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10 books about leadership
Pick up one of these featured titles on leadership in May 2021.
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek
Category: Workplace Culture
This book was published 4 years ago by Portfolio and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
" The highly anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed bestseller Start With Why Simon Sinek's mission is to help people wake up every day inspired to go to work and return home every night fulfilled by their work. His first book, Start With Why, offered the essential starting point, explaining the power of focusing on WHY we do what we do, before getting into the details of WHAT and HOW. Start With Why became an instant classic, with a loyal following among Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, governments, and the highest levels of the U.S. Military. Now Sinek is back to reveal the next step in creating happier and healthier organizations. He helps us understand, in simple terms, the biology of trust and cooperation and why they're essential to our success and fulfillment. Organizations that create environments in which trust and cooperation thrive vastly out perform their competition. And, not coincidentally, their employees love working there. But "truly human" cultures don't just happen; they are intentionally created by great leaders. Leaders who, in hard times, would sooner sacrifice their numbers to protect their people, rather than sacrifice people to protect their numbers, are rewarded with deeply loyal teams that consistently contribute their best efforts, ideas and passion. As he did in Start With Why, Sinek illustrates his points with fascinating true stories from many fields. He implores us to act sooner rather than later, because our stressful jobs are literally killing us. And he offers surprisingly simple steps for building a truly human organization"--
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
Category: Computers & Technology
This book was published 10 years ago by Portfolio and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
Draws on real-life stories and figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Jobs, to examine the qualities a good leader requires in order to inspire and motivate people.
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
This book was published 4 years ago by St. Martin's Press and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
Two highly decorated Navy SEALs, now successful businessmen, demonstrate how to lead and win in business and in life with principles learned on the battlefield, in a revised edition that includes a new foreword, photo insert and Q-and-A section.
The Uniform of Leadership: Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life by Jason Romano
This book was published last year by Kregel Publications and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
Timeless leadership lessons honed by nearly two decades behind the scenes at ESPN Jason Romano learned incredible lessons during his seventeen years as a producer at ESPN--and these fundamentals for success on the field or court work just as well in other spheres of leadership, especially when you add God's direction to the playbook. This collection of compelling, inspiring, and often funny stories challenges readers to ask themselves the hard questions. It draws them into introspection and then directs them into action so they can cultivate habits of service and excellence in themselves and in those around them. From Tony Dungy to Darryl Strawberry, Will Ferrell to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, readers will discover how to replicate the principles practiced by some of the most influential leaders in sports and entertainment. And in the end, they'll be able to construct thriving cultures where the people they lead can bloom where they're planted and serve one another. For readers who want to lead meaningful lives--rooted in servant leadership, character, and integrity--and be entertained and inspired by personal, behind-the-scenes stories about athletes, coaches, and stars who spent the day with the author at ESPN, The Uniform of Leadership is a perfect guidebook.
How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers by David M. Rubenstein
Category: Leadership & Motivation
This book was published last year by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.
The New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller The essential leadership playbook. Learn the principles and guiding philosophies of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and many others through illuminating conversations about their remarkable lives and careers. For the past five years, David M. Rubenstein—author of The American Story, visionary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, and host of The David Rubenstein Show—has spoken with the world’s highest performing leaders about who they are and how they became successful. How to Lead distills these revealing conversations into an indispensable leadership guidebook. Gain advice and wisdom from CEOs, presidents, founders, and master performers from the worlds of finance (Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Christine Lagarde, Ken Griffin), tech (Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook), entertainment (Oprah Winfrey, Lorne Michaels, Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma), sports (Jack Nicklaus, Adam Silver, Coach K, Phil Knight), government (President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nancy Pelosi), and many others. -Jeff Bezos harnesses the power of wandering, discovering that his best decisions have been made with heart and intuition, rather than analysis. -Richard Branson never goes into a venture looking to make a profit. He aims to make the best in field. -Phil Knight views Nike as a marketing company whose product is its most important marketing tool. -Marillyn Hewson, who grew up in a fatherless home with four siblings in Kansas, quickly learned the importance of self-reliance and the value of a dollar. How to Lead shares the extraordinary stories of these pioneering agents of change. Discover how each luminary got started and how they handle decision making, failure, innovation, change, and crisis. Learn from their decades of experience as pioneers in their field. No two leaders are the same.
