“A great author and management thinker.”
– Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor at Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Over the past decade, Dan has written three career books that have helped professionals around the world stand out and advance in their career. His work is based on dozens of proprietary research studies, personal experiences and conversations with the world’s most successful people.
In 2009, he wrote Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, which was the first book ever written on how to use social media to build a successful personal brand and helped recent graduates land their first job. Me 2.0 was a #1 international bestseller and was named the #1 career book of 2009 by The New York Post.
In 2013, he wrote Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success, which helped people get ahead at work and promoted into leadership positions. Promote Yourself has a foreword by Marcus Buckingham and research sponsored by American Express. It became an instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal and #1 Barnes & Noble bestseller. It was also recognized as the #1 career book of 2013 by The Chicago Tribune.
In 2018, he will release Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, which will help leaders build stronger team relationships amidst our dependency on technology. Back to Human contains global research sponsored by Virgin Pulse, an academic assessment, interviews with 100 top leaders, activities, exercises and tips. It was a Washington Post bestseller and was chosen as a “Business Book of the Month” by The Financial Times.
Schawbel’s books have been endorsed by over 50 CEOs (Whole Foods, Sodexo, Intuit, Campbell Soup), celebrities (Dr. Mehmet Oz, Patti Stanger, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran), professors (Harvard, UPenn, Dartmouth, Northwestern) and bestselling authors (Daniel Pink, Adam Grant, Seth Godin, Gretchen Rubin, Stephen R. Covey, Ken Blanchard, Dave Ramsey, Jack Canfield, Susan Cain). Combined, his books have been translated into 15 different languages and are used as textbooks at many schools including Stanford University, Boston University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation (Hachette)
Back to Human explains how a more socially connected workforce creates greater fulfillment, productivity, and engagement while preventing burnout and turnover.
New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel guides the next generation of leaders to create a workplace where teammates feel genuinely connected, engaged, and empowered to grow strong interpersonal skills rather than relying on technology. Based on Schawbel’s exclusive research studies–featuring the perspectives of over 2,000 managers and employees across different age groups and from the US, UK, China, India, Brazil and other countries–Back to Human reveals why electronic and virtual communication, though vital and useful, actually contributes to a stronger sense of isolation at work than ever before.
The corporate cultures we are experiencing right now need to change, and Schawbel offers a new leadership model featuring The Work-Life Balance Myth (we should consider work-life integration instead, which creates more synergies between all areas of your life and puts you in control of how you allocate your time), Shared Learning (how sharing knowledge allows you to stay relevant despite industry disruptions), and more.
- Washington Post non-fiction bestseller: July 2019
- Financial Times Book of the Month Selection: November 2018
- Forbes “Best Leadership Books for New Managers”: 2019
- Soundview 30 best business books of the year: 2019
“A practical guide for leaders to stop using technology as a crutch and start building genuine connections with their teams.”
―Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg
“Back to Human is a welcomed reminder of the interdependencies that exist across all human stakeholders, and that workplace cultures must be trusting, authentic, innovative and caring so that working there is a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment.”
―John Mackey, co-founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market; co-author of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
“A fun, thoughtful read, but more important, a truly useful book. Back to Human provides concrete solutions for many of the 21st century challenges that shape how we work and live.”
― General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal, New York Times bestselling author of Team of Teams
“Dan will help you put your damn phone in your pocket, look people in the eye, and build actual human relationships at work. You’ll be stunned at the difference this makes in your career–and in your life.”
― Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor
“Our brain grew in size in order to process our complex social needs, yet we are evolving into a society that devalues human interaction. Dan’s insights will ensure you use all your neurons offered by evolution.”
―Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor of Surgery, Columbia University, Host, The Dr. Oz Show
Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press)
NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
“Dan will show you how to communicate your unique contribution, so that you make yourself indispensable.” ― From the Foreword by Marcus Buckingham, New York Times bestselling author of Now, Discover Your Strengths
How people perceive you at work has always been vital to a successful career. Now with the internet, social media, and the unrelenting hum of 24/7 business, the ability to brand and promote yourself is more crucial than ever.
Schawbel shows readers how to navigate this new environment as an employee and lays out what managers are really looking for. Unveiling exclusive new research on the modern workplace, Schawbel breaks down the outdated mores of getting ahead and lays out a practical guide for building an outstanding career in an age of economic uncertainty and constant adaptation to new technologies.
Shedding light on the disconnect between Gen Y and their managers, and revealing new findings on the most important skills required for management roles, professional development at work, and social media’s role in the workplace, Promote Yourself also gives readers the most critical skill necessary today: an awareness of their unique strengths and how to differentiate themselves.
- New York Times Bestseller – #13 on Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous
- Wall Street Journal Bestseller – #6 on Hardcover Business
- #1 Business bestseller at Barnes & Noble, #2 overall
- #1 Nonfiction bestseller by The Denver Post
- #1 Career book of the year by the Chicago Tribune
- #1 Career book in China
- #1 book for navigating the modern workplace by Business Insider
- Axiom Bronze Award For Best Career Book of 2013
“Career book of the year.”
– Chicago Tribune
“A smart, practical guide on navigating the world of work today.”
– USA Today
“This is a book about freedom. The freedom to chart your own path, make your own ruckus and stand up and say to the world, “here, I made this.””
– Seth Godin, New York Times Bestseller and author of The Icarus Deception
“Promote Yourself is a very engaging and extremely thought provoking read. The topic is both timely and highly relevant and Dan sets the foundation with the facts and stories, distilled with both actionable and practical insights. I learned a lot from it and so will you!”
– Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit
“Schawbel’s book is a game-changer for any employee who is looking to get ahead at work. It reveals the skills and strategies that will turn you into a future leader.”
– Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 3rd Alternative
Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future (Kaplan Publishing)
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
Me 2.0 shows job seekers and established professionals alike how to leverage the power of online media for personal empowerment and career success. There is no job security anymore, which means that the way we manage our careers has forever changed.
Now, everyone in the world is your competition and the single greatest differentiator you have is your personal brand. With social media tools, blogs, and mobile applications, there are endless opportunities to become known and connect with other people.
In Me 2.0, personal branding expert Dan Schawbel gives you all the tools you need for building a powerful personal brand that WILL give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Whether you’re looking for your first big job, want to climb the corporate ladder, or are eager to jumpstart your own business venture, Me 2.0 will help you achieve lasting success!
- #1 Bestseller in Japan
- #1 Career Book of 2009 by The New York Post
- “Must Read” for Job Seekers by The New York Times
- Summer Reading List for Business Leaders in 2011 by The Washington Post
- Recommend as one of three social networking books by Shape magazine
“In this easy-to-read book, Schawbel offers a variety of branding techniques and tools to maximize job search success. This is a must-read for those who want to create a powerful persona that truly separates them from the competition amidst the war for talent.”
– The Washington Post
“It contains practical ways of harnessing online tools to professional advantage.”
– The Financial Times
“Me 2.0 is an instruction manual for developing your personal brand and then leveraging that brand to command your career.”
– The New York Post
“With Me 2.0, Dan Schawbel has done something remarkable, turning the subtle art of personal branding in to a set of systematic and easily implementable strategies for success.”
– Robert B. Cialdini, coauthor, Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive
“The business world is changing and what Dan Schawbel has captured in this book is the pulse of the changing branding market.”
– Gary Vaynerchuk, New York Times bestselling author of Crush It