5 Leadership Books To Read In June 2023

Even though I believe movies and entertainment are great way to grow your leadership skills, I still want to bring you the best books to increase your leadership knowledge. It’s one of the forms of communication that has long been successful in training leaders.

It’s also one of the reasons I bring you these lists every month. I want you to be consuming great content that will stretch you as a leader. 

With books, you get to dive into the thoughts of current and past leaders. Their wisdom is passed onto you through their works. Why not read them?

This month, I plan to focus on more current books. These leadership books will have been released within the past couple of years.

How To Launch A Successful Employee Coaching Program

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Around 88% of companies are using coaching as a tool in the workplace, due to its increasing popularity and effectiveness. Coaching has been found to be beneficial in creating better job performance, enhanced engagement, and greater career satisfaction. But, how do you go about launching an employee coaching program within your organization?

In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps necessary for creating a successful employee coaching program. Let’s get started!

Establish the Goals of Your Employee Coaching Program

Businesses can invest in the growth and development of their employees by implementing an employee coaching program. The goals of this kind of program serve a crucial role in making sure that employee growth aligns with what the company needs to succeed. For businesses, goal-setting provides a focused approach to developing relevant competencies that translate to improved performance and communication.

5 Ways To Build Your Thought Leadership On Social Media

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Many professionals are trying to increase their social media influence in the current marketing landscape. According to statistics, there were 4.72 billion social media users registered in January 2023, and their average daily usage is more than two hours. Social media offers a great way to connect with clients, peers, and other influencers. A powerful social media presence, however, requires a strategy and a lot of hard work so that you can set yourself apart from the millions of other experts in your respective fields. One of the ways to achieve this is to establish yourself as a thought leader.

Thought leadership is a buzzword that’s often used to describe the ability to think strategically and innovatively about a particular topic or industry. It is the act of providing insights, ideas, and solutions that are ahead of the curve or outside of the norm.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Kandahar

A Reel Leadership Article

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

Kandahar is an intense film involving CIA agent Tom Harris (Gerard Butler) and his translator Mo (Navid Negahban) as they flee hostile territory after their secret cover is blown. Their journey exposes hidden truths, dangerous allies, and former friends.

I was glued to my seat as I watched Kandahar. Maybe it’s how Gerard Butler plays military roles or the intrigue of a spy mission gone wrong. Perhaps it’s that the movie was loosely based on the Snowden leaks in 2013. Either way, the story was enjoyable, relevant, and entertaining.

As always, there’s more to the story than what’s on the surface. Every movie has Reel Leadership lessons hidden within.

In the latest Reel Leadership article, we dig into the leadership lessons in Kandahar.

Gerard Butler and Navid Negahban in the movie Kandahar

Drawing Inspiration: How Jim Lee’s Approach To Improving His Art Skills Can Benefit Your Leadership Style

Jim Lee is a celebrated comic book artist. His run on the 1990s X-Men is considered legendary. He worked on the title from the beginning of the relaunch in 1991.

While not his first work, this is the work I most think of when I think of Jim Lee. His beautiful characters and purposeful lines drew my attention to the X-Men #1 on the comic book shelves. His attention to detail and skill still blows me away to this day.

His artwork drew in millions of readers. That X-Men #1 sold over eight million copies. Over 30 years later, X-Men #1 holds the distinction of being the single bestselling issue of all time, in no small part due to Lee’s artwork.

Person pulling out an issue of X-Men (1991) #1 out of a box of comics. Cover featuring Beast, Storm, Rogue and other X-Men

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Recently, Jim Lee shared on his Facebook a photo of an image he drew as a 12 or 13-year-old kid.