Recommended Reading for 2012

Thumbnail image for nice girls coverAs one of my new, beginning-of-the-year coaching clients wrote to me, “2012 will be the year!” Whatever your professional goals, don’t overlook the power of reading as a career advancement tool. Here are my top-10 favorite career advancement titles for women. That’s only one book a month, with time off for the summer . . .

How Remarkable Women Lead: the Breakthrough Model for Work and Life, by Joanna Barsh & Susie Crantson

Suits: A Woman on Wall Street, by Nina Godiwalla

Be Heard the First Time! The Woman’s Guide to Powerful Speaking, by Susan Miller

Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

She Wins, You Win: The Most Important Rule Every Businesswoman Needs to Know, by Gail Evans

Tough Choices: A Memoir, by Carly Fiorina

Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It: 99 Ways to Win the Respect You Deserve, the Success You’ve Earned, and the Life You Want, by Lois P. Frankel and Carol Frohlinger

No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power, by Gloria Feldt

Through the Labyrinth: The Truth about How Women Become Leaders, by Alice H. Eagly and Linda L. Carli

Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career, by Herminia Ibarra

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0 Responses to Recommended Reading for 2012

  1. Genevieve January 6, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    I’ve recently read two books well worth reading; Persuasion by Arlene Dickinson and 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, by Erica Diamond.

  2. Ann Daly January 6, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    Thanks for adding to the reading list, Genevieve! Those titles sound terrific. I’m going to check them out.