Professional development is necessary no matter the stage of your career. Often times, professionals will seek out a variety of books to explore opportunity, nurture strengths and overcome obstacles. Our team has collectively selected 6 books that could benefit any professional, in any industry, that will help improve your daily performance and productivity to work at your best.

Senter, CPA:  Staff Picks


Rework by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

“This book if a must for any entrepreneur, small-business owner or those who feel stuck at a job and dream of doing it on their own. The tools, technology and information are more available now than ever. Don’t worry about it being perfect, just get started, and continue to improve and rework striving for something better.”

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant: Principles for Successful Living by Terry Felber

“I just love this story and I truly believe that it should be read by everyone, at any age. It’s a tale of personal growth as an adventure, set in the 16th century and provides many life lessons about family, work, money, and prosperity.”


Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW:

“Based upon years of research, Brené Brown teaches us that facing and embracing vulnerabilities allows us to assess setbacks and transform our approach to fear and courage. Brené famously contributed to TED Talk regarding the power of vulnerability, which now has close to 14 million views.”

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy:

 “A Harvard professor and another popular TED talk contributor, Amy Cuddy shows us that tapping into our personal power, specifically in regard to body language, allows us to be present and teaches us to flourish in high stress situations.”



Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman
“I read this book after an entrepreneur I know turned their business into an awarding winning place to work. Traction is a great book for any business, large or small, to learn methods of running a successful organization. This book doesn’t just offer advice, but also provides real resources that can be accessed and implemented for any business looking to take control.”

donothing: The Most Rewarding Leadership Challenge You’ll Ever Take by Rob Dubé

“This is a quick, but informative read about why it can be helpful, in business and in life, to disconnect in order to connect. Rob shares through science and experience how mindful meditation makes us better leaders.  He encourages us to take the challenge and provides the tools to start a regular meditation practice. I loved this book because sometimes slowing down gives you a better view of everything.”

Utilize your local library to obtain copies of our staff picks. If you are local to the Clarkston area, the Clarkston Independence District Library is a fantastic resource with a plethora of books related to career development available to you. For added convenience, we’ve also provided direct links for purchase.

As you continue to grow your career and cultivate success, please feel free to contact us at (248) 934-0550 if you would like to learn more about the services we offer for entrepreneurs, small businesses and corporations.