October is National Book Month, a time to celebrate our favorite genres, authors, and topics. Nowadays, with phones at our fingertips, it’s easy to push reading aside in favor of social media, video games, and T.V. Despite all the tech temptation, books continue to play an important role in our lives. They provide an escape, help with self-improvement and serve as an entre into worlds of information. To celebrate the end of National Book Month, we’ve rounded up some top picks for business and personal development. Once there's a title that speaks to you, head to your favorite local bookseller or library and get to reading!1. Dare to Lead - Brene Brown
This book strives to help one overcome fears, practice their values, and be vulnerable. It's a great pick not just for those who are leaders in the workplace, but people who lead in any aspect of their lives.2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
Learn how to be effective in attaining goals while aligning with your values based on the “character ethic.” The steps are designed to help one achieve their fullest potential by changing productivity on a large scale.
3. Radical Candor - Kim Scott
This CEO coach shares the same wisdom she has given to top companies for years. Her book discusses how to give praise, listen, and provide feedback to become a better leader and coworker.
4. Grit - Angela Duckworth
The mission of this book is to share that you don’t just need good business sense to succeed, you need passion and perseverance (aka grit) to make it as a small business.5. Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
An easy read with an important message, this book argues that the key to success is putting time into what you want to achieve.6. The Art of Gathering - Priya Parker
Tired of dull meetings and snooze-inducing conferences? This book will teach you how to gather people in a more meaningful way, whether it is for a birthday party or a small group at the office
For this month and the rest of the year, challenge yourself to crack a book open more often. Consider reading business books as an extension of your workday. You may just learn something on your commute or while waiting to pick up a child that will change the way you operate or conduct business!
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