Not everyone’s a natural-born leader, but it’s an invaluable skill that can be learned over time.
Finding the balance between being a challenging and encouraging leader isn’t easy. Fortunately, there are a ton of books full of insightful leadership and management advice to help fine-tune those skills.
Here’s a look at Amazon’s top 5 leadership books of 2017 so far.
- “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. Our tendency to multitask in order to get more done maybe slowing us down. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan argue that focusing on one objective at a time will boost your productivity and work wonders in finding balance in your life. Their book has made over 350 appearances on national best-seller lists and won 12 book awards.
- “Manage your Day-to-Day: Build your Routine, Find your Focus, and Sharpen your Creative Mind” by Jocelyn Glei. Featuring wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, author Jocelyn Glei, gives you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always on workplace. With that kind of input you’re bound to learn a thing or two about making the most out of your workday.
- “Tools of the Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers” by Timothy Ferriss. After in-depth interviews with over 200 celebrities, athletes, and business people on his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, author Tim Ferriss compiled the best takeaway points for his interviews into one shiny book.
- “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath Author Tom Rath argues that we devote more time fixing our shortcomings rather than developing our strengths. As the follow-up to the wildly successful “StrengthsFinder,” the second installment offers an improved assessment to discover your strengths and a thorough action plan to apply them to your life.
- “Start with No: The Negotiating Tools that the Pros Don’t Want You to Know” by Jim Camp In this book, you’ll learn that a “win-win” scenario isn’t the best way to make a deal and why you should open up a negotiation with “no”.