5 books to foster your employee’s professional development

April 24, 2017

In Management & Organizational Performance

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One of the most useful things you can do as a team manager is encourage your employees to keep learning. Online courses, webinars and conferences can make all the difference in motivating your workers. After being exposed to new information, they’re more likely to bring a fresh perspective and energy to their work. But there’s an even simpler and more affordable way to help them thrive: make professional development books available! Here are five absolutely transformative books written to encourage readers to capitalize on their strengths.

Time Management

Eat That Frog!

How often do you hear the phrases “I’m running out of time” or “if I only had more time”? No matter the industry or position, no one escapes priority management. Eat That Frog will help you discover that being successful doesn’t mean crossing everything off your to-do list – it’s about focusing on the more important tasks and getting them done properly.

Leadership and Communication

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Written in 1937, this book was one of the first bestsellers in professional development. With over 15 million copies sold worldwide, its insights are still relevant today. It’s based on the idea that the ability to express oneself, show leadership, and arouse enthusiasm among others is the primary factor in business success. The author illustrates his point with examples and anecdotes, while putting forward techniques to better manage interpersonal relationships. It’s a classic that shows no signs of falling out of fashion!

Personal Finance

The Total Money Makeover

The author proposes a step-by-step action plan to overcome debts and achieve personal “financial health.” Filled with humor and examples, the book is written in simple, clear and accessible language. Its message should be placed in the hands of all in this era of consumption!


The Chimp Paradox

Jeff Haden exposes what we believe to be motivation as a myth. He brilliantly challenges our ideas of what true motivation looks like. Pick up this book if you need a fresh perspective on how to gain some confidence and get more done.

Finding Your Passion

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

For most, a challenging question to answer is “What’s your passion?” The Element brings a fresh perspective to talent, passion and achievements, helping readers discover themselves in a new light.


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