Reading is a great way to glean information from those who have gone before us, are doing things now, or are theorizing about what could be. We are able to take in their experiences without experiencing what they had to go through.
Books are a great source of knowledge. We only have to be willing to crack open that book or press play on the audiobook app of our choice.
As always, I want to give you some of the best books on leadership, personal development, and self-improvement. In this article, you will find 5 books that will take you to the next level.
5 Leadership Books To Read In November 2023
1. The Heart Of Innovation: A Field Guide For Navigating Authentic Demand by Matt Chanoff, Merrick Furst, Daniel Sabbah, and Mark Wegman:
Do you know the challenges you’ll face as an innovator? Are you wanting to change your industry but don’t know how? Chanoff, Furst, Sabbah, and Wegman take a deep dive into the heart of innovation, what works, and what not to do.
Their studies of IBM, Kenyan women who stopped domestic violence, Hummingbird Fishfinders, and more enlighten you as to why we miss out on great innovation or our products go stagnant. Don’t miss this great read on innovating your organization.
2. I Love It Here: How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to Leave by Clint Pulver:
One of the many reasons organizations struggle is because they cannot retain their top talent. Talent flows in and out of the organization like water flows from your kitchen sink faucet.
Stopping this turnover is one of the ways that organizations can change their culture and increase their bottom line. What if you could make your organization somewhere people never wanted to leave?
Author Clint Pulver takes a look at what it would take in I Love It Here. Pulver gleaned insights from over 10,000 undercover interviews with employees. Their insights are shocking and valuable to the leader who wants to keep the best people in their organization.
3. Begin With WE: 10 Principles for Building and Sustaining a Culture of Excellence by Kyle McDowell:
What does it take to build and sustain a culture of excellence? Kyle McDowell dives into exactly what he’s seen it takes.
McDowell believes great cultures thrive when we go from the American idea of rugged individualism and make it about we instead of me. Disfunctions arise because we’re more me-orientated than we should be.
Imagine what your organization would be able to do going from me or I to we?
4. The Answer is a Question: The Missing Superpower that Changes Everything and Will Transform Your Impact as a Manager and Leader by Laura Ashley-Timms and Dominic Ashley-Timms:
Laura and Dominic Timms believe our management models have not kept pace with the ever-changing workspace. Workloads continue to increase. Schedules are more demanding than ever. Businesses and organizations appear to be more unstable than ever.
What can be done to change this?
The Timms look at various solutions and what you and your organization can do to solve this complex riddle. Learn about the STAR® model and how it can revolutionize your organization.
5. Executive Edge: The Martial Arts Blueprint for Executives: What 35 Years in the Martial Arts Taught Me About Career Development and Being an Executive by Brent R. Earlewine:
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I love finding leadership principles and ideas in odd places. I’ve shared how I’ve found leadership lessons in movies, ice climbing, running, and more. Almost everything we do can have an impact on the way we lead.
I was recently introduced to Brent Earlewine and loved what he’s doing. He’s spent 35 years in the martial arts arena and recently released a book that shares how those years have impacted his thoughts on career development.
Dive into this great book to see how this physical activity relates to business and career!