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Top 5 Books on... Self-Management

This December, we're sharing a top business book recommendation for each of the skills in Edfolio's Leadership Skills Matrix.

We're starting with the theme of Self-Management. The Self-Management theme is broken down in to five key skills: personal brand, ethics & values, time management, building a network and professional development.

We recommend a business book for each one below.

Personal Brand

Digital You: Real Personal Branding in the Virtual Age by William Arruda

Successful branding is based on authenticity. So how do you reveal your own brand? First, by searching yourself for answers to questions like these: What do you do better than anyone? What are you most proud of? What makes you lose track of time? In Digital You, William Arruda guides you to define, express, and expand your personal brand for the virtual world.

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Ethics & Values

The Ethical Capitalist by Julian Richer

Drawing on four decades of hands-on management experience, the founder of Richer Sounds argues that ethically run businesses are invariably more efficient, more motivated and more innovative than those that care only about the bottom line.

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Time Management

When by Daniel H. Pink

How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? When should you have your first coffee of the day? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers or get married? In When, Pink distils his research into how we time our lives to produce an easy-to-read book packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways.

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Building A Network

How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

Some books are a classic - and it's usually for a reason. Never has this been truer than for Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People. Throughout this readable volume, he offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.

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Professional Development

The Squiggly Career by Helen Tupper & Sarah Ellis

Tupper and Ellis claim we're living in a world of squiggly careers, where moving frequently and fluidly between roles, industries, locations, and even careers, is becoming the new normal. To make the most of our increasingly squiggly careers we need to answer some important questions: What am I good at? What do I stand for? What motivates and drives me? Where do I want to go in the future? This book leads you through those questions and helps guide you through your own squiggly career.

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