In this professional development series, I’ll be highlighting some unique free resources. Professional development is critical in any profession, any organization, and at any career stage. Finding helpful, interesting, and timely professional resources for career development for free is critical. Professional development is the ongoing search for knowledge to improve your current skills, develop new skills, understand emerging trends, and validate existing knowledge in a way that makes your current job performance more effective.
Let’s start with four professional development books you might enjoy (check your local library for copies both online and physical copies to save money):
At the end of the day, effective professional development should help you feel more informed and more prepared to be effective at your current job. In addition, good career development should help you spot the trends and developments to appreciate and understand and, most importantly, which ones to ignore.
What are you reading to improve your professional development?
With three small boys at home, making the time to read can be difficult. I work to make reading a priority. Now that it is Summer, I’m looking for recommendations on what to read next. Have something I should consider?
Share your story – What is your favorite professional development book?
About the Author: Chad Storlie is a Retired US Army Officer, the author of Combat Leader to Corporate Leader and has published over 400 articles in over 200 publications on military veterans, career advancement, business, leadership, strategy, education, financial planning, and national security topics. Chad excels as an author, mentor, speaker, and teacher showing business. Chad is an adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management. Chad has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Georgetown University. Follow Chad @CombatToCorp and www.CombatToCorporate.com
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