We’ve got to regularly take in new content to continue to grow our skills, talents, and ideas. That’s why I bring you a new list of books to read every month.
I don’t expect you to get through all five, though you may, especially if you listen to audiobooks while you run, bike, or commute to work.
The list is here to help you understand the great books that are available to you. I hope you’ll consider checking out at least one or two of these fantastic leadership books this month.
5 Leadership Books To Read In March 2023
Authors Geoff Watts and Kim Morgan believe there are 12 traits every coach will encounter in their career. Watts and Morgan want to help you become prepared for these traits and the skills you need to navigate them.
The two authors will help you understand where these traits come from and how to get the people struggling with them to change. It’s an eye-opening book that’ll change the way you coach and lead.
Melinda Gates, the former wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, shares the stories of inspiring women whom she’s met all around the world. In her book, The Moment of Lift, she helps us understand the difficulties, challenges, and pushback that women have received.
What happens when we begin to understand the plight and struggles of others? We become more empathic. We all need this as we lead others.
The more we can relate to and understand those we lead, the more effectively we can guide them.
Daniel Coyle is a New York Times Bestseller of The Talent Code. In The Culture Code, Coyle looks at culture.
Every organization strives to build a healthy culture, but few succeed. They do everything in their power to create something great, only to tear it down themselves.
In The Culture Code, Coyle explains why this happens and what you can do about it. He understands culture isn’t something you are. Culture is what you do.
Questions unlock the world. While I am not the best question-asker, I understand there are people out there who are. People like Bob Tiede and John C. Maxwell. These are the men I see asking the right questions.
Maxwell figured out the questions good leaders ask. He compiled these questions into his 2015 book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions.
If you’re not asking questions, are you leading well? I don’t think so. You need this book to help you understand the questions you need to be asking.
5. The Power of Communication: Skills to Build Trust, Inspire Loyalty, and Lead Effectively by Helio Fred Garcia:
Communication… It’s what separates the good from the great. The great leaders know how to communicate effectively. They understand that to be understood, you have to communicate.
Communication encompasses the skills that build trust, inspire loyalty, and lead well.
Garcia will help readers understand what good communication looks like and how to become a better communicator. If this sounds like something you need to improve (who doesn’t??), then make sure you dive into this fantastic read.