13 Must-Read Business Books That Could Change Your Life

4. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler

To succeed in business, you must know how to communicate. Whether at a staff meeting, networking event, trade conference, or just a casual conversation with a coworker, business relies on communication.

Crucial Conversations, published in 2002, provides readers with the tools needed to master difficult conversations at work (and home).