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20 Remarkable Books on Powering-Up Your Leadership Qualities From Many Different Perspectives

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You’ve started your leadership journey by reading the best leadership books.

You want to learn from the best. But. What to do?

How do you find new material?  Where do you go to get a different perspective on leadership, leadership qualities, and what is best practice?

Sometimes some of the material you have found has become stale. It’s the same old stories. The same old tips and strategies. Yes. They may be commonly-held and widely accepted ideas. However, you have found they do not quite ignite your flame of inspiration. They don’t inspire you to take action.

This new collection of books tackle leadership issues from various perspectives. Some you may not have heard of. Others you will recognise the authors’ names but may not have read them yet.

Here is my list of exceptional books on leadership qualities to be learned, relearned or adopted as new. They will give you new perspectives on different aspects.

This resource list you help you increase your knowledge, give you new perspectives, and help you transform your leadership development journey.

Check out these fantastic resources below. And. I hope you find some inspiration here that will transform your leadership development journey and help power-up your learning.

1.Discover Your True North

by Bill George

Want to read a best-selling book on discovering your leadership skills?

Your True North enables you to become an authentic leader by discovering your True North. It is about becoming an authentic leader. True North shows you how to chart your path to leadership success.

“Once you discover the purpose of your leadership, you’ll find the true leader inside you. This book shows you how to use your natural leadership abilities to inspire and empower others to excellence in today’s complex global world.” 

This book is about giving you a direction, your true path to authenticity to those innate leadership skills you have inside. Leadership is not about management per say. It is not about a title. It is about who you are inside. When you can tap into those skills then you will empower your possibilities. It’s a map, a concrete and comprehensive program to your leadership success.

This incorporates new learning about authentic global leaders. It includes more diverse, global, and contemporary leaders of all ages. There are new case studies. And. George continues to share his personal stories and his wisdom. He describes how you can become the leader you want to be. Helpful exercises are included throughout the book, so you can put into practise and increase your leadership skills.

“Discover Your True North enables you to become the leader you were born to be.”

Bill George
www.billgeorge.org

2.Touchpoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (J-B Warren Bennis Series Book 169)

by Douglas Conant & Norgaard

Opportunities abound every minute of every day for leaders to make connections.

Touch Points has been described as an effective and enduring way to lead. Something new. Something fresh. Most people consider interruptions as being troublesome. However, Conant and Norgaard say that these interruptions could be viewed as opportunities to connect. To create meaning. To increase their impact. For leaders to promote their organisation’s strategy, their vision, their values. These authors show: “that a leader’s impact and legacy are built through hundreds, even thousands, of interactive moments in time.” 
Fortunately, they say that anyone can develop “Touch Point” mastery by focusing on three essential components: head, heart, and hands.

The authors look at both the theory and practice of leadership from an holistic approach. They talk about leadership

mastery. They say that impactful leadership mastery is an on-going process whereby a leader can transform even the most ordinary of moments, the aimless activity of individuals or the entropy of an organisation into increased, focused energy. In essence Touch Points is about increasing the vibration of an organisation, and its people, into something new and vibrant, one moment at a time.

Douglas Conant & Mette Norgaard
www.conantleadership.com

3.Leadership Lessons From John Wick: A Reel Leadership Book

by Joseph Lalonde

This is a collection of stories utilising lessons learned from the John Wick series.

John Wick movies are about an assassin. In this book you will discover what the Keanu Reeves movies can teach you about leading your business and personal life. There are some real-life lessons to be learned here.  You will be surprised by some of these lessons that you can take away from these popular action movies. 

Reel Leadership is all about movies and leadership. Leadership gurus have told you the two don’t mix. That you will not learn anything useful from these types of movies. However, you can. And. They do teach you something. That’s where Reel (as in a movie reel and a play on the word real) and Leadership collide.

Joseph Lalonde has been working with upcoming leaders who want to lead better. He has received multiple awards and recognition for being a top leadership blogger. Dive into Reel Leadership and let John Wick take you on a leadership journey like never before.

Joseph Lalonde
www.jmlalonde.com

4.Habitudes Book #1: The Art of Self-Leadership [Faith-Based] (Habitudes: Images That Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes) Paperback – January 1, 2010

by Tim Elmore

The Art of Self Leadership is ideal for college first-year experience programs. For introductory leadership courses.

