Leaders are Readers
It’s easy to get caught up in our day to day tasks. Reading about business and leadership can elevate us above that daily grind and help us grow as people and leaders.
Harry S Truman said:
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
Below is a list of some of our favorite books. What are some of yours?
Start With Why
Leaders Eat Last
The Dichotomy of Leadership
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Simon Senik is a favorite author! (You’ll see more than one of his books on this list!)
In this awesome book, he helps you to really dig down to find and understand your Why. Everyone has one – consciously or unconsciously. When you identify it, everything means more. The world around you, your choices and decisions, your life has purpose.
That’s why people who know their Why, are more driven, energized and inspired. Great book!
Another favorite from Simon Sinek is Leaders Eat Last. In today’s world of self-interest and cynicism, this book is a guiding light to those of us who really care about our co-workers and leaders.
We all want a sense of purpose and to make an impact. He looks at how the military defines leadership, inspires soldiers and creates a “Circle of Safety”. We can all adapt this mindset to our offices and work families. What you do changes when you put others in front. Highly recommend!
In “The Dichotomy of Leadership”, two ex-military take you through the mindset and decision making process of the US Marines. They apply that way of thinking to real-life business owners and employees to make the companies better all around.
This is the follow-up book to “Extreme Ownership” – also a fabulous read for everyone! Willink and Babin take turns with battlefield stories and how you can apply them in the business world. Really a great read!
Written as a story and then a follow up section for putting the lessons into action, Patrick Lencioni hit it out of the ballpark with this book!
Culture is HUGE in today’s workplace. Gone are the days of “just do what I say.” Co-workers want and need leadership who can help the whole company work together as a team for a common goal. This isn’t strictly real estate related but the lessons can definitely be put to good use!
Patrick has a full line of business books in the same style. We haven’t read all yet, but haven’t found a loser in the stack yet, either!
When put in practice, the lessons from this book can be a game changer. What do you focus on? Does the “whirlwind” suck you in and never let you out? Do you spend the majority of your time “in” your business instead of working “on” your business?
This was a #1 Business Bestseller for a reason! When you apply the proven strategies and practices, you can elevate your business to the next level. Execution is the key. Ready to get excited about your business again? Read this!