It’s been said that leaders are readers. I agree. Books provide us great insight into the experience and perspective of others. These are thoughts that we can use and apply to our own sphere of leadership in order to become better at what we do and how we do it.
Below are a few books that have come across my desk recently that I would encourage you to check out. I’m also including an article link from each author to a post that I think you’ll also find useful.
At the end of this post feel free to leave a comment and share one or two of the books that you are reading or that you would suggest for leaders.
The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work
By Jon Gordon
The Seed is an inspirational business fable that takes readers on a life changing quest to find passion, purpose and happiness in life and work.
Book Site: www.Seed11.com | Amazon Link
Article: Working for a Bigger Purpose
It’s Not About You: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business
By Bob Burg
It’s Not About You follows the story of an ambitious young executive’s quest to master persuasion and leadership while helping a small business’s struggle for survival.
Book Site: www.INAYBook.com | Amazon Link
Article: Five Keys to Legendary Leadership
Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results
By Cy Wakeman
In Reality-Based Leadership, expert Fast Company blogger Cy Wakeman reveals how to be the kind of leader who changes the way people think about and perceive their circumstances-one who deals with the facts, clarifies roles, gives clear and direct feedback, and insists that everyone do the same-without drama or defensiveness.
Book Site: www.RealityBasedLeadership.com | Amazon Link
Article: How To Appear More Authoritative On The Job
And… consider this a bonus suggestion but I’d be remiss if I didn’t also suggest Leadership is Dead: Why Influence is Reviving. (My own book). Leadership is Dead explains how to become truly influential by overcoming the desire for self-preservation, a tendency that sabotages many leaders today.
www.LeadershipIsDead.com | Amazon Link