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10 Jan, 2018

Professional Development Reading List

Melissa Hollinshead

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Looking to step up your professional game this year? Check out the below list of professional development books and authors recommended by SMPS DC members.

Have a book to add to this list? Tweet at us (@smpsdc) and we’ll add your recommendation to the list.

  • BE...the winning presentation by Dena Wyatt
  • Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
  • Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson and Joseph Grenny
  • Drive by Daniel Pink
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
  • FMI Quarterly - industry-specific insight on strategy, market research, and leadership
  • FYI: For Your Improvement by Michael Lombardo and Robert Eichinger
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • Harvard Business Review (website) - highly relevant topics for business and leadership
  • Influence by Robert Cialdini
  • Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Linchpin by Seth Godin
  • Lincoln on Leadership by Donald Phillips
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Psychology Today (website) - the latest research on human behavior and what drives decision-making
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  • Small Giants by Bo Burlingham
  • Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  • StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  • Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
  • Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
  • The Heart of Leadership by Mark Miller
  • The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
  • The Present by Spencer Johnson
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  • Your Brain at Work by David Rock