Like every good leader, you consider yourself a work in progress. You’re always eager to find new ways to improve, so you can be your best self for your team. Reading leadership books is an easy way to learn and grow in your spare time.
Of course, not all leadership books are created equal. Chances are, you’ve read a few that offered little value — or none at all — so you want to make sure you’re spending your time on books worth your while. Here’s three that definitely won’t disappoint.
“Best for Teamwork: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable,” by Patrick Lencioni
Ideal for anyone dealing with a team in crisis, “Best for Teamwork: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable,” by Patrick Lencioni helps leaders through tough times. The book tells the story of a team in turmoil, highlighting the five dysfunctions that explain why even the best teams struggle sometimes. He shares a model and actionable steps that help teams overcome rough patches and prevail.
“Developing the Leader Within You 2.0,” by John C. Maxwell
An updated version of the 1993 classic, “Developing the Leader Within You 2.0,” by John C. Maxwell examines different leadership styles and philosophies to help leaders become more effective. This new edition has been completely updated to reflect leadership insights and practices Maxwell has learned since writing the original. Two new chapters have also been added, so even if you read the original, you’ll want to check this one out.
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change,” by Stephen R. Covey
An ideal read for any ambitious individual, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change,” by Stephen R. Covey is designed to help you become more effective and fulfilled in life. Use this step-by-step guide to become the best leader you can be. Some of the main lessons in the book include learning to focus only on what you can control, prioritizing your most important goals, and developing innovative solutions designed to have a winning impact.
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