How have you been doing on your reading goals for the year? It’s hard to think we’re entering the final quarter of 2022. Where did the year go?
I want to help you curate great books to read throughout the year. Every month, we make a list of the leadership books that I think will help you become a better leader and person.
For October, we’ll look at another five books and why they can help you improve or change your leadership style.
5 Leadership Books To Read In October 2022
1. I Wish I’d Known This: 6 Career-Accelerating Secrets for Women Leaders by Brenda Wensil and Kathryn Heath:
Women make up a smaller percentage of leaders in organizations, but this doesn’t mean they’re any less powerful than men when it comes to leading. I Wish I’d Known This helps women learn critical aspects of leadership including How to set a vision for their career, How to seek and act on feedback, and how to Enlist help and support from others. Read more...
Growing up, there was a popular television series called Are You Afraid Of The Dark? The show aired on the Nickelodeon TV channel.
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? was a horror anthology group of teenagers who were called “The Midnight Society.” The Midnight Society would gather in the woods and then each person would begin to tell their own scary story.
Nothing in the show was particularly scary, especially now as an adult. However, as a child, these shows could be terrifying.
We’ve been brought up to be afraid of the dark. So much of our world is covered in the darkness that we may be right to be scared when it is dark outside.
However, as we grow up, I believe we become afraid of something else… Read more...
The world of comic book movies changed on July 14th, 2000. This date was the release date of the original 20th Century Fox film X-Men. Based on the Marvel comic book series, X-Men, X-Men brought to life the stories children had been reading for years.
Indeed, X-Men wasn’t the first comic book movie. It wasn’t even the first Marvel movie. Previous Marvel movies included Howard The Duck and Blade.
Both of those movies were fun. They stayed pretty true to the original comic book characters. Except one thing never happened: These two films didn’t kickstart the comic book movie craze. X-Men did.
Bryan Singer directed the X-Men movie. David Hayter wrote the screenplay (I interviewed him for my book, Reel Leadership).
X-Men hits the spot if you want to enter the world of live-action mutants. The character portrayals were spot on. There were romantic tensions between the characters. There were great action scenes. And, as usual, great leadership lessons. Read more...
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Diversity in the workplace is becoming increasingly important as businesses strive to create a better work environment for their employees. A diverse team is a successful team, and it’s essential to have a variety of voices at the table when making decisions. If you’re looking to make your company a better place, start by implementing some of these diversity initiatives:
1. Hire a diversity officer:
This is someone who will be responsible for ensuring that your company’s policies are inclusive and that everyone feels comfortable in the workplace.
Diversity officers are a great way to ensure that your company is making progress regarding diversity. They can help develop new policies, monitor compliance, and create training programs. In addition, hiring a diversity officer sends a strong message that you’re committed to creating a more inclusive environment. Read more...
You’re a leader. You’re in charge! Right?!?
We may be given authority over some areas of our lives, but there’s someone else who is in control. I fully believe God is in control.
I hope you do too.
Today, these 10 verses are here to remind you of who is in charge. And it’s not you. It’s someone who has your best interest and those you lead’s best interest in mind.
10 Bible Verses To Remind Leaders Who Really Is In Control
1. Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
God tells us that He will be with us wherever we go. There’s no need to be afraid. Read more...