Books can not only inspire people through memorable stories, valuable lessons and unforgettable quotes. If you're looking to motivate your team to perform better, here are some powerful books they should read.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey: This worldwide bestseller uses the principle of "true north" towards becoming more effective in accomplishing goals. The book discusses the importance of not just obtaining desirable results, but balancing this with caring for the means to achieving those results.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: Another bestseller, this book highlights core principles on how to handle people, appear more likable and attract new friends, improve your persona and leave a memorable impact on the people you meet. An especially useful read for those aspiring for leadership roles, this book discusses effective strategies in changing people without offending them or fostering resentment.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: A personal development and self-help book, it focuses not just on increasing one's financial wealth but also helps achieve goals in all walks of life. The book sheds light on 13 principles of "Philosophy of Achievement", and the importance of desire, faith and persistence in realizing one's dreams.
Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins: This one is a very useful book that helps its readers master their emotions, overcome bad habits that impede their personal growth, unleash the hidden power of their minds and bodies, and even improve relationships with other people. The 7-day mental diet of simple activities that can improve one's life makes this book's advice highly actionable and practical.
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The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino: This book offers guidance into the philosophy of salesmanship and success, with a story about a poor camel boy and how he manages to achieve a life of abundance. It discusses how to harness the power of positivity to transform your lives and become more successful.