career Category

Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact by Nick Morgan

Let’s talk about power cues. Which really means – let’s talk about the sort of advice that you can stash in your wonder-woman-at-work file. (or superman file if you prefer) Things like this: when feeling unconfident, duck into the bathroom or an empty meeting room and adopt a super woman pose (hands on hips, feet […]

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The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday

Definitely not a marketing book, but I have read Ryan’s other two books (here and here) so I thought I’d finish out the set. This one is much more self-helpy, but in a businessey sort of way. (yes those are words, on my blog they are anyway). What I love about Ryan’s work is how […]

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Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun

I read this before a presentation I had to give at work – and I giggled throughout!  Thought it was pretty rare to find a book on public speaking that’s funny (rather than fear inducing) but this one delivers. If you buy it I suggest skipping right to the back appendix where you can read […]

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Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life by Arianna Huffington

I had already seen Arianna’s TED talk before I read her book. So I had a slight hunch that it might feature quite a bit about sleeping! And it does, amongst a host of other wellbeing type topics. The basic premise of the book is success is more than our careers, it’s our entire lives […]

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I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know by Kate White

Thank you Kate White. Thank you for writing a book that I wished I picked up years and years ago when I first graduated and set about trying to make a go of this ‘career thing’. I believe your book is essential reading for anyone wanting a career – rather than just a job. What […]

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I’d Rather Be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader’s Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power, and Joy at Work by Charlotte Beers

Okay I’m the first to admit that I love a good career, ‘improve yourself’ type book…. so I was surprised to find that I rebelled against this one a little. Some good general advice and obviously from a woman who knows her shit! For me, it was a little too psychologist-couch style… look into yourself, […]

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