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Top Books That Our Team Recommends for Professional Growth


Reading helps to broaden your perspective, learn new information, and grow professionally. At Snellings Walters, we are always looking for ways to grow and improve in work and life, and reading books goes hand in hand with that desire. Here are five books that our team recommends for professional growth: 

Heart of Leadership – Mark Miller

If you are looking for a book that teaches about how to be the best leader you can possibly be, this is the read for you. In this book, Miller describes that what matters most about a leader is their character. Miller explains that there are five crucial lessons and characteristics that can help transform your leadership style and think from a different perspective in the workplace. 

Start with Why – Simon Sinek

Have you ever wondered how only a few companies and leaders are successful and make a huge impact on the world? In this book, Sinek explains what makes these companies stand out from the rest, all starting with the WHY and how to communicate that throughout your organization and to the rest of the world. 

5 Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni 

Being an exceptional leader means also knowing how to make improvements within your team and being able to execute them as well. In this book, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions of a team and how even the best teams can experience these struggles. He outlines a model and actionable steps that can be utilized in order to build a strong and effective team, and also how to be a better leader on top of that. 

Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy

Do you tend to procrastinate? You won’t anymore with this read! In this book, Tracy gives tips and tricks on how to not push tasks off and how to get things done on time. There’s a known metaphor that is referenced as “eat that frog,” which means that you should always tackle the most challenging task of your day first. After reading this book, you won’t feel as stressed out and will know how to manage your time at work and in life better. 

QBQ- The Question Behind The Question – John G. Miller 

Have you ever wondered if you were asking the right questions? In this book, Miller argues that the lack of personal accountability is the issue that has resulted in blame, complaining, and asking negative questions. When we ask negative questions like “who dropped the ball?” this lacks personal accountability and causes disruption within the organization. However, when we ask “what can I do to contribute” our organization and team mindset begins to transform for the better. 


At Snellings, we lead to inspire confidence so your potential is unleashed. We believe that work should be where professional and personal growth meet. With these book suggestions, we hope that you can apply these leadership principles to your work and life. For more leadership tips and tricks, click here.