Useful Resources for Career Management and Job Stress
How to Say it at Work by Jack Griffin
From advice on dealing with emotionally stunted bosses to giving and receiving criticism, this book is full of suggestions and scripts. If you keep having difficulty with workplace dynamics and politics, add this nuts-and-bolts book to your collection.
Your Boss is Not Your Mother: Eight Steps to Eliminating Office Drama and Creating Positive Relationships at Work by Debra Mandel
Offers insights into why you may be engaging in career-limiting behaviors at work, and how you can change your patterns.
Corporate Confidential by Cynthia Shapiro
My many years as a manager kept me nodding my head as I read this punchy book. It won’t give you the self-understanding of Your Boss is Not Your Mother, but it can guide you by pointing out many of the most common career-limiting behaviors.
Nice Girls Don’t get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel
The author identifies behaviors many girls learned in childhood and carry with them into the workplace. She suggests ways to eliminate unconscious behaviors that can be holding some women back — without suggesting that becoming nasty is the way to go.
Sink or Swim!: New Job. New Boss. 12 Weeks to Get It Right by Milo Sindel
This book provides convenient checklists of tasks you need to attend to in your first 12 weeks. You won’t want to follow the prescribed tasks exactly, but the lists are very helpful in making sure you prioritize don’t overlook important tasks in the press of learning your new job.
The First 90 Days: Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins
You have a new job or a nice promotion. This book can help you learn best practices and avoid the all-too common mistakes of a new leader.
Website with useful links: ChopraCareers.com