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8 Credible Books That Will Lead You Straight to Success

8 Credible Books That Will Lead You Straight to Success

Whether you want to reach new heights in your professional or personal life, there’s no better group of people to learn from than those who have overcome enormous challenges and gone on to attain great success. The next time you are in need of some inspiration, check out these books by world-class leaders.

1. “Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul” by Howard Schultz and Joanne Gordon 

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    In 2008, former CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz returned to the ailing coffee company with the intention of turning it around. Needless to say, thanks to his realistic but determined leadership mindset, he succeeded. This is his account of the steps he took to preserve one of America’s most iconic chains.

    2. “The Trusted Executive: Nine Leadership Habits that Inspire Results, Relationships and Reputation” by Paul Polman and John Blakey

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      John Blakey is an internationally recognized leader in the art of teaching people to lead in a time of increased scrutiny and scepticism from the general public. He explains how it is more necessary than ever before that leaders develop their abilities, integrity, and benevolence. By following his three-part approach, you too can win the trust of those who follow you.

      3. “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World” by Peter H. Diamandis 

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        Peter H. Diamandis explains how, thanks to the rise of various new technologies and access to crowdfunding, entrepreneurs and small businesses can make a bigger and faster impact than ever before. In this book, he takes the reader through the steps required to become a leader in their field by leveraging digital and social resources.

        4. “The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey

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          Stephen R. Covey is one of the most famous writers to tackle personal change, growth, and leadership. The ideas within this book have been implemented by numerous CEOs around the world, which made the late Covey a highly respected leader and businessman in his own right.

          5. “Shift: Inside Nissan’s Historic Revival” by Carlos Ghosn

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            In 1999, car company Nissan was on the verge of bankruptcy. Fortunately, a new COO by the name of Carlos Ghosn was appointed to turn everything around. His astonishing success, which began when he undertook an extensive in-depth examination of every facet of the business, is laid out in this book.

            6. “Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You At Business School” by Sir Richard Branson

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              The successful owner of multiple companies, Richard Branson learned through experience rather than formal education. In his book, he explains how you too can attain phenomenal success by listening to those who work for you, daring to break the rules, and enjoying your work as much as possible. He makes a convincing argument for the power of rule-breaking, and why many business conventions actually stifle many peoples’ leadership potential and creativity.

              7. “My Own Words” by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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                A Supreme Court Justice since 1993 and one of the most powerful women in recent US history, Bader Ginsburgtackles a wide range of topics relating to success and what it takes to make a change to society.

                8. “Can’t Is Not An Option: My American Story” by Nikki Haley

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                  The daughter of Sikh immigrants from the Punjab, Nikki Haley recounts her journey from a young girl who helped run her parents’ clothing business after school to her present-day position as Governor of South Carolina. After college, Haley embarked on a mission to change legislation in such a way that would leave many small businesses in the US better able to thrive. Along the way, she and her family have faced prejudice and racism. This memoir is an inspiring story about one woman’s determination to never give up despite encountering numerous obstacles as she embarked on pursuit of her goals.

                  Featured photo credit: Yukiko Matsuoka via flickr.com

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                  Last Updated on September 17, 2018

                  7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

                  7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

                  Relationships are complicated and when you’re unhappy, it can be difficult to tell what’s causing it and what needs to change.

                  Sometimes it’s as easy as opening up to your partner about your problems, while other times it may be necessary to switch partners or roll solo to get your mind straight.

                  When you’re in the thick of things, it can be difficult to tell if you’re unhappy in your relationship or just unhappy in general (in which case, a relationship may be just the cure you need).

                  Here’re signs of an unhappy relationship that is possibly making you feel stuck:

                  1. You’re depressed about your home life.

                  No matter what you do in life, you’re going to have good and bad days. Your relationship is no different.

                  However, no matter what you’re going through at home, you have to feel comfortable in your own home.

                  If you constantly dread going home because your significant other is there, there’s a problem. Maybe it’s something you already know about, everyone has an argument or just needs some alone time.

