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Dave’s Leadership Library

It is a well known fact that ‘leaders are readers.” Just in time for the holidays, here are some books you might consider reading if you are interested in improving your leadership skills.

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Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

by Lindsey Pollak

This book is written for new and younger managers who are looking to develop their own leadership style.  It shares helpful advice on how to deal with older workers and peers.  The book shows managers how to lead themselves and how to improve your communication skills to better influence others.

The Laws of Human Nature

Robert Greene’s “The Laws of Human Nature” may be the best book I have read in a long time and if I had my way it would be a textbook in every high school in America.  I feel that way because this book lays out a comprehensive guide for the way we think and behave.  Greene mixes philosophy with ancient wisdom and recent events to help us understand the 18 laws that guide us.

I wrote a larger review of this book in a previous blog.

Who Not How: The Formula To Achieve Bigger Goals

by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy

The authors share advice on how we can be more productive through others. It teaches us not to procrastinate and promises to help us save more than one thousand hours by working smarter.

Entrepreneurs Will Save The World

By Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt’s premise of Entrepreneurs Will Save The World” is that the rate of entrepreneurship has been declining in recent years at the detriment to innovation and the economy. He shares the traits that every entrepreneur must have and a step-by-step way of becoming an entrepreneur. I’ve long been a reader of Hyatt’s books and blogs, and this book typifies his no-nonsense approach to dealing with a problem. His advice is direct and seemingly helpful.

I shared quotes from this book in a previous blog post.

Thanks for the Feedback: The Art and Science of Receiving Feedback Well

by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

We are all comfortable with giving feedback to those we manager. The authors discuss the importance for leaders to get feedback so that they can improve. Lots of great ideas to help with our self-awareness.


I’ve provided links to Amazon or the publisher (in the case of self-published books) for your convenience.

Amazon purchases will result in a small commission to me, but this happens at no cost to you.

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