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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Books to read to be a better human...
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!