5 Leadership Books You Should Read Now

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5 Leadership Books You Should Read Now
With the coronavirus outbreak, more people are staying home. This brings an opportunity to read more books and build better versions of ourselves. Looking for the best leadership books in 2020 so far? We've got just the list for you.
1. Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to up Your Earnings and Change Your Life, By Barbara Stanny
The number of women making six-figure salaries is rising; and, it is rising at a rate that is faster than the rate for men. From knowledge professionals to freelancers to executives, women continue to build careers with substantial financial success. In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Barbara Stanny researched over 150 women with annual salaries ranging from $100,000 to $7 million, shared seven characteristics that these six-figure women have. By turning these characteristics into a strategies that increase earnings, we can create our own processes to climb our own income ladders.

2. Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual, by Jocko Willink
In this book, former Navy Seal, Jocko Willink, provides a military-like field manual to instruct us on how to become better leaders. In simple, clear, and step-by-step language, the Leadership Strategy and Tactics Field Manual teaches us how to take the lead in any situation. Whether you are an individual contributor, a new team leader, or an experienced senior, you will find this tactical manual useful, and better understand how to play the game of thought leadership.



3. Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World, by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall
Forget what you know about the world of work! In this innovative book, bestselling author Marcus Buckingham and Cisco Leadership and Team Intelligence head Ashley Goodall reveal the big lies that we encounter at work. These lies cause dysfunction, frustration and mistrust. Luckily, there are freethinking leaders who recognize the power of our individual uniqueness and how it defeats dogma.

The value of this book lies in that when we think outside of the box, and retire the top-down culture of traditional companies, we find purpose and meaning in our work and start to enjoy and find passion in what we do.

4. How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything so They Can Achieve Anything, by Erin Falconer
Modern women live in a state of constant guilt. We are climbing the corporate ladder, building our side hustles, cooking for our families, scheduling playdates and organizing after school events. In this clever book, CEO of popular site, Pick the Brain, shows us how to do less and still get more done by techniques of off loading, outsourcing and letting go of being perfect.


5. One Million Followers: How I Built a Massive Social Following in 30 Days, by Brendan Kane
There is a lot of noise in the digital world. How can you stand out? In One Million Followers, Digital strategist and “growth hacker” Brendan Kane knows the answer. In 30 days, Kane amassed one million followers by sending authentic and value-added messages online, while building a personal brand. One Million Followers serves as the ultimate guide to building brands, unlocking the benefits that social media has to offer, and being a leader in your own movement.

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