Inspiring Leadership Books by Women (Top 5)

By Freelance Contributor | Strong Female Leaders | Reading Time: Five Minutes

To achieve success, you have to learn from successful people. To become good leaders, you have to learn from great leaders. In today's article, you will find the top five inspiring leadership books by great women leaders.


Top 5 Servant Leadership Books by Women
1) In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney
The six-figure woman is no longer a rarity. From corporate executives to entrepreneurs to freelancers and even part-timers, women now are creating considerable success and money. This book offers advice from 100 of the most accomplished women around the world, accompanied by photos and inspirational quotes, in order to give you ideas, build leadership skills, and keep you inspired.
2) Drop the Ball: Achieving More By Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu
In this inspiring memoir and manifesto for women leaders everywhere, founder and CEO of Cru, Tiffany Dufu, shares her struggles to balance motherhood and career, and her solution to let it go. In Drop the Ball, Dufu recounts how she learned to reprioritize, accept failures, and create the space she needed to truly thrive.

Women leaders are often burdened with responsibilities at work and home, and have little bandwidth to develop their own careers beyond the mid-level. In Drop the Ball, Dufu offers a new perspective for success, and urges other women leaders to let go of what others expect of them, and focus on what's really important.
3) Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown
To be brave at the workplace, women must move beyond their fears and be able to face challenges. In this inspirational book, renowned speaker, Brene Brown, advises women to step up and take the lead, care for others, and create a better culture for everyone.
4) Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace by Carla Harris
In this New York Times Best Seller, successful business woman, Carla Harris, offers advice on achieving both fulfillment and success. Using her own experiences as examples, Harris crafts a list of tips and strategies that real women can use, and encourages women to expect to win despite the odds against them.
5) Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
Women leaders experience a lot of stresses and often suffer from burnout. This is exactly what happened to the Huffington Post president and editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington, a few years ago. In her book, Thrive, Arianna Huffington urges women to redefine success in today's world. Using personal experience of burnout, Huffington urges women to realize that to be successful, one must stop being "on" all the time and be able to unplug, let go, and defy traditional values, in order to truly thrive.

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