As a leader, it’s important to continue your knowledge and training, developing new techniques to bring back to your sales team. Summer presents a great opportunity to spend some time expanding your knowledge by reading inspiring books by business leaders and entrepreneurs. There are numerous high-quality books that can help even the most experienced executive continue their education and help their team— and their business—achieve the results they have been seeking in order to end the year strong.
Here are a few you should add to your bookshelf this summer:
The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class
by Keith Cameron Smith
Keith Cameron Smith is an entrepreneur, author, and inspirational speaker that has mastered the skill of thinking like a millionaire. He provides ten principles that will help you develop the mindset of a millionaire and transform your life.
Based off of research straight from the notes of current MBA students, this up-to-date guide provides lessons being taught in top business schools such as Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Virginia.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg is an award-winning New York Times business reporter who has discovered something that all successful people have in common: their habits. He explains the scientific reasoning of why we have habits, and our ability to change them. Understanding these discoveries will allow us to make revolutionary changes within our shared world.
Ego Is the Enemy
by Ryan Holiday
While many historical figures used irrational methods to change the world with their innovative ideas, there are also historical figures that battled their ego every step of the way. They diverted attention away from themselves, and instead focused on the greater goal. Ryan Holiday explains how to do just that and control your ego.
Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent
by Sydney Finkelstein
Football coach Bill Walsh, restaurateur Alice Waters, and fashion pioneer Ralph Lauren aren’t regular bosses, they’re superbosses. The term superboss was coined by Sydney Finkelstein, to recognize the difference between a boss who simply meets their goals and leads their team from a boss who makes breakthroughs in their industry. Find out what characteristics differentiate a boss from a superboss.
Leadership can be a complicated subject. Those who lead teams are responsible for not only plotting the course of the organization, but they also need to be able to motivate and guide the other members of their groups. Take some time this summer to add some of these excellent leadership books to your bookshelf and gain some new insights that can help you reach your goals during the last quarter of the year.