Are you seeking some career growth inspiration? Well, you're in the right place. Today, we're exploring five of the best career biographies that can inspire your growth and boost your career. These books, filled with the life stories of successful individuals from various sectors, can provide the motivation you need to reach new heights in your professional journey.
1. The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
In this deeply personal autobiography, former Disney CEO Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned during his 15 years leading the company. His story is one of risk, innovation, and leadership. It's an inspirational account of how resilience and optimism can lead to unprecedented success.
2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama’s memoir is an inspiring, deeply personal account of her life, from her childhood in Chicago to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With her unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.
3. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
In this memoir, Nike co-founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as a start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most recognizable and profitable companies. It's not just a business book but also a memoir filled with life lessons.
4. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
While not a traditional autobiography, 'The Everything Store' gives a comprehensive overview of Jeff Bezos' career and the growth of Amazon. It details the relentless ambition and the forward-thinking that drove Amazon's success.
5. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
In 'Lean In', Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business - shares her personal stories, uses research to shine a light on gender differences, and offers practical advice to help women achieve their goals.
All these biographies provide a combination of personal stories and professional lessons that can be beneficial for your career growth. Reading about the challenges and triumphs of successful people can inspire you to strive for success in your own career. Start with one (or all) of these books and get ready to fuel your career growth with inspiration from these leaders.