Leadership Books We Love

Feb 15, 2023 | Books We Love

Master Your Mindset: How Women Leaders Step Up
by Molly Gimmel (NAWBO member/leader!)

Explore the unwritten rules of successful female leadership. Through interviews with powerful women from all walks of life—large corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, Hollywood, politics and more—Molly reveals the mental attitudes that define effective leaders and shows you step by step how to connect with yourself and with those around you in authenticity, confidence and integrity to become the best leader you can be.

When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed and How We Can Learn From Them
by Julia Boorstin

Over two decades as a TV reporter and creator of CNBC’s Disruptor 50 franchise, Julia interviewed and studied thousands of executives and realized that a gender-equity utopia shouldn’t be a pipe dream. Yes, women faced massive social and institutional headwinds, and struggled with double standards, but those who thrived shared key commonalities that made them uniquely equipped to lead, grow businesses and navigate crises.

Dare to Lead
by Brené Brown

This bestselling author has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to lives, and years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? This book explores the answer.

She Thinks Like a Boss: 9 Essential Skills For New Female Leaders in Business and the Workplace
by Jemma Roedel

Discover how to become an effective woman in leadership—even if you’re shy, avoid conflict at all costs or lack confidence. Do you find it difficult to express yourself during work meetings without being hostile or apologetic? Perhaps you’re tired of coming home feeling frustrated because you didn’t speak up at the meeting, or maybe you feel as though, no matter what you try, people just walk all over you. You know that there must be another way, and you’re right. But don’t worry: help is at hand with this book.

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
by Simon Sinek

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia and self-interest. But Simon says the best ones foster trust and cooperation through a “Circle of Safety” that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

CEO Excellence: The 6 Mindsets That Distinguish the Best Leaders From the Rest
by Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller and Vikram Malhorta

To identify the 21st century’s best CEOs, the authors started with a pool of over 2,400 public company CEOs. Extensive screening distilled that group into an elite corps, 67 of whom agreed to in-depth, multi-hour interviews—representing companies like GM, Netflix, Microsoft and more. What came out of those frank, no-holds-barred conversations is a rich array of mindsets and actions that deliver outsized performance. CEO Excellence is a treasure trove of practical wisdom from today’s most elite business leaders.

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