I did not like to read when I was younger. I was involved in sports, gathering the neighborhood kids to play a game in the back yard, traveling with my parents and going to school. Today though, I really enjoy sitting on the back porch and reading. I am not a big fan of fiction. So you will not find any fiction here, but I did want to give you my Top 5 Career Books Of All Time:
1) Getting Unstuck by Timothy Butler is exceptional. This book came to me at just the right time and provided the practical tips to get me unstuck and moving forward.
2) What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles. This book takes you through reflective exercises, provides perspective on job seeking skills and provides exercises to help you gain clarity on your job search.
3) The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Dan Pink. This book is a cartoon and reads like a comic book. There are some terrific nuggets in this book and provides nice perspective.
4) Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl. A holocaust survivor’s perspective on a meaningful life and has great application for work.
5) Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Don’t worry about the name, just read the book. You have hopefully experienced Flow in your work and life. This uncovers the science of it all and helps you go there more frequently.
What are your favorite career books?