As a Coach it’s common practice that we read A LOT to hear other points of views and round out our knowledge on concepts we use while helping others be better employees.

Today I’d like to share with you some of my favorite books that teach you how to succeed in corporate cultures, and all the careers that require you to deliver results.

Go on… read one! What do you have to lose?

Here are my 5 FAVES this week:

#1 Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – Travis Bradberry
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Management.

#2 So Good They Can’t Ignore You – by Cal Newton
Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love.Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before.

#3 Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – by Greg McKeown
By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

#4  Linchpin – by Seth Godin
There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. This book explains how anyone can make a significant impact within their organization.

#5 Power of Habit – by Charles Duhigg
The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.