8 Great Leadership Books You’ll Fall For

Grab your softest blanket, a pumpkin spice latte, and find a comfy spot to curl up with a good book. We’ve gathered a fresh harvest of must-read books for leaders. Happy reading!

Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

by Jerry Colonna

Reboot is a journey of radical self-inquiry, helping you to reset your life by sorting through the emotional baggage that is holding you back professionally, and even more important, in your relationships. Jerry has taught CEOs and their top teams to realize their potential by using the raw material of their lives to find meaning, to build healthy interpersonal bonds, and to become more compassionate and bold leaders. In Reboot, he inspires everyone to hold themselves responsible for their choices and for the possibility of truly achieving their dreams.

Lead Like a Woman: Gain Confidence, Navigate Obstacles, Empower Others

by Deborah Smith Pegues

In Lead Like a Woman, former Fortune 500 executive Deborah Smith Pegues shows that your uniquely female qualities can position you for success—if you know how to use them. She’ll teach you to embrace 12 traits that can help you excel as a leader, and she’ll also help you eliminate 12 tendencies that could be hindering your progress.

Authentic Leadership: How to Lead with Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Prove & Nothing to Lose

by Dan Owolabi

Imagine a world where you wake up, ready to lead with genuine confidence. You rarely feel insecure. You never pretend, perform or act like you have it all together. You are simply secure in who you are, and strong enough to influence others. This isn’t crazy. This is Authentic Leadership.

Relentless Implementation: Creating Clarity, Alignment and A Working Together Operating System To Maximize Your Business Performance

by Adam Witty / Alan Mulally

One of the hardest things to achieve in business is getting everyone on your team aligned to the same plan. Picture your business as a rowing team. Most have some people casually rowing, others our of sync, and even some rowing in the complete opposite direction. In Relentless Implementation, you will learn a tried and tested system that will get every person on your team vigorously rowing in the same direction.

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

by Brené Brown

In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through 87 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances – a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.

Anti-Racist Leadership: How To Transform Corporate Culture In A Race-Conscious World

by James D. White

As leaders, you have the unique ability to reach thousands of employees and millions of consumers. It’s time for you to build a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and, by extension, a more just society. This book provides a comprehensive plan for leaders who are ready to get serious about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and to create an anti-racist company culture.

Leaders Eat Last

by Simon Sinek

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

Jerks At Work: Toxic Coworkers and What To Do About Them

by Tessa West

Social psychologist Tessa West has spent years leveraging science to help people solve interpersonal conflicts in the workplace. What she discovered is that most of our go-to tactics don’t work because they fail to address the specific motivations that drive bad behavior. In this book, she takes you on a rollicking deep dive of the seven jerks you’re most likely to encounter at the office, drawing on decades of original research to expose their inner workings and weak points—and ultimately deliver an effective game plan for stopping each type before they take you down with them.

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