And. Anyone who is just starting on their leadership journey. Good leadership has been identified as being of prime importance for growth and development of the planet and the future of where the world is heading. It’s about creating a culture of thriving leadership on campuses first. Then in organisations.

The Art of Self-Leadership covers the topics including: character, core values, mental toughness, discipline, identity, responsibility and personal growth… and a whole lot more. There is also a faith-based version of this resource which has been developed as a tool for Christian schools and ministries. To grow effective leaders, you need to start young. Tim Elmore caters for a large range of students in this book. He says: … “we have

schools using the book with students from middle school all the way through college.” There is also a Values-Based Edition of this resource, for public programs and corporate settings. Dr. Tim Elmore is the founder and president of Growing Leaders (www.GrowingLeaders.com), an Atlanta-based non-profit organization created to develop emerging leaders. Tim’s expertise on emerging generations and generational diversity in the workplace has led to media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com and many other large publications.

Tim Elmore
www.growingleaders.com

5.Managing with a Conscience: How to Improve Performance Through Integrity, Trust, and Commitment (2nd edition)

by Frank Sonnenberg

“Managing with a Conscience was written to help reanimate the values that count and to demonstrate how to improve performance through integrity, trust, and commitment.”

History has revealed that paths to success were often marred by unscrupulous behaviour, and a dog-eat-dog approach. Unfortunately, this ethic overflowed into the corporate sector where leaders allowed their assets to deteriorate by exploiting customers, mistreating employees, and squeezing suppliers. Leaders were focused on short term gain. However, what they overlooked, was the company’s long-term performance. This obsession with short-term results significantly damaged their company’s competitiveness. In today’s turbulent world it is more critical than ever to put an end to these short-sighted tactics. Especially when leaders are beholden to a board and the shareholders and must justify their performance and effectiveness regularly.

The approach in this book: Managing with a Conscience, helps restore traditional values. It presents a better option for improving long-term success, and injecting trust and integrity into all business practices and relationships. In this version of Managing with a Conscience, there are nine factors critical to success which have been defined.

The foundation for these principles of instigating traditional values is that the organisation needs to be built on passion. The book outlines how to focus on major priorities.  The business needs to reinvent itself every day. To devote itself to service excellence.  The organisation needs to adapt well to change. It needs to be able to make speedy responses, whilst at the same time maintaining a flexible structure.  In essence, amongst other things, it puts integrity back where it belongs, right beside the bottom line. 
Frank Sonnenberg is an award-winning author and has one of the “Best Inspirational Blogs on the Planet.”

Frank Sonnenberg
www.franksonnenbergonline.com

6.Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to The Worst ‘Best Practices’ of Business Today

by Susan Scott

Do you want to read a book by a two-time best-selling author and recognized thought leader in the global business community?

Susan Scott’s book: Fierce Leadership, is based on the principles of having fierce conversations as a way of conducting business. It is an attitude. A way of life. Scott maintains that a single conversation can change the trajectory of a career, marriage or life. It depends on who you are talking to. Conversation with: yourself, your partner, colleagues, customers, your family or friends, and the interpretations and meanings embodied, can make or break these relationships. “Fierce Conversations shows you how to have conversations that count.”

This book covers some very fierce conversation indeed: how to overcome the barriers to meaningful conversations. Being able to express who you are and what you believe. It covers confrontation and how to

get over your fears. In essence, it’s about bringing real and lasting change by having authentic and meaningful dialogue. There are so many interesting topics which will revolutionise the way you communicate. This is a really good read.
“Confront tough issues with courage, confidence and sensitivity.”

Susan Scott is committed to large-scale and individual transformation through the principles and models set forth in Susan’s books and her company’s corporate training programs.

Susan Scott
www.fierceinc.com

7.Overcoming an Imperfect Boss: A Practical Guide to Building a Better Relationship With your Boss

by Karin Hurt

Do you want to read a book by author and international keynote speaker, Karin Hurt, who inspires transformational change?

