Books To Keep Your Eye On (Part I)

 

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other" - John F. Kennedy

I bet you can name at least one major book that's inspired you to pivot, pursue a new idea, or even change the way you think. So whether it's for the C-suite, workplace development, or just your own personal journey, here are a few of my all-time favorite business and personal book recommendations. They're the types of gems you'll uncover something new from each time you read them, and be sure to watch out for more to come in the coming weeks...

 

BUSINESS

 
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Credit: Goodreads

Drop the Ball

by Tiffany Dufu

Dufu teaches us how to say no to some things and instead focus on and excel at a few, rather than trying to do it all. 

 
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Credit: Goodreads

Resonant Leadership

by Richard Boyatzis & Annie McKee

A research-backed guide for building the more intangible quality of resonance as a leader, and how to avoid the perils of stress and burnout to get there.

 
Credit: Simon & Schuster

Credit: Simon & Schuster

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

by Angela Duckworth

With  a background in psychology and a heartfelt personal story, Duckworth shows us success depends much more on attitude than intelligence alone.

 
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Credit: Amazon

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

by Greg Mckeown

Minimalism. Minimalism. Minimalism. Focus. Focus. Focus. McKeown reminds us it's not about the amount, but getting the right things done.

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Credit: Amazon

The Culture Code

by Daniel Coyle

Building upon insights from some of the world's most powerful organizational cultures, Coyle identifies fundamental principles that make groups successful. 

 
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Credit: Amazon

Real Happiness at Work

by Sharon Salzberg

Written by one of the world's leading meditation teachers, a must-read for integrating more mindfulness into work every day. 

 
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Credit: Penguin Random House

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

by Simon Sinek

One of the most important business books you'll read, Sinek reminds us to always go back to our fundamental reason for starting - our why.

 
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Credit: Amazon

 

Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life

by Kevin Cashman

Now a classic, Leadership from the Inside Out changed the game, connecting personal growth with one's ability to lead. With a new version this past Fall, you'll want to highlight and return to often.

 
 

OTHER

Books to read to be a better human...

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Credit: Penguin Random House

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Credit: Harper Collins

The Book of Joy

by The Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

Co-written by two of our generation's most profound leaders, not to mention two who have encountered adversity more than most, The Book of Joy teaches us how to find joy despite hardship. A must-read for all walks of life.

Horton Hears a Who

by Dr. Seuss

Because your word is everything!

 
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