6 Books Every Leader Should Read

If you’re a leader in any capacity, you should absolutely be investing in your continuing education. One of the best ways to do that is to read leadership books—both classic ones and new trending ones.

To get you started, here are six books on leadership that you should consider reading:

EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey

In this book, Dave Ramsey shares everything he knows about leading a business from his 20 years of experience. The book is designed to help you lead well, reach your goals, and handle your money as a leader.

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

From the book description: “In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?” Read Leaders Eat Last to find out the answer and how you can lead winning team.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

A classic in the Leadership world, this book provides you with tools to grow your leadership skills and to truly evaluate your effectiveness as a leader.

Quiet by Susan Cain

Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, you need to read this book. For too long we have been told the lie that you need to be loud, charismatic, and even pushy to be a leader. That has silenced and punished those who are naturally quieter leaders. Learn about the strengths of introversion in yourself and in your team members.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry

A huge part of leadership is understanding why and how people work—including yourself. This is emotional intelligence: understanding motivations and feelings. This book covers the four “EQ Skills:”

1) Self-Awareness
2) Self-Management
3) Social Awareness
4) Relationship Management

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

If you’ve ever felt insecure as a leader, which you probably have if your have a pulse this book is for you. From the book description, the book covers “How to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough.”

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