Harry S. Truman once told us that “Not all readers are leaders…but all leaders are readers.”
I have found this to be true. Some of the most accomplished leaders that I have worked with are passionate about reading. In fact, they believe it contributes to their competitive advantage.
A recent post by Michael Hyatt suggested 5 ways that reading can uniquely develop and empower leaders:
1. Reading makes us better thinkers
2. Reading improves our people skills
3. Reading helps us master communication
4. Reading helps us relax
5. Reading keeps us young (my favorite!)
12 Must-Read Books for 2017
In this post, I’ve compliled a list of the most highly-regarded recent business and leadership books. Each one offers a unique look at what it means to be truly successful and how you can achieve your full potential.
Choose your favorites and order before the end of the year to stock your mind (and shelves) with inspiration for 2017!
- Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways by William C. Taylor
- An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
- Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual by David Burkus
- Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results—Without Losing Your Soul by Karin Hurt and David Dye
- Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
- How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb
- Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within by Chade Meng Tan
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
- Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent by Sydney Finkelstein
- Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
- The Happiness Track by Emma Seppala
- The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova