There are very few career and business books I've come across that are hard to put down. When it comes to books, I crave the thrill and action that a Tom Clancy novel arouses or the drama and emotional roller coaster a Nicholas Sparks love story evokes. Similarly, for a business and career book, I crave practicality and how readily the ideas presented can be executed. After all, without the pizzazz, the topics can be dry.
"Max out every opportunity to learn."
Aliza Licht's Leave Your Mark is also written in a resonating generational relevant voice. It's easy to read, realistic and approach is not one 'with stars in your eyes.' Instead, it's intelligent and serves as a great career resource with actionable insights - especially chapter eight - Surviving People and Politics.
Leave Your Mark is one of the few gems I've eagerly devoured, dog earred and referenced. It's also one of the three books (the other two are Girlboss and What Color Is Your Parachute) I highly recommend to my mentees and junior associates who ask me for career transition guidance or seeking an unconventional medical science track career.
The advice in the book is practical, common sense, and relevant to any field and career level. I think that sometimes we forget the basics despite our career journey.
Do your career a favor and pick up Leave Your Mark. Your career and professional development plan will come to life in a way you'd never imagine.