CAREER & BUSINESS

Women are constantly seeking ways on how to break the glass ceiling and level out the business playing field. Although we want change, we often lack the confidence to do anything about it. The leading ladies in business below share their success stories and share the things that you need to do to build your own success.

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Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers and has been viewed by millions.

Women unanimously agree that we deserve the right to equality in the workplace, however if you ask those women whether they feel comfortable asking for a promotion, raise or equal pay, we know that the answer would be different. Sheryl draws on her own experiences and looks what women can do to help themselves in their careers.


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Welcome to Conversations with Women CEO's & Leaders. Carol Sankar developed a private group of 100 women and asked difficult questions about profit, asking for more, and gaining access to elevated opportunities in their career and business for 4 consecutive years and measured their growth. Carol wanted to talk to high achieving leaders who felt that their success was being plateaued. After her research she found that the sole cause was lack of confidence! 

In this book Carol also shares her own journey of breaking through barriers in her career and take us behind the scenes to help us understand success better.


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An honest and practical handbook that reveals important insights into relationships between men, women and work, Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, is a must-read for every woman who wants to leverage her power in the workplace. 

Sharing with humor and candor her years of lessons from corporate life, Gail Evans gives readers practical tools for making the right decisions at work. 


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No is a very simple word - two letters, one syllable. Yet many women have a hard time saying it without feeling anxious or guilty. In My Answer Is NO...If That's Okay with You, award-winning psychiatrist and author Dr. Nanette Gartrell takes a fresh look at why even the most powerful, accomplished, and successful women find it difficult to say no and offers a revolutionary approach to setting limits without jeopardising important relationships. 

Dr Gartrell’s interviews women from a diverse group of talented women, including CEOs, celebrities, physicians, and public official reveal that women’s reluctance to say no comes from traits that we should embrace such as empathy, sensitivity, and thoughtfulness. She offers useful ways into turning that reluctant yes into a polite no.


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Arianna, one of the most influential women in the world, looks at what it means to be successful into today’s society. She talks openly and honestly about her own struggles with managing time and finding the right balance between career and family. She draws on groundbreaking research and science that show the effects of meditation, mindfulness and turning off. Thrive is a motivational and inspirational read for those who want to revolutionise our lives, culture, thinking and workplaces.


More and more women feel that there are more opportunities than ever to turn their dreams into a reality and do what they love. The trouble is that many of us don’t know the right way to go about it.

Carrie’s book is full of personal stories, tips and strategies to motivate you to put these plans in action so if you’re a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur, or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this book will provide the honest, realistic, and practical tools you need to follow your heart and bring your vision to life.


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This book is full of simple tips and advice that help you easily apply the talked about complex topics into the real world and it's completely free! It doesn’t just focus on guiding you through business, but also focuses on life, covers different personal development topics to help you feel motivated and makes complex topics simple and easy to apply in the real world. The business chapters highlight key management and career issues and gives you great tips on how to overcome them.


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Most of us have no problems identifying goals we want to accomplish. It’s putting these plans into action that is difficult. Sometimes we lack discipline or motivation. However, there’s another reason why you might struggle to make changes in your life – you have low self-efficacy. What is self-efficacy? What are the main four sources of it? How can you develop more confidence in your abilities?

These are some of the questions this book will answer. The advice you’re about to read is based both on scientific research and the author's personal experience. Martin will share fundamental knowledge that will help you build more confidence in your abilities and reach your goals.


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Emotional Intelligence has been a buzzword in the personal growth industry and corporate world for over 20 years. These days companies aren’t necessarily looking for the strongest employees, or even the smartest ones, but they are rather looking for people whose natural charisma allows them to easily navigate through interpersonal relationships, while also keeping their own emotions in check, which helps to ensure they are able to make the best possible choice, regardless of the situation. This ability is known as emotional intelligence, and if you are looking for a way to improve your own then this is the book you have been waiting for. 

This book looks at the current knowledge surrounding the word and explores how you can improve your own emotional intelligence through some easy practical strategies.


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Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Renowned five time TED Talks speaker and author Julian Treasure reveals how to speak so that people listen – and how to listen so that people feel heard. 

This brilliant book includes exercises to help develop your communication skills, so that they are effective no matter where you are.


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Are you fed up with people taking advantage of you? Are you tired of coworkers, friends, and family members demanding your time and expecting you to give it to them?

If so, THE ART OF SAYING NO is for you.

Saying no can be hard especially if you’re a people pleaser. But, Damon, bestselling author provides a step-by-step guide to teach you how to set boundaries and have the power of saying no without feeling the dreaded guilt and being taken advantage of. He helps you master the art of saying no in many different real life situations from family to relationships and even your boss.


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The Swedish concept of Lagom is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. This charming book introduces readers to a new way of balanced living that promises happiness and sustainability in work and in life. Lagom provides simple solutions to juggle everyday priorities, reduce stress, eat well, and save money, with lessons on the importance of downtime, being outdoors, and Sweden's coffee break culture. Tips on removing clutter and creating a capsule wardrobe help readers achieve Sweden's famously clean and functional design aesthetic, while advice on going green and growing food gets their hands dirty.

 


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The title speaks for itself, if you believe that overworking actually works then this book will straighten that out.

We know, overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done - but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. Rest is well researched and full of interesting stories. Alex at the heart of this book emphasises that it is rest that helps us reach our full potential. You will find interesting tips in this book to help you find inspiration to getting more done.


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Step Up is the ultimate career self-help book for women. It blends kick-up-the-bum advice with 10-minute a day career workouts to help you build career success fast. Perhaps it’s networking? Or, maybe it’s learning how to utilise the influence of others?

Step-Up has inspirational stories from amazing women in business and career exercises to help you take control of your success. Read, rehearse and watch your career take off!

 


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People in the creative industry or people who have started their own business know more than anyone how difficult it is to get noticed.

This forward-thinking and necessary book from New York Times best seller Austin Kleon, shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey―getting known.

Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. 


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This contemporary career guide is what every modern day creative woman needs - a guide that will help you conquer whichever industry you are currently working in or the industry that you are planning on breaking into. This handbook is the perfect thing to reach for when you need some no-nonsense advice to help build your ideal career. The book uncovers how to obtain the perfect work-life balance, that so often can be a daily struggle. It wants you to get the best out of your career, and isn't afraid to highlight why you shouldn’t feel guilty about prioritising your work and yourself.


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This edition of Napoleon Hill's Classic Think and Grow Rich is a reproduction of Napoleon Hill's personal copy of the first edition, the ONLY original version recommended by The Napoleon Hill Foundation, originally printed in March of 1937.

The most famous of all teachers of success, Napoleon Hill spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books.

Think and Grow Rich has been described as one of the best motivational books. It reveals the money-making secrets of the rich, that everyone wants to know. The book is full of questionnaires that challenge you to think about your own personality traits and helps you make positive changes into your life.


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Do the Work is a weapon against Resistance - a tool that will help you take action and successfully ship projects out the door. A lot of us are guilty of procrastinating, particularly when it comes to trying to complete big projects. Do The Work helps you with just that - to complete big pieces of work from start to finish and predicts those ‘hit the wall’ moments. It is a great step-by-step guide that helps you get any long-form project from the first page to the last.


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