Brad McGehee is one of my more favorite authors of SQL literature. How to Become an Exceptional DBA is one of his more popular books. It’s really a career guide for novice and experienced DBAs, alike. It shows step-by-step methods for how to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Most of it is common sense, but it’s a good reminder for how to be an exceptional DBA.
You can download a free pdf version of this eBook here.