Are you looking to strengthen your leadership skills in 2020? Whether you want to improve your confidence, build your emotional intelligence, or change your leadership approach, you can take yourself to the next level with these books.
Title: The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
By: Robert Iger
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run the Walt Disney Company and its 200,000 employees? You won’t have to wonder any longer. This book gives you the full scoop about the leadership skills Iger has embraced in the forty-five years he has been with Disney. If you are looking to embrace innovation in our technological age while leading with curiosity, courage, and optimism, add this book to your shelf.
Title: See Sooner, Act Faster: How Vigilant Leaders Thrive in an Era of Digital Turbulence
By: George S. Day and Paul J.H. Schoemaker
This book operates on the idea that vigilance is a coveted trait in the fast-paced business industry. It helps leaders pinpoint weaknesses, respond quickly and strategically, and anticipate threats. This book will teach you how to be a vigilant leader.
Title: The Infinite Game
By: Simon Sinek
Do you often find yourself working toward a goal, achieving it, and then thinking, “Now what?” You aren’t alone. The thrill of the pursuit fades fast. Sinek argues that we need to realize that we are constantly transforming and we should lead with an infinite mindset. The endpoint should be unknown, helping you to building an innovative, inspired organization.
Title: Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth
By: Richard Boyatzis, Melvin L. Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten
If you’re trying to build your emotional intelligence this year, this is the book that can help you do it. Research and true stories come together to provide evidence for how coaching with compassion can help people grow in meaningful ways. Throughout the book, you can expect questions and exercises that will promote self-reflection. Instead of providing an answer to the problem, the authors try to teach leaders how to instead compassionately lead employees to their own solutions.
Head to your favorite local bookstore to pick one of these up!