arianna Huffington’s best-seller first came out a couple of years ago, it was a clarion call for women to define success on their own terms. If you have not yet read this classic on business and life, I highly recommend it. Huffington drives home the importance of putting ourselves at the top of our lists to create a healthy balance between personal wellbeing and career.