Top 7 Books to Read Secretly on How to Develop People Skills

Finding opportunities to develop people skills is critical to one’s success in the job market. Why?

Professionals cannot succeed if they fail to get along with colleagues, rise above workplace dramas, and build productive relationships.

I am guessing you want to succeed. Don’t you? But you may wonder, “how can I sharpen my people skills?”


This post brings you some answers. It describes 7 books that help develop people skills in no time. But you gotta keep this stuff secret. You will discover why as you read them. 


Why don’t we get over the books one by one? 


1. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. This classic teaches how to make more friends and stop making enemies. If you don’t want your colleagues to hate you, read this book.   


2. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. Reading this book will help rise above office politics, dramas, and power struggles. This book can also help you leverage power at work and in life in general. 


3. The Laws of Human Nature. This bestseller by Robert Greene is not for the faint of heart. It presents the ABC of what motivates and drives people’s actions. Reading this publication will help you understand the art of self-protection and view why most people put up a façade. Please read it secretly. 

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4. Talking to Strangers– This gem by Malcolm Gladwell will encourage you to examine your biases and avoid making regrettable mistakes in your daily interactions with people you do not know. 

5. Art of Seduction. In this book, the maestro of soft skills, Robert Greene, teaches how to charm others and protect yourself against seducers. The title says it all.

6. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. Do you want to win in the game of influence and build lasting success? Read this classic and apply Robert B. Cialdini’s insights. 

7. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. This book by the former FBI hostage negotiator Chriss Voss discusses the secret of successful negotiations. 

Do you have questions on how to develop people skills? 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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