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work up the ladder Trending Biz Books Get a read on the latest buzz-worthy ideas in the career world By Kelsey Bewick Quick Career Boosts Step away from the books and learn keys to success with workshops through Dream Bank, American Family Insurance's downtown idea incubator. This month's offerings include "Resume Clinic for Landing Your Dream Job" on June 19 and "Increase Your Business Pipeline With LinkedIn" on June 25. Visit dreambank. The Power of Habit: Why we do What we do in Life and Business By Charles Duhigg In a cutting-edge exploration that takes readers from laboratories to boardrooms, this New York Times business reporter uncovers the power of habit and its effects on why some individuals and companies thrive and others flop. Published by Random House, $28 Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success By Adam Grant Are you a giver, taker or matcher? Answer that question and you could be one giant leap closer to mastering your career, claims this book, a title hailed as a gamechanger for finding success at work and at home. Published by Viking, $28 The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results By Gary Keller Why, when we have more resources than ever, do we feel like we accomplish so little? By challenging common keys to success like multitasking and balancing life's many roles, Keller shows us how to zero in on what really matters. Published by Bard Press, $25 The Balance Myth: Re-Thinking Work-Life Success By Teresa A. Taylor Though heavily plodded territory by many authors, this wife, mother of two and former COO of a Fortune 200 company humorously finds her own spin on the endless juggling act. Her verdict? Life is not an equation to be solved, but there are little cheats that help when climbing the corporate ladder with family in tow. Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press, $22 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking By Susan Cain Who's responsible for many of society's achievements? Not the most outgoing argues this telling read on how the corporate world undervalues the shy types and why their quiet ways deserve loud praise. Published by Crown, $26 30 BRAVA Magazine June 2013

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