There are bosses and bosses. The relationship between you and your boss is crucial to being able to develop your performance to the highest level. You want this better relationship, but don’t know where to start? Or. Are you working to be the best “boss” possible, yet having trouble making deeper connections with those under you? Maybe you feel stuck in the middle trying to please a boss whilst at the same time, trying to be a good leader for your team? A satisfactory relationship with your boss can be a career-changing event. However, most people do not know how to tap into this resource. They follow traditional boss-subordinate protocol. This book is a practical guide which provides a step-by-step approach

to the most challenging bosses and scenarios. There are assessment tools and exercises which help leaders on both sides of the relationship, communicate their opportunities and goals.  These tools will also help you develop specific strategies for improving these relationships. “This book will help you become the boss you wish you had.” Karin Hurt helps leaders from around the world achieve breakthrough results without losing their souls.

Karin Hurt & David Dye
www.letsgrowleaders.com

8.Leadership: It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint

by Gordon Tredgold

Theoretically, everyone has the potential to be an inspiring leader. This book teaches you how!

Tredgold is all about simplicity, transparency and focus. He outlines what leadership really is about.  In this book you will learn how to apply powerful leadership principles. And. See the impact that leadership can have.  You too, can become an inspiring leader. The double benefit within this book is that He shows you how to use leadership to achieve sustainable long-term success. He believes that success that is quickly achieved is easily lost. So, his approach is that developing leadership is a marathon, and not a sprint. Gordon Tredgold is a former corporate warrior who now writes, speaks, and coaches on leadership, achieving results and driving success.

Tredgold preaches simplicity in everything and has developed the FAST Approach in his coaching and business, and his mission is to help people exceed their potential and achieve amazing results.

Gordon Tredgold
www.gordontrdddddedgold.com

9.Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies From a Life at Disney

by Lee Cockerell

“It has been said that outstanding leadership is the kind that inspires employee.  Delights customer. And. Achieves extraordinary business results.”

You have to ask just how outstanding leadership is defined. From the well-documented success in leadership roles, no one knows more about this kind of leadership than Lee Cockerell. Lee was the man who ran Walt Disney World® Resort operations for over a decade. Utilising that experience and success, Lee has written about his experiences during that time.

In his book: Creating Magic, Lee shares ten practical, common sense strategies that guided his own journey from a poor farm boy in Oklahoma to the head of operations for a multibillion-dollar enterprise. How did a poor farm boy achieve all this? He gained surprising business wisdom along the way, and he combined this wisdom with insightful and entertaining stories from his four

decades on the front lines of some of the world’s best-run companies, Real leadership is about having the qualities necessary for the job. Lee shows people in business, whether large or small, how to become better leaders. How? By infusing quality, character, courage, enthusiasm and integrity into our workplaces and our lives. Leadership is an all-encompassing way of life that does not stop at the gate. It’s also how you live your life.

One of Lee’s major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies which continues on as the primary resource for developing the 7000 leaders at Walt Disney World. 

Lee Cockerell
https://blog.leecockerell.com

10.Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

by Gino Wickman

At some stage of development every entrepreneur and business leader face similar frustrations. There is conflict with personnel. There are profit woes. And. There are growth. Issues – either too fast or not catered for sufficiently well. Sometimes things get too hard and decisions never seem to get made. Or. They are made but rarely properly implemented. However, there is a solution to these dilemmas. These ideas are not complicated or theoretical. The ideas in this book as based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies. From there Gino developed the Entrepreneurial Operating System®. It is a practical method for achieving the business success leaders have always envisioned. Wickman says there are six key components of your business, and that if you learn how to strengthen them, then this will lead to inevitable success.

In Traction, the focus is on leadership teams. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus.  These components will help with the growth of the company, and employees will learn to enjoy the process more. Evidence indicates that successful companies are applying the ideas in Traction, to run profitable, frustration-free businesses. Every leader can do this too.

Based on his years of real-world experience, Gino developed the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS®), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness.

Gino Wickman
www.eosworldwide.com

11.Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative

by Scott Eblin

Do you want to read a book by a leadership expert, executive coach, a global speaker, and best-selling author, who works with managers and executives who want to lead and live at their best in a constantly changing world?

Scott Eblin helps leaders achieve success by leveraging mindful awareness and intention to achieve better outcomes. In tis book: Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative, Eblin offers practical insights for the executive, manager or professional who feels like their RPM is maxed out. When using any mindfulness technique, success is achieved by making the concepts and practices of mindfulness simple. There are actionable steps in this book, which offer hope for today’s overworked and overwhelmed professional. Accepted research indicates that stress is up and that the number one source of stress is the job pressure of a 24/7 world. There are many other pressures affecting employees today which lead to this stressful situation.

