1. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy. If you want to beat procrastination, this book by Brian Tracy was written for you. The short, easy-to-read format gives you 21 bite-sized productivity techniques to help you accomplish more.
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey. The best book by acclaimed author Stephen Covey (1932 – 2012). As relevant and powerful today as it was when it was first published in 1989.
3. Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman. Intelligence isn’t the most important thing in terms of getting ahead. In fact, IQ isn’t nearly as important as Emotional Intelligence, which is the ability to manage your own and other people's emotions. Golman’s groundbreaking book reveals how to develop social and emotional skills to produce positive outcomes for yourself and for others.
4. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael S. Hyatt. Step-by-step guide on how to stand out and win customers in today’s crowded marketplace. Ideal book if you have a message, service or product that you are trying to promote.
5. The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard. Brilliant yet simple strategy on how to effectively work with employees. Key ideas - how to use three powerful secrets: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands.
6. Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition (Collins Business Essentials) by Harvey Mackay. Whether you are in upper management at a major company or you just landed a sales job, this book is packed with nuggets you can use to prevail over your competition. Very entertaining book.
7. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. Bad habits are overcome by learning new routines. Charles Duhigg reveals how you can learn the habits of success.
8. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) by Timothy Ferriss. Off-beat, humorous book on taking a road less-traveled and living an abundant lifestyle.
9. What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith. You may think you are talented, but executive coach Marshall Goldsmith says if you are like most people, you've got at least one of Goldsmith's “Twenty Habits That Hold You Back.” To get to the next level you need to eliminate habits that keep you stuck at the level where you are now.
10. 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman. Taking 18 minutes a day - planning for 5 minutes at the beginning of your day, taking 8 one-minute check-ins during the day to ask yourself if you are on track, and using 5 minutes at the end of the day to reflect on the day - will transform your productivity.
That is my list of the best books on success. What books would you add?