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.
5 Leadership Books To Read In April 2023
Mark Miller is a multi-time author and Chick-Fil-A VP of High Performance Leadership. I’ve known Mark for a while now and always enjoy his work.
In his latest book, Culture Rules, Miller helps the reader understand just how important culture is to the organization. It’s not something you mess around with, culture is something you focus on specifically.
And read until the end of this article to discover how to enter to win a copy of Culture Rules.
Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the Mcu (Exploring Effective Leadership Practices Through Popular Culture) by Gordon B. Schmidt and Sy Islam:
If you’ve followed my blog long enough, you know I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. I’ve yet to miss a film in the series and that won’t stop any time soon.
When I discovered this book, I was in shock. It’s similar to what I do here with Reel Leadership but by different voices.
The Marvel Studios Story: How a Failing Comic Book Publisher Became a Hollywood Superhero by Charlie Wetzel and Stephanie Wetzel:
I tend to find books in weird places, one of those being Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. Ollie’s is a bargain hunter’s dream. They get overstock items to sell at a discount. They also get books!
That’s where I found The Marvel Studios Story. The book covers how Marvel lost the rights to the movie adaptation rights and then regained many of them. It covers the origins, downfall, and rise again of Marvel as a movie powerhouse.
Mind Your Mindset: The Science That Shows Success Starts with Your Thinking by Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller:
You probably already know your thinking is important. Positive or negative mindsets will guide you to success or failure.
In their latest book, father/daughter duo Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller dive into the science and reality of your thought life. You have to mind your mindset or you’ll get off course and crash.
I’ve always loved Ken Coleman’s work. I followed him closely while he was with Catalyst, the organization that put on the great Catalyst Conferences in Atlanta, GA, Orange County, CA, and other cities around the United States.
Coleman’s book on finding purpose is the perfect read in the time of the Great Resignation. Coleman will point you in the direction of going from working for a paycheck to working for a purpose.
And we all know that purpose trumps paychecks.
I was blessed with an additional copy of Culture Rules by Mark Miller and his team. I don’t want to keep this extra copy for myself so I decided to give it away to a lucky reader. Enter to win by filling out the entry form below or click here if the form doesn’t display below.