Made to Stick

Made to Stick

Rating: 5/5 | I am always looking for ways to learn new things, especially as it helps me get closer to accomplishing my professional goals. As a result, I've read a lot of books in this "self-help-for-business" genre. At this point, I sometimes feel like I've read all the advice before. This book pleasantly surprised me; all of it was engaging and entertaining as well as educational and thought-provoking. I learned something new and related the lessons back to my experiences with every turn of the page. (Click the post to read more.)

Own It: The Power of Women at Work

Own It: The Power of Women at Work

Rating: 4/5 | I picked up this book because I'd heard about Ellevest, Sallie Krawcheck's entrepreneurial venture. It's an investment platform by and for women, with a unique, proprietary algorithm that tailors to women's unique salary curve and expected lifespan. I wanted to learn more about the company, and I wanted to learn more about her. I was not disappointed! (Click the post to read more.)

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating A Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating A Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Rating: 3/5 | Some self-help books are amazing. This one wasn't bad, but it didn't necessarily open my eyes to anything revolutionary. Arianna Huffington is an impressive woman, and she writes well. She also has a lot of interesting stories and snippets of knowledge that keep this book engaging. (Click the post to read more.)

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

Rating: 5/5 | I didn't study English or literature in college, but I wish I had taken at least one or two classes. I love to read, and I'm sure there are deeper meanings I'm missing. I did some poking around online to figure out the best way to get started, and I found my way to this book. If you find yourself in a similar situation, I recommend that you do too. (Click the post to read more.)

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Rating: 5/5 | This book seems like it is the original from which all other leadership books have been born. Dale Carnegie's advice is simple, straightforward, and timeless. Nothing is revolutionary, but it is all framed in a way that makes it easy to remember and apply in your daily life. (Click the post to read more.)

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of Wizards

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of Wizards

Rating: 5/5 | Many of you in the leadership world may have heard of Tom Morris’ famous book, If Aristotle Ran General Motors. In it, he discusses how the principles addressed by great historic philosophers translate to the business world today. Many major organizations face questions about ethics, human nature, and competitive excellence. According to Morris, the great thinkers of old had much to say on these subjects. (Click the post to read more.)