Mindfulness techniques need to be made teachable and simple to implement and practice long term. Many professionals think it’s just too hard to give it a try.

Accepted research indicates that stress is up and that the number one source of stress is the job pressure of a 24/7 world. There are many other pressures affecting employees today which lead to this stressful situation. Mindfulness techniques need to be made teachable and simple to implement and practice long term. Many professionals think it’s just too hard to give it a try.

In this book, Eblin shows that mindfulness that makes a difference doesn’t require meditating like a Buddhist monk. In fact, meditation is not for everyone. Therefore, other simple methods need to eb implemented. This book also contains successful examples of implementation by many people. There is an assessment and routines to follow to help employees reduce stress and sustain peak performance. It is about being able to transfer these skills outside the work environment as well.  

In any stress reduction technique, the objective it to obtain small incremental changes. Even small increases in mindfulness can lead to big changes in productivity and quality of life for the overworked and overwhelmed professional. This book: Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative, is a guide for doing just that.

Scott Eblin
https://eblingroup.com

12.The 5am Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your life

by Robin Sharma

Do you want to read a book by author, Sharma, who has been ranked as one of the Top 5 Leadership Gurus in the World.  And. Who has topped bestseller lists internationally, together with his social media posts reaching over six hundred million people a year? Successful people do things differently from others. They instigate rituals that set themselves up for success, one little bit at -a-time. Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago. This morning ritual or routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health, and bulletproof their inner calm in this age of overwhelming complexity. Taking out the noise and concentrating on simple and effective rituals, Sharma has enabled his clients to maximise their potential over long periods of time.

In this life-changing book, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results. The results are wide-

ranging, including: increased health, wealth and happiness, feeling more vibrant and being able to contribute more effectively.

In this book, Sharma enables principles to unfold through an enchanting—and often amusing—story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club outlines a step by step approach to gaining control over your day, and hence your life, by implementing simple strategies will help you get the most out of each day. It  has been described as: part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, People have said that The 5am Club “is a work that will transform your life. Forever.”

Robin Sharma
www.robinsharma.com

13.Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets

by Michael Roberto

Read a book by best-selling author and scholar Michael Roberto. He presents a thorough investigation of organizational obstacles to creative thought.

Roberto clearly delineates one of the major leadership qualities in that Leaders do not have to conceive innovative ideas, but rather open the path for curious and creative employees within their organization. In this powerful book, Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions, we learn how organizations can remove obstacles to the creative process, to form an atmosphere of imagination and innovation. A kind of cultural awareness. There exist walls to creative innovation within organisations. This book is an exploration of the creative process and how organizations can clear the way for innovation.

Creative individuals face stubborn resistance to new ideas in many organisations. Creativity

Creative individuals face stubborn resistance to new ideas in many organisations. Creativity can be scary for managers and executives, who are not that way inclined, and they oftentimes reject innovation and unconventional approaches. Why? Because they often have a misplaced allegiance to the status quo. People, in general, do not like change, especially if questioning established practices, or challenging prevailing sentiments. This questioning is frequently met with stiff resistance. A hint of change can be personally disruptive, often engendering fear within individuals. Therefore, creativity is stifled and there exists inflexible adherence to conventional wisdom. In this book, Unlocking Creativity, Roberto offers effective methods and real-world examples of how the most successful organizations create cultures of innovation and experimentation.

Michael Roberto has been ranked #25 on the Case Centre list of 40 best-selling case study authors in the world

Michael Roberto
https://michael-roberto.blogspot.com

14.Awesomely Simple: Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas Into Action

by John Spence

“A perfect resource for business leaders, Awesomely Simple will help you turn ideas into positive action and achieve lasting business success.”

More recently, Trust Across America named John as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America and also recognized him on their global list of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in the area of Trustworthy Business Behavior.”

