Four Motivational Books to Read this New Year

Four Books for Motivation this new year.

Four Motivational Books to Read this New Year

At Scion Staffing, we understand motivation. It’s our job to connect the best talent on the market to local, remote and national businesses and organizations. Our recruitment team walks alongside job seekers- some who are in their hardest season- to coach, encourage and motivate every step of the way throughout the job searching process. Needless to say, we get motivation.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of encouraging and motivational books that you should read as you begin this new year. Whether you are beginning your job search, running a successful company or just hope to receive new insight and motivation- this list is for you.


Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization- John Wooden

John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; namely, to get maximum effort and peak performance from each of his players in the manner that best served the team. Wooden on Leadership explains step-by-step how he pursued and accomplished this goal. Focusing on Wooden’s 12 Lessons in Leadership and his acclaimed Pyramid of Success, it outlines the mental, emotional, and physical qualities essential to building a winning organization, and shows you how to develop the skill, confidence, and competitive fire to “be at your best when your best is needed” and teach your organization to do the same.


Dare to Lead- Brené Brown

Anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and has the courage to develop that potential. Leadership is not about titles or the corner office. It’s about the willingness to step up, put yourself out there and lean into courage. The world is desperate for braver leaders. It’s time for all of us to step up.


Start with Why- Simon Sinek

People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way — and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.


The Empathy Edge- Maria Ross

Being empathetic at work means seeing the situation from another’s perspective, and using that vantage point to shape your leadership style, workplace culture, and branding strategy. Pairing her knowledge as a branding expert with proven research and fascinating stories from executives, change-makers and community leaders, Maria Ross reveals exactly how empathy makes brands and organizations stronger and more successful.



We hope this season brings you time to reflect, recharge and move forward with hope and motivation toward the upcoming year. If you are ready and motivated to start your job search- apply with us today, view our open jobs or contact us to learn more about our staffing services!