From a book about how to avoid burnout to inspiring stories by entrepreneurs, these titles will help you and your patrons take on the workplace and really be the world’s best boss.

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For Advice from the Bestselling Authors Behind Designing Your Life

9780525655244_9f5a2-1Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

From the #1 New York Times bestselling comes a job-changing, outlook-changing, life-changing book that shows us how to transform our work lives and create a dream job that is meaningful without necessarily changing the job we have.

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For an Inspirational Story of a Small Family Farm Turned Billion-Dollar Business

9780593129395_21822-1The Growing Season: How I Saved an American Farm–and Built a New Life by Sarah Frey

One woman’s tenacious journey to escape poverty and create a billion-dollar farming business—without ever leaving the land she loved. For fans of Hillbilly Elegy and Educated.

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For Spiritual Guidance 

The Buddha and the Badass by Vishen Lakhiani

Forget hustling. This book will disrupt your deeply held beliefs about work, success, and, indeed, life. Author of the New York Times bestseller The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and founder of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani has turned his own life and company into his research lab. He’s codified everything he’s learned into the how-to steps in this book. The Buddha and the Badass teaches you how to master your work and your life.

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For Tips on How to Reinvent Yourself

9780593083314_311f4-1Personality Isn’t Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story by Benjamin Hardy

Psychologist and bestselling author Benjamin Hardy, PhD, debunks the pervasive myths about personality that prevent us from learning—and provides bold strategies for personal transformation.

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For a Coming-of-Age Story

Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology by Rana el Kaliouby and Carol Colman

In a captivating memoir, an Egyptian American visionary and scientist provides an intimate view of her personal transformation as she follows her calling—to humanize our technology and how we connect with one another.

“A vivid coming-of-age story and a call to each of us to be more mindful and compassionate when we interact online.”—Arianna Huffington

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For an Eye-Opening Look at the True Nature of Power

9781101903957_c7e26-1Acting with Power: Why We Are More Powerful Than We Believe by Deborah Gruenfeld

n a book based on her popular class at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Gruenfeld reveals what we get wrong about power: why we have more than we believe, and how we can learn to use the power we have, better, by borrowing from the techniques of actors.

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For a Guide to Feeling Good About Sharing Your Accomplishments

9780593086810_ffd42-1Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion by Meredith Fineman

This effortless and unapologetic approach to self-promotion will manage your anxiety and allow you to champion yourself.

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For the Tools to Build a Culture Where Introverts Can Thrive

9781523086511_09fb3-1Creating an Introvert-Friendly Workplace: How to Unleash Everyone’s Talent and Performance by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD

In Creating Introvert-Friendly Workplaces, Jennifer Kahnweiler offers a road map for everyone in the workplace—including leaders, human resource managers, and team members—to create inclusive, introvert-friendly cultures.

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For Learning How to Avoid Burnout

9781984824738_f9708Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste Headlee

We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable? In Do Nothing, award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee illuminates a new path ahead, seeking to institute a global shift in our thinking so we can stop sabotaging our well-being, put work aside, and start living instead of doing.

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