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7 Personal Development Books Serious Professionals Should Study

What personal development books are you reading?   

You want to be smart, sharp, and innovative. But becoming a reference in the job market is hard. And it’s even more difficult when you don’t know which personal development books to read.

You want to become a better talent, but you are busy and can’t afford to spend your hard-earned money on average books. So, where should you start? 

This post offers some help. It recommends 7 personal development books that will help you become a more valuable team member. 

Let’s go over them one by one.   

1- The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done. This book by Peter F. Drucker teaches that we are all executives and that we should spend our time and energy on getting the right things done. 

2- Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team. This book by Simon Sinek teaches how to find purpose, stay motivated, and accomplish fulfilling work. 

3- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. This book by David Allen will teach you to be highly productive.  

4- The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great PerformanceIn this book, Tony Schwartz teaches how to be productive and, at the same time, maintain a decent work-life balance.   

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5- The War of Art Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield teaches how to deal with what’s preventing you from reaching your full potential. It’s a must-read.  

6- So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. Cal Newport shares a blueprint in this book that might you turn your whole career around. Want to be a reference in your field? Read this book.  

7- 21 Lessons for the 21st CenturyThis book by Yuval Noah Harari provides insights on how to prepare for and deal with 21st-century issues and challenges.    

Have questions about building a robust personal development system?  Shoot the CBL Team an email and check out our book: Creating Winning Career Systems.

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Coach Teddy Edouard is a lifelong learner, public speaker, writer, blogger and vlogger. He is the founder of Coaching for Better Learning, where he helps people and institutions build systems that lead to lasting improvement, growth, and success. He also teaches professionals how to protect their careers and use artificial intelligence (AI) as a career improvement ally.

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