5 Books Leaders Should Read In October 2023

Books are a great way to consume a lot of information quickly. The authors who have written these books have poured their blood, sweat, and tears into them, creating something special.

But why does that matter?

It matters because books contain years of experience you don’t have to experience. You get to understand what happened in someone else’s life, what they did, and how it changed their lives and others. 

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You get all the experience with little to no trials on your end. It’s one of the reasons I continue to bring you a new list of books every month.

Get ready, here comes your next list of books leaders should read.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In October 2023

1. Anti-Time Management: Reclaim Your Time and Revolutionize Your Results with the Power of Time Tipping by Richie Norton:

Common business knowledge tells us that we have to manage our time. But what if that wasn’t true?

Richie Norton believes it is not the truth. There’s something better than time management. In Anti-Time Management, Norton shares his solution to our hectic, packed days.

Listening to Norton read the book kickstarted some brainstorming sessions that made me rethink time management. 

I believe you’ll have new thoughts on managing your time after reading or listening to this book as well.

Pick up your copy here.

2. Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media by Brittany Hennessy:

What does it take to be an influencer in the digital age? Brittany Hennessy answers those questions and more in her great book Influencer.

While Influencer is geared more toward women than men, anyone can walk away with extra knowledge on building their brand and gaining followers online.

One of the best things about Influencer was Hennessy’s willingness to share the stories of others. She included tales from various influencers and how they broke through all of the noise. Their encouraging words made me understand I can continue to do so. You can too!

Grab your copy here.

3. Conflicted: How Productive Disagreements Lead to Better Outcomes by Ian Leslie

What do you think of when you hear the word conflict? Does your blood begin to boil? Do you feel anxious? What if those aren’t the appropriate responses? 

Ian Leslie in Conflicted shares with us why conflicts aren’t bad. Especially as we flip them into productive sessions.

Leslie makes it known that we won’t agree on everything. There are going to be things you believe that others won’t. That shouldn’t stop you from being productive, even in the disagreements you encounter. 

Conflicted will make you a better leader as you realize you can have productive disagreements.

Read Conflicted here.

4. The Art of Delay Embracing the Joy of Procrastination by Bud Ellsworth

Many people think procrastination is deadly. It’s for those people who don’t know how to practice self-control. 

But there are others who think procrastination is a powerful tool you can use to be more productive. 

One of those people is Bud Ellsworth.

Read the Art Of Delay to discover why procrastination isn’t your enemy but your friend. You’ll discover habits and tools to harness those delays into a springboard for your success.

You can get The Art Of Delay here.

5. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear:

On a recent Sunday morning, I noticed one of our youth students reading a book. I asked him what he was reading and he said Atomic Habits.

Our conversation didn’t stop there. I asked him what he was learning. He pulled out a list of things he’d taken notes on. One of those was the power of motivation, including intrinsic motivation.

He was excited to share with me what he’d learned and was hoping to learn. I plan to follow up with this student in future weeks to see what he’s taken away from the book.

James Clear makes it easy to understand how to make good habits. That’s what Atomic Habits is all about. If you want to get away from the negative habits you’ve sustained for so long, pick this book up.

Grab your copy here.

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