The Genius Habit: How One Habit Can Radically Change Your Work and Your Life
Sourcebooks, 368 pp., $25.99
Whether you're just entering the workforce, job-hopping for the right fit, or you want to take your work to the next level, The Genius Habit will guide you toward where you want to be in your career. Garnett shows readers how the path to finding long-lasting professional happiness starts with building the habit that makes extraordinary accomplishment all but guaranteed. She also explains the differences between passion and purpose, how achievements and happiness aren't always linked, why you may not need a mentor, and the benefits of challenging yourself along your career journey. If you place your career on a pedestal, check out The Genius Habit.
The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Project Management Techniques from the Trenches
Berrett-Koehler, 184 pp., $29.95
Sometimes the biggest threat to your project can be your boss. The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up offers some of the most effective practices and techniques that project managers have successfully used for decades to manage a wide variety of senior-level stakeholders—some competent and others dysfunctional. If you find yourself often fighting these battles, your boss may simply be suffering from one of six common disruptive traits. Brownlee offers techniques to use with these types of bosses—as well as with good ones. This book isn't just for project managers; it's equally applicable for senior managers because it offers insight into their potential blind spots.