By now, summer is in full effect. The kids are out of school, the temperature is rising, and vacations are happening.
What better time to grab a great read? There’s not! That’s why I’m sharing another great list of 5 books every leader should read.
This month’s recommended reading list is filled with great books. Get ready to improve your leadership by reading or listening to the books on this list.
5 Leadership Books To Read In July 2022
I’d put off listening to this book for a long time. I now regret doing so.
Hastings and Meyers present an interesting case for no rules. Using the model of Netflix, they examine and share why this culture works. They also warn the culture of Netflix may not work for every organization.
Reading No Rules Rules will encourage you to think about your organization differently. Could you trust your employees more? Probably. Could your work environment look different? Yup. Do you want to be a place people want to work? You do and it could be.
2. Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America by Andrew Yang:
Andrew Yang saw a problem. Many of the brightest and most talented graduates were being swept into large corporations where they would struggle to make a difference.
His solution? He created Venture For America, a start-up that helped place top college graduates in emerging cities with great start-up organizations.
If you want to understand how to snag top talent better, read or listen to Smart People Should Build Things to discover how.
3. The Sword And The Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. by Peniel E. Joseph:
This fascinating read by Peniel E. Joseph helps the reader to understand the two distinct leadership styles of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Their lives were far from similar. However, you discover something in your reading.
The lives of these two revolutionary leaders aren’t so different. Their paths lead to nearly the same end result (and I’m not talking about their assassinations).
If you want to learn more about how leaders change, adapt, and become something different, I recommend The Sword And The Shield.
In his book, Patrick Bet-David helps leaders and business owners think like chess masters. A chess master isn’t concerned with the next move he makes. The chess master is concerned with the next five, ten, or even fifteen moves.
What would happen if you could look at your business, see five or ten steps ahead, and make the decisions needed for success? Your whole business would change.
Use Your Next Five Moves to help you master your business or organization.
Andy Andrews has a unique way of teaching. He uses the modern-day fable to help us grow and become something better.
In Just Jones, Andrews’ mentor Jones reappears in his life.
Andrews recounts the actions Jones takes to help the lives of the people in the quiet town. From helping a young boy avoid jail time to giving a young lady a job that forever changes her life, Jones plays an integral part in all of it.
You’ll walk away from Just Jones with an idea of how to treat people better, how to lead ethically, and the difference you can make.