5 Books Leaders Should Read In August 2020

Reading is a great way to gain knowledge. Authors have poured their lives into sharing what they’ve learned.

This is why reading is so important for a leader. He can take a look into the minds of great leaders and learn what they did without all of the missteps along the way.

Who wouldn’t want this?

Bookcase full of books

Photo by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič

That’s why I’ve started sharing book recommendations starting last month. At the end of every month, I will share 5 books leaders should read the next month. You don’t have to read them all. You can pick and choose.

Whatever you do, this list of leadership books will help you take your leadership to the next level.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In August 2020

1. Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams by Mark Divine

Mark is a former Navy SEAL. He shares his insights from his time as a Navy SEAL and in the business world. It has a bit of fluff but also a lot of great insights into leading yourself and your team better. Check this one out.

2. Win Every Day: Proven Practices for Extraordinary Results by Mark Miller

Mark Miller is a prolific author. His books are always entertaining and informative. His latest book, Win Every Day, is no different. Mark shares his insights into creating workspaces everyone can excel in.

3. Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games by Lopez Lomong

Lopez shares his story in Running For My Life. The story starts when he is 6 years old and kidnapped by rebel soldiers in Sudan. He escapes with the help of three angels who guide him to a refugee camp.

Lopez overcomes a lot in this book. From kidnapping to a refugee camp to the Olympic Games. His story will help you reevaluate what you can do in your life.

4. Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Contribute To The World by Tom Rath

You probably know who Tom Rath is. He’s the author of StrengthsFinder 2.0, How Full Is Your Bucket? He’s helped millions of readers learn about themselves and how to lead in their strengths.

In Life’s Great Question, Tom helps readers discover what they can give back to the world. He helps readers understand life isn’t about them. Life is all about what you give back.

5. Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results—Without Losing Your Soul by Karin Hurt

Leadership isn’t easy. There’s so much to do. Managing people can be one of those responsibilities.

Leading others is messy. It hurts and will push you to the limits. Some leaders even break (or lose their soul).

Karin wants to help leaders overcome this and that’s what Winning Well is all about. She will lead you through the ways to lead well and not lose your soul.

Question: What leadership books are you currently reading? Share it with us in the comments below!

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