5 Leadership Books To Read In April 2024

We’re almost to April 2024. How did we get here that quickly? We’ve already sprung forward, gotten through most of the winter, and are trying to figure out where a quarter of the year has gone.

With April just around the corner, it’s time to share with you some of the great books I recommend. This month will be a little eclectic; you may even wonder why some of the books are recommended. Yet, they’re all a blast to read and will help you better understand leadership and your people.

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5 Leadership Books To Read In April 2024

1. The Ability To Endure by Michael Chitwood:

Michael Chitwood is the founder of Team World Vision. This organization is near and dear to my heart because of its mission to bring clean water to those who lack access to it.

In his book, Chitwood shares his life story about loss, grief, and the founding of Team World Vision. His story may stray from most of ours, but we can all learn from what he says in his great book. 

Buy it on Amazon.

2. Einstein: His Life And Universe by Walter Isaacson:

I recently listened to Einstein by Walter Isaacson on Audible. The story of Albert Einstein is fascinating. I also found it profoundly saddening.

Einstein struggled with relationships. He was an adulterer, an absent father, and more. 

His brilliance is what most of us know him for. His personal life, you may not know as much about.

Isaacson opens up the world of Einstein and brings us into the deeper parts of the genius. It’s a great listen that will help you think about the choices you make and how they impact those around you.

Check it out here.

3. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling:

We’re led to believe the world is a dangerous place. Statistics tell us that there are mass murders, shootings, and dangerous things happening all around us.

Hans Rosling challenges us to think deeper about the information we receive. The world may not be as bad of a place as we’ve been led to believe.

Our perspectives have been skewed. Although we’ve been given correct data, it’s also incomplete.

Discover the reasons you may be thinking incorrectly by getting this book.

4. Edison’s Ghosts: The Untold Weirdness Of History’s Greatest Geniuses by Katie Spalding:

When you think of a genius, what do you think about? Do you think of their wisdom? How they never make a dumb decision? Or all the great inventions they’ve created?

Well, geniuses have areas of weakness that are often overshadowed by their brilliance. In Edison’s Ghosts, Katie Spalding examines the imperfections behind some of the most brilliant men and women the world has ever known. She shares stories about Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, and others. 

You’ll be fascinated by Spalding’s research and depth of insight. You’ll be surprised that some of the world’s greatest minds weren’t so smart after all. Just one word of caution: the language in Edison’s Ghosts can be a bit crude.

Get your copy here.

5. The Last Yakuza: Life And Death In The Japanese Underworld by Jake Adelstein:

The world of the Yakuza is fascinating. We’ve all watched movies and heard stories about the seedy underground world of the dangerous Japanese factions.

Jake Adelstein dove into the world of the Yakuza to shed light on who they are, how they act, and the various types of factions within the Yakuza.

If you like true crime, desire to understand the dark side of leadership, and an investigative story, be sure to check this book out.

You can grab it here.

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