In this book Spence points out that there are six core strategies to elevate any business. He shows you how to implement them, and make them simple

When coming up with strategies to improve processes, a useful tactic is to examine what the world’s best companies are doing. That is what Johan has done. He has examined the world’s most successful companies and organization, to find out what they have in common. He looks for the takeaways in these

examples, what you can actually use. He distils the best fundamental business strategies, and helps you take a hard look at your business. Then helps you develop specific plans and action steps that will allow you to dramatically improve the success of your company. This book is about laying a foundation for achieving business excellence. Utilising case studies and clear action items, he includes easy-to-follow guidelines for implementing the strategies in any organization, no matter its mission or size

John is also the author of four books. In this book: Awesomely Simple, it highlights John’s philosophy and approach to life.

John Spence
http://blog.johnspence.com

15.Joan Garry’s Guide to Non Profit Leadership: Because Non Profits Are messy

by Joan Garry

This book derives from the personal experiences Joan managed to glean from her work in non-profits. She says that leadership is messy because there are often too many cooks and not enough money to achieve what these passionate leaders desire.

Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership is written for both staff and board leadership. She offers a first-hand view into the life of a nonprofit leader—along with the keys to building a thriving nonprofit with authenticity, sharing the lessons learned through both her successes and failures.

The problems include: a micro-managing board that doesn’t understand their true role. Insufficient fundraising. Donors who make unreasonable demands.  There is often unclear and inconsistent messaging and marketing. Together with the conflicts derived from different and difficult bosses. Garry says that Non-profits leaders are optimistic by

nature. They believe with time, energy, smarts, strategy and sheer will, they can change the world. But as staff or board leader, you know non-profits present unique challenges. Yet, somehow many non-profits do thrive. Joan Garry’s Guide to Non-profit Leadership will show you how to do just that. The personal experiences are sometimes funny, honest, intensely actionable, and based on her decades of experience. Joan will teach you how to: build that powerful board. Create an impressive and sustainable fundraising program. This book will renew your passion for your mission and organization, and help you make a bigger difference in the world. Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership is filled with actionable advice you can put into practice right away. It’s a must-read for new board leadership.

Joan Garry
www.joangarry.com

16.Leading Morale: The People Skills to Stop Negativity & Ignite Contributions

by Kate Nasser

This book, Leading Morale, has been said to be “a first-rate resource for executives, business owners, leaders, managers, project leaders, team leaders, supervisors, and of course, aspiring leaders.

Kate Nasser is a seasoned leadership and teamwork consultant, workshop leader, and speaker, who cuts through complexity to shine the light on the simpler path to success. In her book Leading Morale, she clears the fog about what is and isn’t morale and what you must do to lead it. She delivers all of that in this book Leading Morale along with action checklists, discussion topics, illustrations, and key thoughts to get you leading morale sooner than later.

This book is about leading morale rather than trying to instill it or boost it once it has gone bad within an organisation. Kate talks about how you, as a leader, want your organisation

to be perceived by employees coming into the organisation. If the morale is not effective then you will have an uphill battle to get back on track. If morale is effective then employees will show initiative, perform well, be innovative, and stay with you. This book helps the leader build and lead the morale that is acceptable to the organisation. There are case studies, stories, self-awareness checklists, humorous illustrations, and boxed quotes will guide you to lead morale with ease. You will be inspired to act immediately.

“As you read Leading Morale, engage with Kate’s experience and remember … if you aren’t leading morale, you aren’t leading anyone.“

Kate Nasser
www.katenasser.com

17.Leadership Vertigo: Why Even The Best Leaders Go Off Course and How They Can Get back on Track

by Tanveer Naseer

This book is based on the observation that shows employee engagement and morale levels are plateauing on the low end of the scale, even though there is a proliferation of resources available to leaders on what, why and how to implement “good” leadership strategies.

Why is this? Why are leaders unable to move the focus and create the kind of working conditions that not only allow employees to succeed, but thrive under our leadership?  Leadership vertigo is about the mismatch between how a leader perceives what they do and how others perceive what they are experiencing. Quite often this gap exists between what a leader wants from their leadership and how they go about that, and what staff are actually experiencing. Is this a case of a misplaced sense of ego? Sometimes our brains send us signals that are false. We may think everything is okay when it is not. Why would that be? Naseer defines this as

leadership vertigo and attempts to uncover the issues behind this dilemma. Perhaps this is a lofty perception of self versus operation and effectiveness in the real world. 

