7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Shana Lebowitz

If in 2017, you've vowed to find a new job, get a promotion, be a better boss, or simply enjoy work more, Business Insider has got your back.

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.

Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of helping you craft a meaningful work life.

Below, we've rounded up our top seven picks.

'What Got You Here Won't Get You There' by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter

Goldsmith is a psychologist and an executive coach who's worked with more than 150 CEOs. He's been named multiple times to the Thinkers50 list of influential management thinkers.

"What Got You Here Won't Get You There" is geared toward workers looking to advance to the next stage in their careers.

The thrust of the book is that just because you've been able to get by with your counterproductive habits doesn't mean you'll be able to reach the top of your field with those same tendencies. So it's time to nix them.

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