Leadership books can be a great inspiration for personal and professional growth, regardless of your position.
With that in mind, here is a list of more recent leadership books – like those published over the past five years or so – that you may have missed and that may prove to be beneficial in your professional development journey.
The Art of Coming Together: How We Meet and Why It Matters, by Priya Parker
At first glance, this book may seem relevant to event planners, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. In The Art of Gathering, Parker delves into what makes gatherings of all types successful – from small meetings to large-scale events – and this has implications for leaders in a variety of roles. In essence, if you’re working with more than a team of two – or aspire to – this book is for you. Learn more.
Fear Less: Face What Is Not Good Enough To Replace Your Doubts, Achieve Your Goals, And Unlock Your Success, by Pippa Grange
Pippa Grange is a sports psychologist and former Head of People and Team Development at the Football Association. She notably worked with the England football team in 2018 – the year they won the World Cup. In his latest book, Grange shares a “proven framework for overcoming the biggest obstacle to success: fear”. Learn more.
The promises of the giants, by John Amaechi
According to the book’s description, The Promises of Giants is “a challenge for anyone who aspires to make a difference in their environment”. Author John Amaechi is an Anglo-American psychologist, consultant, and former professional NBA basketball player. In his new book, he takes observations and draws lessons from his unique career to create a theory about what it takes to become extraordinary. Learn more.
Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, by Oliver Burkeman
In his latest book, Oliver Burkeman paints a rather dark picture. He explains that the average human life will only last 4,000 weeks. So how do we make the most of the limited time we have? Burkeman’s thoughts on this are a bit provocative but insightful nonetheless. Learn more.
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