As you set new goals for 2022, and plan towards and your professional development, and building competencies here are 40 more books to add to your reading list for the year.



  1. “Jewel in the LEADER’s CROWN: Powerful Strategies to Shine as an Executive Assistant & Beyond” -Mead, Ruth
  2. “The CEO’s Secret Weapon: How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness” – Jan Jones
  3. “Be the Ultimate Assistant” –Bonnie Low-Kramen
  4. “The Invaluable Assistant: 30+ Ways to Demonstrate Your Full Value at Work” – Geroux M.S., Sandy
  5. “Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed” – Joan Burge
  6. “Shine: Secrets of Extraordinary Executive Assistants” – by Aneeta Pathak
  7. “The Office Rockstar Playbook: How I Leveled Up as an Executive Assistant and Helped My CEO Build a Multibillion-Dollar Company ” – Debbie Gross
  8. “Building a Partnership with Your Boss” -Jerry Wisinski
  9. “Become an Inner Circle Assistant”- by Joan Burge
  10. “The Elevated EA: Find Your Voice & Own Your Future”- Maggie Jacobs



  1. “How to Win Friends and Influence People” – Dale Carnegie
  2. “How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships” – Leil Lowndes
  3. “Who’s Got Your Back? The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success-and Won’t Let You Fail” – Keith Ferrazzi
  4. “PeopleSmart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence ” – Melvin L. Silberman
  5. ” Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions”- Guy Kawasaki
  6. “Influencer: The Power to Change Anything” – Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
  7. “Crucial Confrontations: Tools for addressing Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior” – Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan
  8. “How to Deal with Toxic People: Identify & Overcome the Types of Negative People Who Undermine Your Life” – J. Michelle Camp
  9. “Never Eat Alone” – Keith Ferrazzi
  10. “Lean Forward into the Conversation: How to Build Relationships that Matter” – Pam Slim



  1. “Getting to Yes” – William Ury
  2. “Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins Into Big Gains”-Deborah M. Kolb and Jessica L. Porter
  3. “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” – Chris Voss and Tahl Raz
  4. “Getting Past No” – William Ury and Roger Fisher
  5. “Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life” – Stuart Diamond
  6. “Essential Business Negotiation: Skills and Strategies for Success” – David Dunham
  7. “Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts ” – Deepak Malhotra
  8. “The Art of Closing Any Deal: How to Be a Master Closer in Everything You Do” – Anthony Robins
  9. “Trump: The Art of the Deal” – Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz
  10. “Secrets of Power Negotiating, Inside Secrets from a Master Negotiator” – Roger Dawson



  1. “The Google Resume: How To Prepare For A Career And Land A Job At Apple, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Or Any Top Tech Company” -Gayle Laakmann McDowell
  2. “Get Hired Now! How to Accelerate Your Job Search, Stand Out, and Land Your Next Great Opportunity ” – Ian Siegel
  3. “Knock ’em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide”- Martin Yate
  4. “Job Hunting For Dummies, 2nd Edition” – Joyce Lain Kennedy
  5. “What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job Hunters and Career Changers” – Richard Nelson Bolles
  6. “60 Seconds and You’re Hired! ” – Robin Ryan
  7. “Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0” – David E. Perry, Jay Conrad Levinson
  8. ” The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search” – Orville Pierson
  9. “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” –Cal Newport
  10. “The Career Planning Handbook” – George H. Humphries and Dorothy Leeds

So, which of these books have you read? Please let us know in the comments section.

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