Here at MUIPR, we are all about improving our business savvy skills, even if we don’t have the time or resources to park ourselves in the classroom. Let’s face it: not everyone can fit continuing education into their busy schedules. That’s why we brought you “Books For A Better Business You,” our personal guide toward not just business success but life empowerment. This week, we hope you benefit even more by the three new titles we have curated for your benefit.

 

It may be a goal of yours to go back to school for your Master’s, even your MBA, but what will you do between now and that glorious time when you will be allowed to be a college kid again? If you have not already begun brushing up on your particular set of skills, there really isn’t another minute to spare.

 

If you want to work on mastering a specific set of skills, you have to be willing to dedicate those oh-so precious 10,000 hours to your pursuit. Meaning: you should start by getting your head back into the game and your nose into these books. That said, the following three titles have been selected by our editorial team in order to help you along the way, whatever way you’re headed. Heck, maybe you won’t even need an MBA after reading these finds:

 

CEO School: Collective Wisdom of TOP CEOs by Can Akdeniz

The perfect way to get leadership on the mind is to start with this new treasure by Akdeniz. Learning from the best of the best never looked so good with this read. Successful leaders exhibit fundamental traits that never go out of style, and you don’t need to sit in a classroom to discover so.

 

Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office 101: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D.


You may or may not agree with the title, but there’s no denying that young women have been coached since girlhood to behave more politely rather than authentically. This has led to many women being passed over for promotions because they appear weak. Frankel offers her best tips and advice on how to take back the corner office and dignity you deserve in this New York Times Bestselling work.  

 

Happy Company: How To Create A Happy, Trustable, And Successful Business by Can Akdeniz


If you dream of one day starting your own company, drop everything and pick up this book. Building a strong company is on the mind of every successful leader — look no further than Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple — the gang’s all here. Learn about appreciating employees in this read, thus building the foundation for a happy company.

 

Which book would you recommend go on this list? What are some of the best lessons you’ve learned while reading these titles? Share your thoughts in the comments or tweet me @Kelseymbro