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                  When that yearning to be alone becomes an insatiable obsession over the course of months and years, it’s time to realize you’re not the exception to the rule.

                  You’re unhappy in your relationship, and you need to take a look in the mirror and do whatever it takes to make yourself smile.

                  2. You aren’t comfortable being yourself.

                  Remember all those things you discovered about yourself when you first got together? The way your partner made you feel when you met that made you fall in love with him or her in the first place.

                  If they don’t make you feel that way anymore, it’s not the end of the world. If your partner makes you uncomfortable about being you, then her or she is only dragging you down. It’s up to you to decide how to handle that.

                  You need to be comfortable with who you are. This means being comfortable in your skin and with the way you walk, talk, look, breath, move, and all the other things that make you uniquely you.

                  If the person who supposedly loves you doesn’t make you feel good about yourself, know that you can do better. They’re not even one in a billion.

                  3. You can’t stop snooping.

                  Mutual trust is necessary in any relationship. The only way to get that trust is with respect.

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                  I can find you anywhere online, no matter how private and secure you think you are. The odds of you having a password I can’t crack are slim. If we’ve met in person, I could install a remote key logger on your device without even touching it.

                  Finding your information online hardly takes a clandestine organization. Any idiot with a Wi-Fi-enabled device can cyberstalk you. I’m just the only idiot in the village admitting it.

                  So now that we know everyone snoops, it’s time to address your personal habits. Governments snoop because they don’t trust us. If you’re snooping on your partner, it’s because you don’t trust them.

                  It’s ok to have doubts, and it’s perfectly normal to look into anything that looks weird, but keep in mind that data collection is only half of an investigation.

                  If you find yourself constantly snooping and questioning everything, clearly there’s a trust issue and the relationship likely needs to end.

                  4. You’re afraid of commitment.

                  If you’ve been dating longer than a year and you aren’t engaged, it’s never going to happen.

                  Commitment is important. People will come up with a million ways to describe why they can’t be committed.

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                  No matter who you are if you like it, you need to put a ring on it. Find an engagement ring, stick a gemstone in it and marry the person. If you’re not legally able to get married or you don’t believe in it for one reason or another, have a child (or adopt one, however you’re able to) or treat your partner’s family like your own. It’s a huge financial and mental commitment.

                  If you’re not ready for one or the other after some time, don’t waste anymore of your precious life on the relationship.

                  Your relationship should be something that propels you forward. If it’s not going anywhere, make it an open relationship and call it what it is—dating multiple people.

                  5. You imagine a happier life without your partner.

                  If all you’re doing is imagining a happier life without your partner, it’s a sign that you’re in the wrong relationship. You’re unhappy and you need to get out.

                  Your partner should be included in your dreams. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a future with someone.

                  Try to remember what you dreamed of before you got your heart broken by the realities of life, love and the pursuit of human success.

                  Remember when you would crush on that cute kid in class? You would secretly imagine marrying him or her and going on an adventure—that’s the way life should be.

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                  If you’re not at least imagining adventures together, then why are you in that relationship?

                  6. You resent, rather than love your partner.

                  When a relationship starts to crumble, you begin to resent your partner for all the things you once loved about him or her.

                  When you’ve reached this point, your partner has reached at least No. 2 on this list. From your partner’s perspective, your unhappiness with them is picked up as bashing them for being who they are.

                  If you’re both unhappy in the relationship, it’s better if it ends as quickly and painlessly as possible.

                  7. You chase past feelings.

                  It’s okay to reminisce about the past, but if all you do is wish things were like they used to be, it’s a sign you’re not on the right path.

                  You’re unhappy and, at the very least, you need to have an open dialogue about it. This isn’t necessarily a sign that the relationship should end, but it definitely needs a spark.

                  When you talk to your partner candidly about what it is you’re looking for, you never know how they’ll react. The risk alone is worth it, good or bad.

                  Final thoughts

                  If you’re feeling stuck in your current relationship, it’s time to reflect about it with your partner. Don’t ignore these signs of an unhappy relationship as they will slowly go worse and harm both you and your partner in long-term.

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