February is the month of love. With that idea in mind, I thought this month would be a great one to hit on the best relationship books out there.
These books are not only for those in personal relationships. These relationship books will help you in your personal and business relationships.
You’ll be able to read these books, see the throughline, and apply the author’s thoughts to every relationship in your life.
5 Relationship Books For Leaders To Read In February 2023
1. The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman:
Gary Chapman wrote the bestseller The 5 Love Languages. He’s now taken his work in personal relationships to the marketplace. In The 5 Languages of Appreciation, Chapman wants to help managers and business leaders to understand their people.
The 5 Languages of Appreciation will show you that, as you know, not everyone receives feedback and appreciation the same way. You’ll discover what the typical 5 Languages of Appreciation are, how you can figure out which one your employees respond to, and how to change the way you interact with your employees.
Use this book to build better relationships with those you lead.
2. Leadership is a Relationship: How to Put People First in the Digital World by Michael S. Erwin:
The information and digital age have made the workplace personalized. Michael Erwin aims to help leaders and business owners shift their worlds back to a more personalized place.
Erwin believes that leaders must put people first. In Leadership is a Relationship, Erwin lays out solid strategies along with personal stories to help the reader understand how to make this happen.
If you want to make your leadership more relational, this is the book for you.
3. Relactional Leadership: When Relationships Collide with Transactions by Ford Taylor:
That’s not a misspelling for the title of the book. Relactional Leadership is what happens when relationships intersect with transactions.
Ford Taylor understands that business is not all relational. It’s also not all transactional. Business is both.
Taylor will help you bridge the gap between transactional people and relational people. He wants you to be the one who becomes something more. He wants you to be a Relactional Leader.
If this sounds interesting, purchase your copy here.
4. Relationomics: Business Powered by Relationships by Dr. Randy Ross:
Dr. Randy Ross understands that relationships are core to who we are. Everything we do revolves around our relationships.
In Relationomics, Dr. Ross gives you the principles and practices to help you develop and sustain the relationships that can build your team and energize them.
He helps you understand how to:
- Become a value creator
- Master the art of giving and receiving helpful feedback
- Dramatically decrease employee turnover
- Lead beyond self-interest
Ross will guide you on this and more in his excellent book. You can pick it up on Amazon.
5. Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders by Joel Manby:
Love Works is a fantastic book by Joel Manby. He introduces love in a way that will change the way you do business.
Having stared on Undercover Boss, Manby won the hearts of viewers across America. He showed them exactly what love in the workplace means.
When you read Love Works, you will see why his appearance came across as authentic. Because it was.
You’ll learn the strategies to be someone who loves their employees well when you read Love Works.
Here’s a cool follow-up with Albert Sandford, the employee who showed Manby around Silver Dollar City.
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