How have you been doing on your reading goals for the year? It’s hard to think we’re entering the final quarter of 2022. Where did the year go?
I want to help you curate great books to read throughout the year. Every month, we make a list of the leadership books that I think will help you become a better leader and person.
For October, we’ll look at another five books and why they can help you improve or change your leadership style.
5 Leadership Books To Read In October 2022
1. I Wish I’d Known This: 6 Career-Accelerating Secrets for Women Leaders by Brenda Wensil and Kathryn Heath:
Women make up a smaller percentage of leaders in organizations, but this doesn’t mean they’re any less powerful than men when it comes to leading. I Wish I’d Known This helps women learn critical aspects of leadership including How to set a vision for their career, How to seek and act on feedback, and how to Enlist help and support from others.
You don’t want to miss what Wensil and Heath have to share in this great book. It will not only help you understand leading as a woman better, but it will also help the women in your life.
2. Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, 4th Edition: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Results by Marilee G. Adams and Marshall Goldsmith:
Do you ever find yourself asking yourself questions? Do you seek answers that are deep within your mind? Then you may want to check out Change Your Questions, Change Your Life.
Adams helps us to understand that the questions we ask ourselves can do one of two things: Our questions can expand our mindsets and open us up to new possibilities or constrict our mindsets and set us up for failure.
3. Now That’s A Great Question by Bob Tiede:
Tiede is a great question asker. He loves to seek out the best, brightest, and honest people who have answers to questions he’s asking. He’s also seeking out those who love to ask questions.
In Now That’s A Great Question, Tiede helps you to understand what makes a great question. Pick up this book (it’s free when you subscribe to his email list) and begin crafting great questions.
4. Minority Leader: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams:
Do you struggle to find yourself worthy of leading? Maybe you lack the confidence or bravado to lead well.
Don’t worry. Many leaders do, but they still lead anyway.
Abrams, in Minority Leader, argues that you have to know your passion. This is the key to leading and leading well.
5. Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs by John Doerr:
Goal-setting is important when you lead others. They have to know what success looks like. YOU have to know what success looks like.
Doerr gives us a peek behind the curtain into the worlds of successful people. He does this through great stories, case studies, and more.
Hopefully, Measure What Matters will help you understand what matters.