What's New on the Best Career Books Shelf?

August 11, 2014 | Elle

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Wow, that's a tough one to answer - do I decide based on holds statistics e.g. how many people are on the waiting list? On how long it's been on a bestsellers list? Or on what reviewers say about it?

I can hardly wait to get my hands on any one of those books!


Lean In

In her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women's progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Certainly worth reading, it's on The Globe and Mail's The Globe 100 Guide to The Year's Best Books.





ThriveOne of my favourite new reads is Huffington Post Canada. Ariana Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. In Thrive, Arianna makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today''s world. As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success - money and power - has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. It is a #1 New York Times bestseller! And at TPL, there are 425 people waiting for 57 print copies; 58 people for 10 audiobook CD copies; 140 people for 30 ebook copies.


QuietSusan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That can't Stop Talking delves into the rise of "the extrovert ideal" throughout the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects - how it helps to determine everything from how parishioners worship to who excels at Harvard Business School. And she draws on cutting-edge research on the biology and psychology of temperament to reveal how introverts can modulate their personalities according to circumstance, how to empower an introverted child, and how companies can harness the natural talents of introverts.

At Toronto Public Library, there are 137 people on the waiting list for the hardcopy, 18 people waiting for the large print version, and only 2 out of 80 ebook copies are available for borrowing.