5 Books Leaders Should Read In December 2020

Reading is a great way to discover new thoughts, challenge old thoughts, and become wiser. There’s no shortage of books out there and that’s a GOOD thing.

The knowledge of ages is stored within these tomes. They contain the blood, sweat, and tears of those who have led before us.

A stack of books with a pair of glasses on top

Their knowledge is waiting for you to dig in.

Today, I’m sharing our once a month feature of books to read this month. I hope you enjoy this look into 5 books leaders should read.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In December 2020

1. How to win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie:

This is a classic book by all means. Carnegie shared his wisdom in this book on how to make people like you and how to influence others.

You will revisit this book multiple times over the years. It will remind you how to treat people well. It will show you what you need to do to make a great first impression.

To me, this should be a book everyone reads before they are out of high school.

You can purchase How To Win Friends on Amazon.

2. The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman:

It may come as a surprise to you but much of the music you hear is not recorded by the musicians in the band you love. The Wrecking Crew takes a look at the people really behind the music of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

I think this book can inspire leaders because it shows that you don’t have to be out and in the front. You have an opportunity to make a difference from behind the scenes.

Don’t push for the acclaim. Push for impact.

You can purchase The Wrecking Crew on Amazon.

3. Building A StoryBrand by Donald Miller:

One of the best marketing/business books I’ve read in a long time. Miller helps us realize how to help gain and attract customers.

It’s not about being the hero. We attract people when we become a guide and they become the hero.

Dive deep into this wealth of information. It will transform the way you do business.

You can purchase Building A StoryBrand on Amazon.

4. Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alex Hutchinson:

I’m absolutely fascinated by how far man can push his body. Endure takes a look at this aspect of our being.

Hutchinson dives down into the nitty-gritty of human endurance. It’s much more than you believe possible.

Find out how far you can push yourself by picking up this great book. You will see your mind and body can do more than you ever dreamed of.

You can purchase Endure on Amazon.

5. How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority by Clay Scroggins:

Not everyone has a position of authority. They may not have the final say. However, they do have influence. You can leverage this influence as you lead behind the scenes in your organization.

This is an encouraging read for those looking to step into the leadership sphere but they don’t have a clue where to start. Clay does. He’s been there and done that.  Let his years of wisdom help you lead when you’re not in charge.

You can purchase How To Lead When You’re No In Charge on Amazon.

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