The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
Stephen Covey is an author, motivational speaker and a businessman. This book is one of the most popular out of his creations and has been a top-seller worldwide. The book itself is structured around simple principles that can help one achieve personal and career growth. It is not as easy of a read as other self-help books on success and determination, and requires a full commitment as well as detailed attention. First published in 1989, it is a fascinating piece to lay eye upon, especially considering that the market has been flooded with related publications that replicate similar points.
Creative Confidence, by David and Tom Kelley
Regardless of your career choice, creative juice needs to flow constantly to generate gripping ideas. This book is full of exercises and simple tricks that will help your inner artist grow. It teaches freedom within imagination, how to cleverly and accurately brainstorm, and even how to manage co-workers to innovative swirl. The beauty of this book is that the concepts can be applied in all stages of your project and in spite of your position.
The ABC’s of Success, by Bob Proctor
Although the title may come across as pretentious, giving thought to that there is no magic potion (or book at that) to really grant your dreams, there are some engaging chapters worth following through. It is very easy to read and can be a joyful break from research, papers or novels on your bedside table. Keep in mind that after finishing this one, you can’t really let it sit on your shelf without you being the living proof that success is attainable. Pass it around to your girlfriends while you are proving (more importantly to yourself than others) that you really can do anything.
The Power To Get Things Done, by Chris Cooper and Steve Levinson
If procrastination has hit unbearable levels, procrastinate cleverly. Reading a book on how to get things done may (or may not) help to feel less guilty of neglected tasks, but at least you know you have given it a try. Each chapter of this book has a section of questions that you should answer straight away and with honesty. Facing your duties is not as hard as facing yourself. Sitting down in quiet and thinking things through out loud or on paper will help, whether you read this book or not.