Here is the Wall Street Journal’s Kyle Stock’s list of 5 books to read in 2011 to help improve your work life.
1. Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World by Stuart Diamond. Practitioner, professor, and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Diamond uses his 40 years of experience as an executive to outline specific, practical and better ways to deal with others.
2. The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness by Deepak Chopra. Chopra invites you to become the kind of leader most needed today: a leader with vision who can make that vision real.
3. Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader Linda A. Hill. A guide for not only first-time managers but all managers seeking to master the most daunting challenges of leadership.
4. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman. The former middle manager at Proctor & Gamble and founder of personalmba.com argues that those interested in business would be better served by skipping the M.B.A. and focusing on the critically important concepts that really make or break a business.
5. The Futures: The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World’s Biggest Markets by Emily Lambert. The senior writer at Forbes magazine tells the rich and dramatic history of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.