As autumn approaches, it’s a time of change and reflection. If you’re searching for motivation as the end of the year approaches or if you just look forward to a cup of tea and a good book, download or flip through one of these bestselling business books:
Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business
Written by Gino Wickman
- Your business is succeeding, but you still feel frustrations between your staff or in your clients’ interactions. In this organizational leadership bestseller, Wickman walks the reader through interactive worksheets outlining the necessary components of leadership, establishing the need for Vision, People, Data, Issues, and Process, before reaching the idea of Traction, which holds the components together.
The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills for Extraordinary Entrepreneurs
Written by Amy Wilkinson
- Stanford professor and author Wilkinson interviewed more than 200 leading entrepreneurs to analyze what “true commonalities” underlies the nature of successful entrepreneurism. Her academic approach is to make entrepreneurism accessible, and she breaks down her research in the form of six fundamental skills that can be learned, practiced, and passed on.
You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life
Written by Jen Sincero
- As the title may suggest, Sincero is a straight-to-the-point life coach who shares her path toward positive visioning, mindfulness, and self love for women everywhere. Female entrepreneurs can often give too much to their business, their family, and their friends—and the well can go dry. With short chapters and punctuated with humorous affirmations, You Are A Badass is a perfect mantra-filled lunch break read.
Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
Edited by Jocelyn K. Glei
- Many business owners cite a structured and purposeful routine as a critical component to success. The 20 creative thinkers who contributed to Manage Your Day-To-Day offer tactical advice—everything from the myth of multi-tasking to questioning whether “inbox zero” is really driving business ROI. This blockbuster from 2013 spawned more than four other volumes in Behance’s 99U series.
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Written by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace
- Pixar Animation may be known for their devastatingly beautiful films like Up, Inside Out, and the Toy Story trilogy, but it their leadership in the industry over the last 20 years that has made them a sought-after expert in organizational creativity. Author and Pixar President Catmull, a computer scientist and creativity guru, writes about team communication, the process behind the best ideas, and the essential importance of risk-taking.
- Bonus: Are you an audiobook fan? Make sure to check out the highly rated audio version of this book
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