Dave’s Leadership Library

It is a well known fact that ‘leaders are readers.” Periodically, I like to share some books you might consider reading if you are interested in improving your leadership skills.

Mind Over Clutter – Nicola Lewis

Does a messy desk always mean a messy mind?  If you find that you are not as organized as you’d like to be, the author offers ideas on decluttering your mind.

Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out Of The Box

It’s easy to fall into a trap where we think we are always right and others do not have the same perspective.  This self-deception requires us to review the way we behave and perceive others.  Creating a new self-awareness will help you overcome this trait.

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries – by Safi Bahcall

Why do some teams shift from being comfortable with new ideas and then suddenly rejecting them?  Safi Bahcall employs a physics-based approach to an understanding of creativity in group settings.

Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton

Even though you want to get to a ‘win-win’ scenario in negotiations, it is often difficult when people are not comfortable with the idea of compromise.  This book offers ideas on how you can approach this situation.  Among their ideas is not walking into a negotiation with a preferred solution.  If you do, you won’t be listening to what the other party has to say.

No Fail Habits – by Michael Hyatt Company

The full title of the book is “No-Fail Habits: Design the Daily Rituals That Help You Win at Work and Succeed at Life.” It is published by the Michael Hyatt Company and apparently written by the staff rather than Hyatt himself.  That is a first following many other successful titles written by the company’s founder and namesake. 

This book offers basic advice for forming new habits. It offers advice on self-automation and ways in which we can get more control of our time. 


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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