Leaders are readers. Reading helps you discover ideas to try and expand your mental models. In this post I point you to reviews of recent business books. You’ll find pointers to reviews of Lessons from the Navy: How to Earn Trust, Lead Teams, and Achieve Organizational Excellence, Fear Less: Face Not-Good-Enough to Replace Your Doubts, Achieve Your Goals, and Unlock Your Success, The Leader’s Checklist: 16 Mission-Critical Principles, The One Minute Manager, and Do It Right, Do It Now!: People – the essential ingredient for success
“Whether you are new to studying leadership or have practiced and studied it for many years, I am sure you will benefit and enjoy the leadership lessons today’s post provides. Captain Mark Brouker, retired US Navy, is a wealth of practical leadership wisdom gained from his military career as well as his experience as a professor, executive coach, and speaker. His book, Lessons from the Navy: How to Earn Trust, Lead Teams, and Achieve Organizational Excellence is loaded with advice to help all leaders aspiring to operate at the highest levels.”
“Dr. Pippa Grange is a highly sought-after sports psychologist and culture coach based in the U.K. She is a deep thinker about performance, and she’s fearless when it comes to using two words that we don’t often hear joined with performance: love and soulfulness. Her best-selling book Fear Less — in which she talks brilliantly about perfectionism, fear, anxiety, and the pitfalls of operating with clenched fists rather than open hearts — is a must-read and is now available in the U.S.”
“In the 10th anniversary edition of The Leader’s Checklist, world-renowned leadership expert and Wharton management professor Michael Useem gives leaders the tools to face any and every challenge.”
“Re-reading this classic today is a reminder of just how simple the job of helping your people get better can be—and how essential, especially at a time when retaining great talent is the whole ballgame for companies.”
“Good leadership is about realising that people are your most valuable assets, and treating them fairly and with dignity and respect at all times”
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