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Career Management Must-Read List

Wednesday, December 7 2016 12:00am

The College of Business's Office of Career Management staff shares their favorite inspirational reads to help you navigate through your career in business


 Linsey Hugo

 Associate Director of Employer Relations

 The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

This book can help you reach any goals that you are working to achieve. The key to  exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is  understanding how habits work – this book does exactly that!



Good To Great Annie Brackley

 Assistant Director of Career Management

 Good to Great by Jim Collins

 If you are looking to make yourself indispensable in your organization, this is a great  read.  This book talks about getting the right people (employees) on the bus and the  wrong people off the bus.  Great companies figure out the who before the what.  Their  employees are self-motivated and work for the good of the team.  In addition, these  great companies are led by transformational leaders, not transactional leaders.


Richie Mcgraw James Biddick

 Assistant Director of Career Management

 The Open Side by Richie McGraw

 James enjoys reading autobiographies because each autobiography allows you to go  inside the mind of somebody who has succeeded at the highest level to learn more  about  “how” they got to the top and the challenges they face to stay at the top.  You  can  examine their experiences and see if there are any similarities in the way that you  operate, and if there are things that you could do (or quite often, avoid doing) to be  more successful.


Outliers Brittany Tyree

 Senior Assistant Director of Career Management

 Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 

 Brittany cites this book as one that has helped shape her entire career.  The premise of    the book is that greatness results from effort. If you are willing to put in the time and  effort (10,000 hour rule) you will be able to become a master of something. This book  can help you identify the things you want to be great at and motivate you to make it a  priority to continue working hard.


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 Holly Seckinger

 Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

 Stiletto Network by Pamela Ryckman

 If you are a woman preparing to join the workforce ­– this is an interesting and  thoughtful read. This book is all about learning how to navigate networking with women  within the business world. 




The Happiness Advantage Grace Freireich

 Assistant Director of Career Management

 The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles that Fuel Success  and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor

 This book focuses on the benefits of incorporating positive psychology in the workplace,  which Grace puts to use every day within the Office of Career Management. Seven  patterns that can predict success and achievement are discussed thoroughly which can  help you prepare to succeed no matter what environment you are in.


Startwithwhy Jennifer Murphy

 Assistant Dean of Student Services and Office of Career  Management

 Start with Why by Simon Sinek

 This book is perfect for those with an entrepreneurial spirit!  Through personal reflection,  you can discover WHY you do what you do, instead of just knowing HOW to do your job  or daily duties.  Additionally, this book pushes you to begin formulating your long-term vision and guiding principles. 



 Destiny Price

 Assistant Director of Career Management

 Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim Grover

 Author Tim Grover is the highly acclaimed trainer of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.  He  writes in a direct and honest style. Throughout the book, Grover gives tips on how to  thrive under pressure and trust your instincts.  This selection is a great read for those  beginning their business careers who have a desire to become leaders in their  organization.