Below are additional resources to help you continue on your development journey. These can be used by individuals, HR, corporate leaders, educators, and others.
These resources have been created from content in the book.
A guide for HR to create a free professional development program at their organizations. The word doc outlines how to create a program at your organization and the excel sheet provides sample program schedules you can use or revise.
Questions helpful for both individuals and HR to think through career planning.
Questions for candidates and hiring managers to discuss during the interview process.
A quick review of defining and hiring for a role.
Here are the five tools mentioned in the book with links to more information about them. Searching th web you can find additional tools as well.
Below are some organizations selected because they have freely available ethics case studies. You can follow the links to the organization or go directly to the case studies. There are also a number of commercial organizations which case studies for sale or for free, which can be found through additional web searches.
Links to books and people mentioned in The Career Toolkit. After reading The Career Toolkit you can continue to focus on a specific area using one of the books below.
For anyone considering a PhD in science or engineering this book is a must read. It looks at some of the skills mentioned in The Career Toolkit but from the perspective of someone working in a research field.
How to build your personal brand (Communication) and align it to your career plan.
The best material I've read on office politics.
This is the definitive guide to campus recruiting. Any business can out recruiter the big names using this guide.
Hands down the best management book I've ever read.
A classic book on project management. While software oriented (and some content is dated to older technology) other lessons are not just classic, they defined the concept.
A good book on thinking through reward systems and employee motivation
Norm trailblazed the modern retrospective. This book provides a comphrensive plan for even the most complex projects.
Written like a Malcom Gladwell book, Olivia opened my eyes to learning that charisma is skill that can be learned, no different than golf or accounting. These lessons help you personally and professionally.
Reading this book opened my eyes to networking being not just an action, but a mindset.
A fun read about relationship building full of colorful anecdotes.
The classic negotiation book. This is a great first read as it gives a philosophical underpinning to how to negotiation.
This book provides practical, clear cut negotiation advice and memorable anecdotes.
Larry is a world class negotiation professor and his books are easy to read and helpful to understanding negotiations.
This book gives great advice from a top practitioner.
A Georgetown professor, Deborah has done fantastic research over the years on communication across genders, age and other divides.
Eric defined the open source moment with the articles in this book.
A modern take on the 80/20 rule.
I’m often asked for book recommendations. These books were not referenced in The Career Toolkit but I have found them useful and recommend them to curious readers.
When you're ready for advanced negotiations, this book lays it out in a practical way.
Safi's insights are fascinating to read.
This classic book is written as a fun, easy to read series of vignettes illustrating corporate culture and politics.
An easy read on organization structures.
Geoffrey defined tech marketing.
A fun read about the power of crowd sourcing.
The first of his many best selling books.
A great read on investing.
A non-technical introduction to system dynamics in the workplace.
A fun read to think about things in a new way.
A (non-technical) history of risk. Helpful for those who want to think better about risk.
A good introduction to how to think like a salesperson for people who don't find selling natural.
A fun introduction to the concepts of choice architecture.
An entertaining read about decision making.
Omari and Scott have a created a must-read guide for anyone applying to a top business school. It teaches you how to package your application in the best way possible.
Simple but powerful. An important read for anyone building a community (including a community that is their company or organization). This book is a quick read and important for anyone building anything more than a formal team.
This book looks at distractions, pressure, being overwhelmed, hostile co-workers, uncertainty and other daily challenges, describing how your brain reacts to them and what to do to be effective under those circumstances.
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