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Every excellent businessman and woman knows how integral reading is to their career. By staying on top of a reading list, they can stay current with new methods and ideas. Bill Gates, for example, reads 50 books every year, while Warren Buffet argues that reading 500 pages a day is the key to his success. If you’re looking to join their ranks, consider adding the following new books to your reading list. 

The Non-Obvious Guide to Emotional Intelligence (You Can Actually Use)

This book by Kerry Goyette will help you improve your emotional intelligence. He’ll teach you how to convert your emotional skills into business practices you can use every day. So much of business is rooted in your ability to create strong, lasting relationships. Getting in touch with your emotions is a good place to start, and this book will equip you with the techniques you need.

First, Break All The Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently

In this book, Jim Harter explores what sets good managers apart from everyone else using Gallup’s data from more than 80,000 managers. You’re sure to find this book helpful, no matter what your level of management. The book doesn’t only provide career information and insights, but will also give you tips for how to apply what you’ve learned

Success Is in Your Sphere: Leverage the Power of Relationships to Achieve Your Business Goals 

No matter how long you’ve been in business, chances are you already know the importance of networking. In this book, Zvi Band puts a new spin on networking. He stresses the importance of using the relationships that you already have. He argues that using your preexisting networking leads to more opportunities. 

The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time

One of the leading fallacies surrounding creativity is that only a few people have what it takes. Allan Gannett uses this book to illustrate how that mentality simply isn’t true. He believes that creativity can be found in anyone and that it can be unleashed by combining new ideas with familiar ones. 

Game-Time Decision Making: High-Scoring Business Strategies from the Biggest Names in Sports

If you’re interested in sports, this book by David Meltzer does an excellent job of applying the wisdom of some of history’s top coaches to the business world. Despite constant pressure, coaches are some of the most successful leaders out there. Now you can use their techniques to generate positive business results.