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It’s never a bad time to explore professional development. As time progresses, things evolve. Your ability to adapt will be the key to success during times of change. If you stay stagnant, you may find yourself going through the motions or even looking for a new job. If you’re constantly working on your growth as a professional, however, then you will be quite valuable to businesses, and you’ll also find yourself enjoying the development. If you’ve been asking yourself where to start when it comes to professional development, then you’re in the right place. Here are some of the best books you can nab on your journey.

The Four

This book by Scott Galloway discusses how Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook thrive. These are some of the biggest businesses in the world. They are considered to be the juggernauts of their industries. Some trends that have been laid out throughout the years by observing the successes of these companies can be applied to just about any startup. For as big as Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook are today, success was never guaranteed when the companies first started. This book can serve as inspiration for those wanting to start their own business.

Insight

In this book, Tasha Eurich assists with self-awareness. Her goal is to make people feel more comfortable and confident about their career paths. Eurich uses research data to back up the advice that she’s giving. Eurich believes that small improvements will lead to a big payoff. It doesn’t stop with studies either. Eurich shares her own personal experiences to better relate to the reader as well. She even discusses the two invisible roadblocks that she has seen throughout the years and how to overcome them. If you need to work on self-awareness, this is the book for you.

The Dichotomy of Leadership

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin have you covered with this book on how to become a strong leader in your field. Every business needs someone with leadership qualities to steer things in the right direction. This book will turn you into a master of leadership if you read through all of the text and put all steps into practice consistently.