The insights and research of those who have written about improving leadership abilities will be particularly valuable to anyone interested in continually transforming and growing. The following books are some of the best out there.
Why Audio Books?
It’s hard to find time to read. However, commuting, working out or doing chores or yard-work create opportunity to absorb audio. With time, it’s possible to consume at higher speeds. Consider that reading at 3x to 4x speeds on an hour’s commute each way provides for the equivalent of 6-8 hours of learning each workday. Also, this nourishes human transformation to keep pace with our changing world.
I’ve often said when you hold a book in one hand, you should hold a mirror in the other. It may help you consider how the material applies to you. If a well researched and written book doesn’t evoke a conscious change in you, then you may find transformation and growth to be a challenge.
If you know of books of this nature, please feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments so that I might benefit and also share further with others.
Books on Leadership
I prefer hearing the author in their own voice with full depth explore their topic; however, not everyone’s curiosity or commute allows them the time to consume books the way I do. The books and specific subject matter of the authors above can often also be found represented in content on the authors’ websites, in TED talks, in blog posts, etc.
The books below are on “spiritual” leadership and/or they may serve to help leaders ground themselves.
While note directly on leadership, the books below to help to expand the mind and make for leaders of more diverse makeup.