5 Leadership Books To Read In April 2023

Reading, or continuous learning, is something every leader needs to do. That’s why every month I bring you five books to consider reading. These are books by men and women who have been there and done that. They have the experience, knowledge, and practicality to get you from point A to point B.

This month’s list consists of five more great books for leaders. They are enjoyable, easy reads that will take you to the next level. If you don’t enjoy reading physical books, consider picking up an audiobook version. All but one of the books on this list have that option for you!

PS: Read to the end to discover how you can win one of the books on this month’s list.

Why Is Pricing Research Important In Business?

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Pricing research simply means that a business pays attention to what its competitors are charging for the same or similar items and adjusts their prices accordingly. Although this does sound like an easy thing to do, there is a lot to it, and this is why some business owners and leaders put off the task or ignore the need to complete it entirely. 

This is a bad idea because there are actually a number of reasons why pricing research is a crucial element to improving and growing any business. Read on to find out what some of them are. If you’ve been delaying this task for any reason, understanding the reasons why it’s so helpful might spur you on. 

The Importance Of Authenticity In Leadership

In today’s day and age, authenticity is a crucial piece of the leadership puzzle. People don’t want fake, inauthentic leaders. They want someone they feel they can relate to because the person they’re following is real.

Sadly, too many leaders in the public arena aren’t authentic. They only claim to be.

Honestly, I’ve struggled with this as I’ve watched bloggers and leaders alike fall from their high horses. These leaders claimed to hold their marriage in high esteem. News breaks that they had an affair or abused their spouse. Some leaders say they value their faith. Only to have their actions betray their words.

These leaders all claimed to be authentic. None of them were. They put on a front they knew would sell books, garner an audience, and make them money.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick: Chapter 4

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. And don’t miss out on my Leadership Lessons From John Wick ebook on Amazon.

It’s been a long four years since John Wick: Chapter 3 was released. We’ve faced a pandemic together. John Wick: Chapter 4 was delayed. We know it was supposed to be a celebration of Keanu Reeves. May 21st, 2021 would have seen the release of The Matrix 4 and John Wick: Chapter 4 on the same day. Sadly, this wasn’t the case, and we had to wait quite some time before Chapter 4 of John Wick was released.

That happened recently. Most of us weren’t disappointed.

John Wick: Chapter 4 brings back the character Reeves had made popular. The action movie is once again packed with guns, violence, and extreme action.

Keaunu Reeves as John Wick. Standing in the rain.

6 Ways To Develop A Feedback Culture In The Workplace

Without feedback, the workplace struggles. Your employees will wonder if they’re doing a great job; some may even have nightmares that you will fire them because they haven’t heard from you.

That’s why having a feedback culture in your workplace is important. By giving regular feedback, you help your people know where they stand, how they can improve, and what to do next.

But how do you create a feedback culture?

It’s not easy. However, I know you can do this. We’ll take a look at 6 ways you can encourage feedback at work.

6 Ways To Develop A Feedback Culture In The Workplace

1. Promote Openness and Honesty:

You cannot have a positive experience with feedback if you’re not honest and open about the situations in the workplace. You have to be willing to speak up when you see not only the bad but the good.