1) Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Lean In is an insightful nonfiction and business book that has been written by one of the most successful women in the world. Ms. Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, after holding the position of Vice-President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. Ms. Sandberg has extensive knowledge about the difficulties women with ambition face in the workplace. Ms. Sandberg shares learned lessons about how to capitalize on your abilities and receive the equality you deserve.
2) Show Your Work: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon
Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! is a wonderfully written nonfiction book about getting “findable” – technically in an artistic world, it really is a story of how to build your brand, find the right people and being continuously curious – lessons that apply to any career path.
3) Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
An autobiography with humor, Lawson’s book delves into her lifelong battle with mental illness through stories of bad decisions and the ups and downs one can experience. This is a memoir that focuses on the belief that positivity and true happiness (even if it is out of frustration and in spite of her depression) can change a person’s life.
4) Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
Grant’s ability to tell stories and recount studies about business, politics, sports, and entertainment gives compelling lessons about how to be a leader in the path that fits you and advice on defying the conventional when you know you have something to say.
5) Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz
Voss, a retired FBI Hostage Negotiator, knows just how important negotiating is. After spending decades in this career, Voss has seen how important negotiating is in every relationship. In this book, Voss explains a series of unconventional negotiation tactics that he has put to the test many times over.