A booming job market coupled with graduation season naturally makes us think of our own career path, and ask: Am I on the right track? Looking at some of the top career and growth titles on Scribd over the past year, it seems like we’re seeking out a healthy dose of motivation to get us to that next level.
Here, we’ve put together a list of 10 popular audiobooks on career and growth that Scribd readers have been enjoying, perfect to listen to on your commute or your afternoon walk.
Top career and growth books on Scribd
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy, narrated by Brian Tracy
The attention-grabbing title comes from a famous Mark Twain quote about putting the worst thing of your day behind you first. We all know prioritization is key to getting things done. That's where this classic comes in. In this quick read, Tracy offers actionable advice to help you tick off everything on your to-do list.
How to Be Better at Almost Everything: Learn Anything Quickly, Stack Your Skills, Dominate by Pat Flynn, narrated by Pat Flynn
Instead of being the very best at one thing, Flynn encourages us to be generalists and have a few handy skills in our arsenal. Lynn himself is a fitness expert, entrepreneur, professional business coach, and bestselling author, which means he practices what he preaches and writes from experience.
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, narrated by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Go to leadership boot camp with two former Navy SEALs and become a braver, more decisive mentor than you’ve ever been before. After experiencing the fog of war, these SEALs emerged with a clear view of what makes a leader — and subsequently, their whole team — great. Jackson Jeyanayagam, VP and GM at Clorox, said on LinkedIn that this book’s a “fantastic” primer on accountability.
Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness by Tim S. Grover and Shari Wenk, narrated by Pete Simonelli
For motivated readers looking to bolster their mental toughness through a dose of tough love, Winning from the author of Relentless is a good pick. Grover, a mindset expert with Michael Jordan and Dwayne Wade to call clients, is a resource for CEOs, entrepreneurs, athletes, salespeople, and anyone looking to be the best of the best.
The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life by Bernard Roth, narrated by Sean Pratt
Cofounder of the Stanford d.school reveals how design thinking can get you to stop trying to keep a resolution and start forming a lasting life change. Based on his highly successful course at Stanford, Roth reveals how to achieve your dreams by letting go of all the excuses keeping you tied to your current habits.
CEOs including Reed Hastings (Netflix), Jack Dorsey (Block Inc.; formerly Twitter) and Arianna Huffington (Thrive Global) rave about billionaire investor Dalio’s book. Turn your leadership potential into reality with these proven tools for decision-making, conquering challenges, and building strong teams from “the Steve Jobs of investing.” Dalio’s innovative advice is far from what you’d learn in conventional business guides.
Intellect alone won’t always lead to success; being relatable, developing active listening skills, and honing your emotional intelligence will take you further. In other words, being able to marry IQ and EQ is a winning combination. This step-by-step guide considers self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management to enhance your EQ skills.
Growth Mindset: 7 Secrets to Destroy Your Fixed Mindset and Tap Into Your Psychology of Success with Self Discipline, Emotional Intelligence and Self Confidence by Timothy Willink, narrated by Tom Haig
Knowing the difference between skillset and mindset is a good way to understand what might be holding you back. Having a growth mindset means aiming to constantly improve and evolve — it’s harnessing the power of your thoughts to drive action, and ultimately success.
As a former hostage negotiator for the FBI, Voss is a master at the art of negotiation. While you may never have to negotiate with someone’s life in the balance, his advice about tactical empathy applies to lower-stakes situations as well.
Instead of a five-year plan, this five-move plan is a methodology that’ll help spark innovation. Plan and mobilize to gain clarity on your vision, add framework to your strategy, inspire your team, and grow. Take it from Bet-David, self-made entrepreneur, author, and creator of the top YouTube channel for entrepreneurs.
About the Author: Sarah Sung
Sarah is the Editorial Director at Scribd who obsesses over content strategy and brand building, and has written lifestyle content for AFAR, San Francisco Chronicle, and Under Armour. In her spare time she teaches indoor cycling and consumes podcasts, audiobooks, and ebooks at all times of the day and night. Traveling and dining out are always high on her to-do list