5 Leadership Books To Read In January 2023 To Develop Yourself

While I typed out the title of this post, I had to correct it. I find it hard to believe we’re rolling into 2023. The last year sped by.

For this month, I am focusing on the best leadership and personal development books to develop yourself. These book recommendations will help you become a better leader and, more importantly, a better person.

You don’t have to read all five of these books, but I recommend you pick up at least one or two and study them. They will have you growing, maturing, and becoming better.

5 Leadership Books To Read In January 2023 To Develop Yourself

1. How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie:

This is the definitive book for personal and self-development. Dale Carnegie distills the principles he learned to the reading audience.

Live A Model Life

It seems that there’s a model for everything. A model home, toy models, and more.

But why do we have models? It’s simple. A model is an example of something that is or could be.

This could be a model of a Vought F4U-1A from World War 2. It could be the luxury home you’ve been drooling over. Or it could be a, drumroll please, model life.

Model airplane sitting on a table

Photo by Matias Luge on Unsplash

Live A Model Life

I want you to think about the model life. What does this look like to you?

A model life could include:

  • Regularly helping others at the local church
  • Encouraging the people on your team
  • Spending copious amounts of time with your family
  • Enjoying a backpacking trip through the Appalachian Trail
  • Speaking kindly to strangers
  • Giving your tithes and offerings to your church

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Labyrinth

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.

Growing up, I watched a lot of fantasy movies. I remember tearing up during The Neverending Story, the adventures of Willow, and many other fantasy movies. The film I never remember watching is Labyrinth.

Labyrinth is a Jim Henson (remember the Muppets???) directed film. Henson’s artfully crafted puppets are featured throughout the beautiful movie. So is the musical talent (and acting prowess) of David Bowie as the Goblin King Jareth.

Labyrinth tells the story of 16-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) in her quest to rescue her baby brother, Toby (Toby Froud), from Jareth. Jareth had his goblins take the child when Sarah wished Toby would go away.

David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly in a scene from Labyrinth

There are only 13 hours for Sarah to rescue Toby before Jareth has Toby transformed into one of his goblins. Of course, Sarah accomplishes this task and more.

How to Use the Latest Methods to Benefit All Stakeholders of The Company

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In order for a business to succeed, all stakeholders must be taken into account. This includes employees, customers, and shareholders. This blog post will discuss how you can use the latest methods to benefit all of these groups. It will also provide examples of businesses that have successfully implemented these strategies. Thanks for reading

1) Invest in Employees:

Investing in an employee is one of the most effective ways to benefit all company stakeholders. By investing in employees, companies can create a positive working environment where employees feel valued and appreciated. This leads to greater job satisfaction, increased motivation, and improved productivity. Additionally, investing in employee development allows businesses to stay ahead of the competition by providing their staff with the latest knowledge and skills. It also helps to retain top talent that otherwise would have moved on to other companies.

5 Leadership Lessons From The Christmas Story

It’s almost Christmastime. Wow, has this year flown by!

Christmastime always gives me pause. I find this time of year is an excellent time to reflect on what’s come and what is to come.

It doesn’t hurt that it’s also the end of the year. Only one more week until we’re in a new year.

But I’m getting ahead of myself here.

I want to talk about Christmas. There’s so much to unpack with Christmas, especially if you’re a Christian.

There’s also a lot to learn about leadership through the Christmas story…

5 Leadership Lessons From Christmas

The Biblical Christmas story can be found in two key pieces of scripture: Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2. These Bible passages give us how Christ was born and what it truly means.

From these pieces of scripture, you can find deep leadership meaning if you look.