5 More Books All Professionals Should Read

1. The 360° Leader - John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell, the leadership super-guru offers up an insightful and intelligent piece of work which is an absolute must read for all professionals who wish to lead from the middle of the business they work for. Maxwell explains how a person can develop their leadership influence even when they are not the top-dog in the business.

Learn how to overcome challenges and gain the skills necessary to become a 360° leader within your organisation.


2. The One Minute Manager - Kenneth H. Blanchard

This book is worshipped within the world of business. For decades, millions of Fortune 500 company managers have relied upon the advice and techniques espoused by the book to help them improve their productivity, job satisfaction and personal wealth.

Though the original is well worth a read, the updated version, ‘The New One Minute Manager’, is adapted for the modern business world. 



3. How To Win Friends And Influence People - Dale Carnegie

Carnegie’s book has been revered and relied upon by professionals since 1936 and it is little wonder why. Simply timeless, it is still as relevant today as it was 80 years ago. It contains rock-solid techniques, advice and business principles which have weathered the test of time. Learn how to make people like you, how to win them over to your way of thinking, and how to change them. This book will help you realise your full potential in today’s hugely competitive world.  


4. Personal Power - Anthony Robbins

If you want to make a change in your life, but you have no idea where to begin, then pick up a copy of the Personal Power Series along with the audio CD. ‘Personal Power’ is an interactive experience which requires your full attention. This proven step-by-step program has dramatically altered the lives of professional athletes, world leaders and business heavy-weights the world over. Figure out exactly what you want, what is holding you back from getting it and embark upon the right course of action to change your life for the better.


5. 7 Habits Of Highly Successful People - Stephen R. Covey

This 1989 bestseller is one of the most influential business and self-help audio-books of all time and is worthy of your undivided attention. Covey teaches you how to solve your professional and personal problems using a holistic and integrated approach based upon the principles of human dignity, and living with fairness, integrity, honesty.

This article was originally published on PersonnelConcept.com.au