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Great books for professionals who want to advance in the workplace


Posted on July 29, 2015 by Sarah Handy ’10.

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For those who are seeking a few summer reading books to enhance your upward mobility in the workplace (or even just to improve upon your personal network), here are a few suggestions:

  • "How to Win Friends and Influence People," by Dale Carnegie is a wonderful book if you are seeking to enhance your people skills.
  • "What Every Body is Saying," by Joe Navarro is also a great read for those wishing to learn to read body language, along with any book by Paul Ekman (A particular favorite was "What the Face Reveals")
  •  "Definitive Book of Body Language," by Barbara and Allan Pease, is another wonderful book for decoding body language.
  •  "The Gift of Fear," by Gavin de Becker is more about following intuition to avoid dangerous situations.
  • "Complete Novels and Stories," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (be sure to get the unabridged version) is technically more of a series of short stories. You may find yourself paying more attention to the small details in life because you realize that each detail builds upon another until you have the big picture.

Now one more suggestion, for pure beach fun reading:

  •  "Fahrenheit 451," by Ray Bradbury, this one is a classic dystopian fiction read for the beach or if you'd prefer, "Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux is another fun fast-paced fiction thriller.