A great leader can be many things, but one thing that is common for all is their devotion to continuous learning and development. In honor of #readabookday, here are FotoWare's recommendations for five books on leadership you should indulge in if you haven't already. Let us know which you recommend too!
1. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World By Adam Grant
In Originals Adam Grant addresses the challenge of improving the world from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we nurture new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?
2. Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More By Morten T. Hansen
Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his “Seven Work Smarter Practices” that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance.
3. Lean In By Sheryl Sandberg
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO and one ofFortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business – draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can affect change on a more universal scale.
By Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul and John Christensen
FISH! isn’t just about work. It’s about making every moment of your life count. Readers use its practical wisdom to improve business performance, but they also use it to renew their spirits and strengthen their relationships with family and friends. FISH! is about rediscovering the amazing power that is inside each of us to make a positive difference—wherever we are in life. It’s effective for team training or to help staff connect personally with The FISH! Philosophy.
5. Leading By Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Michael Moritz
Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.