5 Books Every Leader Should Read

In order to improve as a leader, one must make a dedicated effort to improve themselves. Here are five books I recommend to improve as a leader.

1. Managing the Mental Game by Jeff Boss

It is often said that success is 90% mental, 10% physical. In Navy SEAL Jeff Boss’ book, Managing the Mental Game, Boss breaks down the ideologies that soldiers use to prepare themselves for combat. These skills are also applicable to the business world.

By approaching your business like a soldier prepares for a mission, you can ensure that you will be successful.

2. Start With Why by Simon Sinek

In Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why, Sinek reflects on why people do what they do in business. By focusing on what draws people to act, Sinek outlines what entrepreneurs can use to get people to act in their own business spheres.

3. The Go-Giver Leader by Bob Burg and John David Mann

In business, it’s all about give and take. In “The Go-Giver Leader”, John David Mann discusses what makes great leaders. In order to be a great leader, one must be able to relate to their employees and coworkers. This “humaness” factor is critical for being a successful leader.

4. The Dip by Seth Godin

As a kid, I was told, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” In marketing legend Seth Godin’s book, “The Dip”, Godin breaks down what has made the legends of industry who they are. Often times, people quit when the going gets tough, but Godin insists that the greats are great because they pushed back against that resistance.

5. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

What do you get when two award-winning authors collaborate to discover why things are the way they are? Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

In Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner break down the truth about real estate, the inner workings of Gang violence, and much more. As one progresses through the book, they will gain an insight on how economics plays a vital role in why things are the way they are.