As the month of September comes to a close (it’s hard to think it is almost October already!), I like to recommend some of the best leadership books you should consider reading.
These can be traditional leadership books or even odd things such as a comic book graphic novel where leadership principles are displayed.
This month, I will be focusing on mostly the traditional leadership books you should read.
5 Leadership Books To Read In October 2021
1. The Introvert’s Edge To Networking by Matthew Pollard:
Matthew Pollard shares with introverts how to effectively network. Networking can be extremely challenging for introverts. It forces them to step out of their comfort zone into unknown territory. Many will freeze up or just refuse to network.
The beauty in The Introvert’s Edge To Networking? Pollard helps you to understand the power of networking and how to avoid the uncomfortableness of networking.
2. Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall:
Christopher McDougall has written multiple books. The one that stands out the most to me is Born To Run in which he discusses the benefits of running barefoot.
In Natural Born Heroes, McDougall takes a look at what makes someone a hero. He looks at a schoolteacher that defended her students during a knife attack. He also, the main focus of the book, looks at the Cretian people and the kidnapping of a German Nazi during World War II.
3. Curveball by Barry Zito:
Curveball is the story of baseball player Barry Zito. In this book, Zito shares his struggles and how he overcame them.
One of the important pieces of leadership advice I pulled from this book is that we cannot look to our success or fame to bring us happiness. It won’t.
There’s plenty more great leadership content in Curveball. Don’t miss it!
4. Brain-Savvy Leaders by Dr. Charles Stone:
Using neuroscience research, Charles Stone shows how basic brain processes affect leadership. Throughout the book, Stone uses his research to reinforce what many of us already know: Our brains are complex and we need to change the way we think.
Pick this book up if you want to understand why our brains are the way they are and how to lead with significance.
5. The Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt:
The Full Focus planner isn’t a leadership book, per se. However, the Full Focus Planner will help you organize your busy schedule and focus on the important tasks for your day.
We all know how easy it is to get distracted. The Full Focus Planner helps you curve the distractions and focus on the important tasks you’ve decided upon.