5 Books Leaders Should Read In October 2020

It’s the end of September. That means it is time for another list of book recommendations.

Every month, I am sharing books I think you should read. Whether that’s the coming month or 5 months from now, these books will help you become a better leader.

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These book recommendations will be a mix of personal development, leadership development, and more. Check them out and see what you think.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In October 2020

Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life by Jon D. Harrison:

Jon’s a man after my own heart. He sees life and leadership lessons in all aspects of life. His sweet spot is video games.

He’s able to look at a video game and extract life lessons out of them. You will be surprised by what you can learn from a video game!

5 Books Leaders Should Read In September 2020

It’s the end of another month. This means it’s time for new book recommendations.

Before we begin, I wanted to clear something up. While leaders are readers, it doesn’t mean leaders are fast readers. A couple of questions have come through regarding whether or not you should be reading all 5 books a month. My answer is no, you don’t have to. These are just recommendations of great books to put on your reading list.

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For September, please consider the following 5 books to read.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In September 2020

1. The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas by Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder

I’ve been a firm believer that your front-line employees are often the key to your success. They interact with customers, your product, and more on a daily basis. They’ve got a pulse on your organization you cannot have.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In August 2020

Reading is a great way to gain knowledge. Authors have poured their lives into sharing what they’ve learned.

This is why reading is so important for a leader. He can take a look into the minds of great leaders and learn what they did without all of the missteps along the way.

Who wouldn’t want this?

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That’s why I’ve started sharing book recommendations starting last month. At the end of every month, I will share 5 books leaders should read the next month. You don’t have to read them all. You can pick and choose.

Whatever you do, this list of leadership books will help you take your leadership to the next level.

5 Books Christian Leaders Should Read In July 2020

Must Read Books For July 2020!

Leaders are readers… Or maybe I should say Leaders Are Learners. Either way, one of the quickest ways to learn is through reading great books.

I’m beginning a series where I begin to recommend great books Christian and, even, non-Christian leaders will enjoy reading. Today is the first in the series.

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Below, you will find 5 books every Christian leader should check out in July. July offers many Christian leaders extra time to dig into books. Dig into these ones. You will find yourself becoming a better leader through your time digesting what these authors have to say.

5 Books Christian Leaders Should Read In July 2020

1. Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences by Carey Nieuwhof

Burnout is real. Carey has experienced this reality. In Didn’t See It Coming, Carey opens up about his struggle with burnout and the time he wanted to end it all.

18 Quotes From Amazing Books

Reading is one of the easiest, quickest ways to increase your knowledge. You can get the wisdom and experience of an author distilled down into a 150-300 page book.

The author pours his heart and soul into the book. He reflects back on his past experiences. And he then shares those insights to the world.

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Too often, we forget how much hard work goes into the book writing process. We neglect to think about how much the author slaved over writing something people would want to read.

Today, I want to share 18 quotes from various books and authors that have helped shape the way I view the world.

18 Quotes From Amazing Books

1. Start With Your People by Brian Dixon:

You start with your people by showing up for them.