What They Didn’t Tell Me: How to Be a Resilient Leader and Build Teams You Can Trust by Jawad Ahsan
Category: Motivation & Self-Improvement
This book was published this year by Lioncrest Publishing and takes approximately 7.1 hours to read.
You have the skills, experience, and ambition to make a leap in your career-and yet, your progress has stagnated. You've had some success, but not as much as you'd envisioned, and it's been difficult to attract and retain the talent you need to build a high-performing team. You know you're capable of inspiring resiliency and self-sufficiency in those you lead, but you're not sure the best way to reach that next level. Jawad Ahsan has been in your shoes. When he decided to stop letting others chart his course, and instead began to pursue his own North Star, it transformed his career. In What They Didn't Tell Me, Jawad has translated the feedback he got and the lessons he learned along the way into actionable advice for leaders at every level. Drawing on his remarkable story, Jawad shows how charting your own course not only changes how others view you-it changes how you view yourself. If you're ready to become a resilient leader at the helm of a high-performing team, this book is for you.
The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know by James M. Kouzes
Category: Leadership & Motivation
This book was published 11 years ago by Jossey-Bass and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
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The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World (Jon Gordon) by Jon Gordon
Category: Motivation & Self-Improvement
This book was published 4 years ago by Wiley and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard. As a leader, you will face numerous obstacles, negativity, and tests. There will be times when it seems as if everything in the world is conspiring against you and your vision seems more like a fantasy than a reality. That’s why positive leadership is essential! Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It is the real stuff that makes great leaders great. The research is clear. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It's the way to lead if you want to build a great culture, unite your organization in the face of adversity, develop a connected and committed team and achieve excellence and superior results. Since writing the mega best seller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon has worked and consulted with leaders who have transformed their companies, organizations and schools, won national championships and are currently changing the world. He has also interviewed some of the greatest leaders of our time and researched many positive leaders throughout history and discovered their paths to success. In this pioneering book Jon Gordon shares what he has learned and provides a comprehensive framework on positive leadership filled with proven principles, compelling stories, practical ideas and practices that will help anyone become a positive leader. There is a power associated with positive leadership and you can start benefiting yourself and your team with it today.
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published 3 years ago by Random House and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
우리 아이 첫 해외여행의 동반자 이 책은 아이와 함께 하는 해외여행에 대한 막연함과 고민을 함께 나누고, 그 준비 과정을 돕기 위해 만들어진 엄마와 아이, 가족을 위한 여행서다. 가족 여행객이 늘고 아이와 함께 여행을 떠나는 혹은 떠나고 싶어 하는 여행자의 수요는 늘었지만, 적당한 조언과 함께 준비 과정에 도움이 되는 여행서는 드물다. 이에 저자는 블로그에 연재해 오던 다양한 여행기와 자신의 경험을 바탕으로 아이와 함께 떠나는 해외여행을 위한 여행서를 기획했다. 저자는 아이와 함께 하는 여행이 결코 쉽지는 않다는 것을 잘 알고 있다. 때로는 아이로 인해 포기해야 하는 일정도 있고 더욱 지치기도 한다. 하지만 여행을 통해 가족의 사랑은 더욱 견고해지고 일상을 특별하게, 당연한 것을 낯설게 바라볼 수 있는 눈과 마음이 열리는 경험을 하게 되리라고 말한다. 아이와 함께 떠나는 여행을 앞두고 걱정과 고민에 빠져 있다면 《우리아이 첫 해외여행》과 함께 과감하게 떠나보자. 일단 떠나면 방법은 얼마든지 있고, 아이는 부모와 함께 오롯이 시간을 보내며 같은 감정을 공유하는 것만으로도 한 뼘 더 성장할 것이다.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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