By Emilee Smith G’16
Learning is not limited to inside the classroom, and summer break is a great way to catch up on some self-learning and development. We all know that reading is a great way to expand your knowledge, and reading the right materials can also help you in your career. Leadership books, in particular, can inspire you to pursue your dreams and provide advice on how to do so.
Below are a few leadership books to consider:
1. “Lean in For Graduates” by Sheryl Sandberg
After her wildly popular book “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,” Sandberg wrote this newer publication for recent college graduates. Aimed at young professionals, this book provides advice on resumes, interviewing, salary negotiation and how to get the most out of your first job.
2. “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcom Gladwell
An author of modern classics, Gladwell uses this book to influence the way you view success. Analyzing what causes people to be successful, this book can be enjoyed and appreciated by students and seasoned professionals alike.
3.“The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth” by Jeffrey A. Barnes
Written by a college professor, this book analyzes the practices and wisdom of Walt Disney and teaches readers how to emulate Walt as a means for success. This book is especially useful for communications majors and professionals, who can learn from Walt’s storytelling techniques and ability to engage audiences.
Summer is the best time to catch up on some reading. So take some time over the next few months to check out your local library, grab a cup of coffee and improve your career from the comfort of your couch! What books do you recommend for advancing your career?