Bed time reading for Leaders
As a self confessed book worm one of the things that I absolutely love to do when I’m working with people is recommend some bed time reading – and it’s also something that I get asked about a lot.
So, I thought I’d put together a quick list of some of my favourites. This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means and even though it’s a list of 10 it’s not a top 10 so in no particular order. I’ve also tried to choose great reads from a variety of different topics depending on where you are at the moment.
- Essentialism by Greg McKeown – if you’re wondering how to get more done in your day this book does just that…and a lovely easy read too.
- Who moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson – If you’re going through change…this is the book for you.
- Whale Done by Ken Blanchard – one of my favourites of Blanchard’s books all about the power of praise. Another easy read.
- Mob Rules: What the mafia can teach the legitimate businessman by Louis Ferrante – I’m always on the look out for different and interesting takes on leadership. This definitely did this for me.
- Feel the fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers – this book is timeless and completely changed my world.
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis
- The promise of a pencil: How an ordinary person can create extraordinary change by Adam Braun – A wonderful book about how a company with real meaning and purpose was created.
- The Boss Hat: Become the leader you were always meant to be by Barbara Nixon – sorry, couldn’t resist putting my own book in here. Perfect if you want to learn how to be true to yourself as a leader whilst getting the best out of your team.
- The Big Leap: Conquer your hidden fear and take life to the next level by Gay Hendricks – I love this book. If you find yourself self sabotaging your success it should definitely be on your reading list.
- The Desire Map: A guide to creating goals with soul by Danielle La Porte – A fantastic book that takes you through goal setting with a difference.
- How Google Works by Eric Schmidt – I love business biographies and this one is fantastic. A perfect insight into what makes Google great.
Please feel free to share your favourite leadership / business books in the comments as I’m always looking for new things to read 🙂