Leaders are readers. Ever heard that? To help you stay on top of your game, we’ve put together a list of the Top 20 best selling Leadership books of 2017, so far. Whether you read it, listened to it (what I love to do), or a combination of the two…these resources will help you be the kind of leader you want to be.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
by Brené Brown
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
by Patrick Lencioni
Are you overcommitted? Are you constantly running from one thing to the next, not sure when your next chance to sit down will come? Are you reading this on your third cup of coffee or red bull or whatever you stimulate yourself with to get through the day?
What happened to us? Why have we become a culture desperate to be busy? I’m all for being productive (I love it actually) but when did taking a breath or spending time with your family and friends, or simply sleeping 7-8 hours a night become a sign of weakness?
This speed train to burnout is not what we were created for! There’s no manual for life that says “run yourself into the ground, then you will know true happiness.”
If anything, the complete opposite is the case. Continue reading
Why is it that so many women swoon over the guys in romantic movies? Is it their dashingly handsome good looks? Their ability to “rescue” the one they love? Their charming sense of humor? The argument could be made that yes, all of those things draw a woman into the story unfolding on the screen and endear them to the male lead character. However, what seems to be the fundamental component to every well loved leading man, is the amount of focus, time, and energy he puts into his on-screen counterpart. There’s something in the way he looks at her, the things he breaks away from to be with her, the lengths he’ll go to just to make sure she is the center of his attention.
So, why does this make a woman smile, cry, laugh at the movie? Because she wants that kind of relationship.