Want to take your career to the next level? Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of being the head of your own startup, or you’ve envisioned yourself as the CEO of a major corporation. Whatever your professional aspirations are, these seven business books will help you ascend the corporate ladder.
The CEO Next Door
AUTHOR: Elena L. Botelho, Kim R. Powell with Tahl Raz
ABOUT: After conducting an in-depth analysis of over 2600 leaders, the authors of this book provide insights into what it really takes to be a CEO.
I’m In: Essential Advice for Entrepreneurs
AUTHOR: Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, Polo Leteka, Vinny Lingham, Vusi Thembekwayo
ABOUT: Receive invaluable business advice from the original cast of Shark Tank South Africa judges.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
AUTHOR: Ashlee Vance
ABOUT: Get into the mindset of South African billionaire and relentless innovator, Elon Musk.
Inspired: Remarkable South Africans Share their Stories
AUTHOR: Jennifer Lindsey-Renton
ABOUT: This book features a series of interviews with South African business leaders like Carol Boyes and thought leaders such as Ferial Haffajee.
Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office
AUTHOR: Lois P. Frankel
ABOUT: This book is essential for all female professionals. Frankel gives advice on how to attain success in a male-dominated corporate environment.
Leaders Eat Last
AUTHOR: Simon Sinek
ABOUT: In this New York Times bestseller, Simon Huck shares how leaders can create a healthy and productive work environment where their employees feel valued.
Year of Yes
AUTHOR: Shonda Rhymes
ABOUT: The executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal, Shonda Rhymes, gives readers insight how her entire life changed when she learned to let go, and say yes.
Click here to find out about the Career advice podcasts you need to hear!