The workaholic on your gift list can be iffy to shop for. After all, one can only accumulate so many paperweights and engraved platinum pens.

This year, surprise them with a tool to help them get ahead, and give a career self-help book. They might actually listen to your advice to relax with a good book for a change.


• Get Your People To Work Like They Mean It!: Perfect for the big boss who wants the best out of their team, and themselves. Topics like isolating and resolving negative behaviours, ABCDs of today’s top leaders, and dealing with employees who "just don’t get it" will give them the edge in successful management.

Authors: Jean Blacklock and Evelyn Jacks

Publisher: McGraw Hill

Price: $31.95

• Alpha Male Syndrome: A guide that every go-getter should own. Identifies and explores the behaviours of Alpha types, why they are successful, and how they can have a negative impact on colleagues and the workplace if not properly managed. Whether they are an Alpha, or have to work with one, this book provides valuable tips for effective teamwork.

Authors: Kate Ludeman and Eddie Erlandson

Publisher: HBS Press

Price: $31.95

• am.BITCH.ous: The ultimate book for the career woman. A look at female ambition and how it is lacking in the workforce, and what women can do to reclaim it. Exercises in self-worth, ethics and diminishing the fear of putting oneself last make this a helpful tool for women in the workforce.

Author: Debra Condren, PhD

Publisher: Morgan Road Books

Price: $31.95

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