5 Books Every Leader Should Read in 2017 To be Successful
I always get a great feeling when I learn something that helps me become a better version of myself. That’s the feeling I get from the books I read. They provoke thought, make me ponder on my life and style of working and how I think. They educate me and help me be stronger, committed and a better leader. That’s the impact a good book can have on me. I’m sure you can relate to this as you must have also read a few books that every leader should read.
As 2017 approaches, I’ve compiled a list of some of the books that I’m eagerly looking forward to reading. As a recommendation, every leader should read these books at some point during the year to be even more successful and create a deeper impact in their companies.
How to Be a Great Boss by Gino Wickman
Every leader strives to be a better, stronger, more loved and successful boss. They have desires and ambitions to be better versions of themselves. Gino Wickman’s book provides the guidance you need to be just that – a great boss. He provides an understanding of what defines a great boss, what they do and how they go about doing it. What makes the book even more of a hit is it’s easy to read book style that cuts straight to the chase.
Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck
Sallie Krawcheck is one of Linkedin’s most read influencers and a successful and innovative entrepreneur. Her new book couldn’t be more well-timed as gender diversity and equality continues to be widely discussed. It places well along with Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller “Lean In” as contributing greatly to empower women. Giving the business world more reasons to empower their female workforce, Sallie Krawcheck’s book will surely be a popular read in 2017.
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
In his latest book Tim Ferriss, best known for his best-selling books on rapid-learning techniques, compiles hundreds of interviews he’s had to find out actionable and practical steps that you can adapt into your business and life. It’s a glimpse into the lives of celebrities, business owners, athletes and even military officers to see how they kick start their mornings, what workout routines they follow and how they stay focused on their goals. This book provides an insight to the lives of successful people providing its readers examples they can employ in their own lives.
Stretch by Scott Sonenshein
Stretch is an interesting read by Rice University’s Professor of Management, Scott Sonenshein. The book helps you learn how to get more from what you have and revolves around the science of resourcefulness. It promotes the concept of contentment and pushes out the constant chase we tend to have for more. And it’s not just the monetary or physical resources that we feel the need for more of. ‘Stretch’ helps us appreciate the time we have and how we can utilize it better.
Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace by Christine Porath
This book by Georgetown University professor Christine Porath is something I’m really looking forward to reading. It’s hard to ignore the infection called incivility that’s spread across our workforce and lives. But there are ways to tackle it and what Porath tries to explore is how the smallest behaviors can have huge impacts on the relationships we build and try to maintain.
Know of any books that are cutting edge and every leader should read to be relevant in 2017? Do share them.
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