Every time you read a book you add value to yourself as not only an individual but as a leader. Reading has also proven to help promote well-being; it inspires you, helps you empathize and encourages you to become better. Here are a few of the most highly recommended books for 2018.
Superbosses by by Sydney Finkelstein
This book is a captivating exploration of the world’s most effective bosses, and how they motivate, inspire, and enable others to advance their companies. Finkelstein is an acclaimed professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He reveals his findings from more than 200 interviews of top leaders in this page-turner.
Sprint by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz
These Google Ventures partners give us a practical guide to answering critical business questions, whether you’re a small startup, part of the Fortune 100, a solopreneur, or a nonprofit. This is the perfect read for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers today.
Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both by Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer
Researchers Galinsky and Schweitzer say that success isn’t a one-sided path of collaboration or competition; we’re wired to do both, and the magic happens when we learn to strike the right balance between these two forces to improve our relationships. A smart, practical book to help you become “a better friend and more formidable foe.”
Leading Through the Turn: How a Journey Mindset Can Help Leaders Find Success and Significance by Elise Mitchell.
Entrepreneur writes that author Elise Mitchell provides you with direction on how to become what she terms a “destination leader with a journey mindset.” To show you how to develop that mindset, she shares numerous lessons, stories, and interviews with successful leaders. This is an excellent guide to speed how quickly you can achieve personal and professional goals and navigate through detours and barriers that show up on this journey. It’s inspirational and full of practical advice. Not only will you feel good reading it, but you’ll also gain strategies for approaching the coming year.
Reading is one of the habits of ultra-successful people. Embrace that habit in 2018 and delve into one or all four of these great books in order to ensure your own success!