5 Leadership Books To Read In May 2022

Reading is essential to the growth of any leader. The reading you do can be through physical books, audiobooks, and ebooks. Whatever works for you, do it!


Finding great books to read can be a difficult thing to do. The power of books is why I love curating a list of books for leaders to read every month. In the list, I include books that have been influential in my leadership and books I’m interested in reading.

I hope you find value in this month’s list.

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5 Leadership Books To Read In May 2022

1. Team Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Dr. Jean Greaves and Evan Watkins:

What does it take to have an effective team? It is more than talent, bright people, and skills. There’s something else that every great team needs to have. The dynamic most teams are missing is the dynamic of Team Emotional Intelligence.

What Kind of Leader Are You for Your Business?

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Your company will take far more of your time and ability than you anticipate. You probably had everything figured out in your thoughts when you initially started running your company. The initial months may have been manageable, but after a year or two you realize that a developing company is not a task you should be taking on by yourself. So, you may or may not have employed your first employee by this point, or you may be on your way to achieving this goal. Whichever it is, we can be sure that it’s something you were either born with the ability to do or are truly battling to do. If you’ve been having trouble with it up until this point, then you don’t need to add an employee to the mix. Instead, we’ll show you how to change yourself into a natural-born leader of your organization, even if you don’t believe you’re destined to be one by birth or natural selection. Continue reading, and we’ll show you just how you can take charge of your business!

4 Great Ways to Develop Leadershi[p Skills as a Small Business Owner

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As a small business owner, you know that it takes more than just a good idea to be successful. You need to be able to lead your team and make tough decisions to navigate through challenging times. To develop your leadership skills, you need to understand what they are. Leadership skills can be categorized into four main areas: strategic thinking, problem-solving, decision making, and continuous development. In this blog post, we will discuss each of these areas and provide tips on how you can improve your leadership skills.

4 Ways to Increase Your Wealth through Investing

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As an entrepreneur and leader, you have the opportunity to invest and grow your wealth in a number of ways. There are many strategies that you can use to increase your net worth and build your financial security. This blog post will discuss some of the best ways to increase your wealth as an entrepreneur and leader and also provide tips on how to stay motivated and focused on your financial goals.

1) Invest in yourself

One of the best ways to grow your wealth is to invest in yourself. This means that you should always be learning and growing as a person. You can do this by taking courses, attending seminars, and reading books on personal development and success. When you invest in yourself, you are increasing your chances of success and becoming financially independent.

Dealing With Negative Criticism

In December, I released my book, Reel Leadership. It was a continuation of the work I’ve done on the blog. Since the Reel Leadership articles tend to receive the most feedback and visits, I wanted to create a fantastic book that people would love.

For the most part, the feedback has been positive. People have enjoyed reading the stories of other leaders, movie professionals, and everyday Joes.

Then, the critics come…

And another…

And one more…
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The criticism hurts. You don’t want to hear what you did wrong. You want to hear what you did right.

Despite this, I am learning how to embrace negative criticism.

I don’t want to be so hardened or proud of myself that I can’t take criticism. I want, instead, for criticism to be a starting point for a conversation, whether that’s in my mind or with the individual.