Have you ever considered what the word “career” actually means?
If you Google it, search results will show you that “career” is both a noun and a verb:
- Noun: an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress
- Verb: move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way in a specified direction
What I love so much about these definitions is their implication that individual effort and initiative are what determine the quality of a career.
It’s up to us to pursue opportunities for progress and our progress will be in vain unless it has been determined by ourselves.
From the moment you graduate high school, you begin building towards your career. Through higher education, internships, and mentorship, you develop your career.
For career and leadership development, there is no better author to add to your bookshelf than John C. Maxwell. With more than 100 leadership and business books under his belt, it’s nearly impossible to pick the best John Maxwell book he’s ever written, although others have tried. But each of his books will illuminate different insights for you depending on where you are in your career when you read them.
No matter which stage of your career you’re in, you can find wisdom, guidance, and leadership training inside the pages of these bestselling books by John C. Maxwell.
Explore our top picks for the best John Maxwell book for every stage of your career: