BOOKS TO READ: 5 Books Leaders Should Read In May 2021

Once a month, I love to share with readers the books they should consider reading the following month. It’s fun looking at the great books that have been released and how they can impact other leaders.

Today’s list will be no different. We are going to look at 5 books leaders should read in the coming month. These 5 books to read in May will help you to become a better leader through reading the experiences of others.

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In May 2021

1. Intrusions: When God Shows Up Unexpectedly by Kenneth Overman:

Kenneth uses his life experiences to help leaders realize God shows up in the most unexpected ways. His story is engaging and encouraging. Read Kenneth’s book if you want to begin realizing how God directs our lives and leadership.

Rethinking Bereavement Pay And Time Off

While there is no federal law mandating paid or unpaid bereavement pay, many organizations consider this a part of an employee’s benefits package. They know employees are better when they have time to grieve and care for themselves after losing a loved one.

I lost my father at the end of October. It came as a heavy blow to my heart, mind, and soul. My father was the patriarch of my family and held so many things together. Without him, life has been difficult.

This experience has made me rethink the bereavement process. I think every leader of an organization needs to rethink their bereavement process.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mortal Kombat The Movie

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“Get over here!” “Flawless victory!” “Finish him!” “Fatality!”

If you grew up in the ’90s and played video games, the above quotes probably remind you of a video game. The game was maligned by the media and government officials. They said the game was too violent (and it was a violent video game). They said it would destroy our youth (they went a little overboard on that one).

Yet, Mortal Kombat became a worldwide phenomenon. The video game spawned 18 video games. There were also two live-action movies released in 1995 and 1997. These movies were released when video game-to-movie translations were not good.

I am happy to say that the Mortal Kombat movie released in 2021 breaks this trend. The new Mortal Kombat movie is as near flawless as it could be.

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Digesting What You Consume

Leaders are readers… Or learners. They look for ways to learn new leadership techniques, improve upon tried and true methods, and continue to move forward.

We’re bombarded with new leadership content. From new blog posts (sorry guys!) to new movies to new leadership books.

It’s a wide world of fast food content out there.

What Got Me Thinking

Pamela and I recently celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. We took a trip to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan for the Marvel Comics Exhibit. It was a blast.

We also took a side-trip to Frankenmuth. There, I forged a knife. Pamela forged a dagger. That was really cool.

Lastly, we began our trip home and went through Ann Arbor.

Four Ways To Cut Down Your Small Business Costs

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Every penny counts, especially when it comes to running a small business. Even if it’s cutbacks on expenses such as utility bills, it matters. It may seem daunting to think about cutting costs as a business, however, with a little common sense and planning, you can easily improve your bottom line and make some savings. 

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There is never an incorrect time to look at your business practices and identify any changes that could help with costs so if you need to reduce your overall costs, make sure you start as soon as you can. Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can do this below: