Ambitious women often find themselves exhausted from the challenges that come with a traditional 9-5 job and many decide to branch out on their own. This risky yet brave step often requires one to seek resources and tools. Business books in digital form and audio make finding business resources on marketing, leadership, business culture, inspiration and self-development tools incredibly accessible.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best business books to consider adding to your reading list in 2019. The categories we cover are Management & Leadership, Business Culture, Finance/Money, Self-Development, Marketing/Sales and Inspiration/Memoir.
Management & Leadership
Leadership skills and training doesn’t just apply to managers these days. For those who find themselves in a leadership role, whether it’s a small team or hundreds of employees, these books are ones you’re going to want to check out.
Dare to Lead – Brene Brown
Radical Candor – Kim Scott
Multipliers – Liz Weizman, Gregg McKeown
The Fearless Organization – Amy C. Edmondson
Workplace culture is an increasingly talked about topic in the world of business. It examines the behaviors and core values that lead to the social and psychological environment of the organization. If you’re interested in gleaning a better understanding of what workplace culture is, we recommend these.
Creativity, Inc – Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace
Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility – Patty McCord
Not all personal and business finance books are created equal. Our selection covers everything from income stream diversification, money mindset, self-worth and a guide for ambitious women who want to make big career moves but not lose themselves in the process. Fran Hauser
You Are A Badass At Making Money – Jen Sincero
Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms – Amanda Steinberg
There’s no shame in wanting to take a step inward and hone in on the areas we wish to improve. These self-development books are a motivating way to help you develop certain skills to help you continue moving forward as an entrepreneur.
The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins
Grit – The Power of Passion & Perseverance – Angela Duckworth
The Confidence Code – Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
Building relationships with your customers is arguably one the most important aspects of any business. You can’t grow without understanding how to reach, speak to and serve your customers. These books will show you the strategies and tips that will keep your businesses competitive in the marketplace.
The One Hour Content Plan – Meera Kothand
Everybody Writes – Ann Handly
These inspiring accounts of women in business are staples to have on your bookshelf. Pull one out when you’re looking for a dose of encouragement or keep on your coffee table for all to see.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg
Becoming Michelle Obama – Michelle Obama
In the Company of Women – Grace Bonney
Own It: The Power of Women at Work – Sally Krawchek
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