While working on my associates degree and taking an internship course, I was required to select a book from a provided list to read and write a report on. This was the book I grabbed (primarily because it looked easy to read). Not only was it an easy read, it had an extremely powerful message. The message conveyed was that ultimately YOU make the decision to enjoy what you are doing.
Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun
While attending graduate school, I worked on a project where I had the opportunity to interview the CEO of Cabela's for a paper about leadership. He had mentioned to me that every year he reads this book. It's a quick read with clever humor. Focusing on simple principles related to leadership.
She Wins, You Win: the Most Important Rule Every Businesswoman Needs to Know
As I entered the corporate world, the reality of competiting with the 'good ol' boys club' is still in existance. This book definitely shed light on how to help out my female colleagues. Written by CNN's first female executive vice president, Gail Evans.
Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In On Your Passion
How to take your passion and turn it into profits! This book does a great job of encouraging and empowering entrepreneurs to run full speed with their passions. It's an easy read with a powerful formula to success.
Strength Finders 2.0
This is an excellent book to help you identify your strengths. A few quick chapters and an online assessment will open the doors to a new perspective on one's own productivity and assets. Primary message is why work on your weaknesses, when you can build on your strengths. Love it! I had my whole team read the book and take the assessment to find their strengths. It was a great learning experience, both individually and as a team.
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
If you are looking for some easy to implement techniques that will help you be more productive, then this is the book for you. It's a super quick and easy read.