Leadership Vertigo: Why Even the Best Leaders Go Off Course and How They Can Get Back On Track will help you understand how you can counter these bouts of self-deception by employing four Leadership Landmarks. Naseer concentrates on these four values: community, competence, credibility, and compassion, to help get your team back on course. Tanveer Naseer is an internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and award-winning leadership writer.

Tanveer Naseer
www.tanveernaseer.com

18.No Cape Needed: The Simplest, The Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds

by David Grossman

In No Cape Needed, Grossman brings that insight to all leaders, demonstrating how communication can be a “superpower” in today’s highly competitive business environment.

As Grossman shows, great communication skills are a lot easier to attain than many leaders think, and there is a clear path to becoming an inspiring leader and communicator. Through this engaging book with a simple Do/Don’t format, leaders learn how better communication skills clearly translate to better leadership, allowing them to quickly transform their organization, not to mention their relationships and their lives. In short, leaders find the simplest, smartest, fastest steps to improve how they

communicate by leaps and bounds. The book also features leadership advice from senior executives inside leading organizations, including: Aston-Martin; The Boeing Company; Coach; Compassion International; Hill-Rom; Motel 6; Nationwide and Starbucks, to name a few.

David Grossman, author and award-winning leadership communication expert, has spent years posing this question to his clients: “If you know that you are constantly communicating, don’t you want to do it effectively?”

Leaders, communication professionals, and educators applaud David’s books. His latest book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate By Leaps and Bounds,” recently won the Pinnacle Book Award for the “Best in Business” category and the Beverly Hills International Book Award’s President’s award.

David Grossman
www.yourthoughtpartner.com

19.The Miracle Morning: The-Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life ( Before 8AM)

by Hal Elrod

to …“Read The Miracle Morning is to give yourself the gift of waking up each day to your full potential. It’s time to stop putting off creating the life you want and deserve to live”.

This book is about making your life really simple by instigating morning rituals so that you become more successful. How? Because doing simple things daily, allows you to become more disciplined and hence, allows for creativity and intuition to flourish. It seemingly gives you more time because you schedule time for work and time for play.  What Hal has done is taken the best practices, developed over centuries of human consciousness development, and condensed the ‘best of the best’ into a daily morning ritual. Other successful people have suggested that what’s being widely regarded as “one of the most life changing books ever written” may well be the simplest approach to

achieving everything you’ve ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible, simply by instigating a daily ritual.  What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? Are you ready to grab hold of the key to miracles?

Hal Elrod is on a mission to Elevate the Consciousness of Humanity, One Morning at a Time. As the author of one of the highest rated books on Amazon, “The Miracle Morning” is practiced daily by over 500,000 people.

Hal Elrod
www.halelrod.com

20.Your Body is Your Brain: Leverage Your Somatic Intelligence to Find Purpose, Build Resilience, Deepen Relationships and Lead More Powerfully

by Amanda Blake

“Tap the intelligence hidden in posture, gesture, and sensation and you will open the door to more meaning, greater courage, deeper connection, and more powerful leadership than you imagined possible.”

Your Body is Your Brain is a hive of research and experiential learnings and observations of how stress has affected what we do, how we think and how we hold ourselves. We protect our body from the effects of a stressor trigger with armouring which builds up walls, affects how we breathe, how we hold ourselves, how we walk and talk. When we can release this “armouring” then we can tap into those abilities that have been cut off from access. When you learn how to change your physiological response to stress then you will gain many skills including: becoming more relaxed, more confident, be more positive, have more purpose and meaning, create better relationships, and be less confrontational and be able to deal with conflict more easily and calmly.  

 Amanda says that you can strengthen your social and emotional intelligence by cultivating your innate somatic intelligence. She utilises this information of powerful applied mind-body science, primarily in the workplace. 

Amanda Blake works with leaders worldwide to help them become their best self, enjoy life more, and make a bigger contribution

Amanda Blake
www.embright.org

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Blessings!

About the Author: Celine Healy is a writer, a blogger, a speaker and a trainer on topics such as: stress, wellness and leadership. Celine is passionate about mental and physical health. Celine approaches these topics from a scientific point of view. “If you can’t measure something you will never understand it”. Discover your leadership rating by taking the quiz here. https://www.leadershipandcorporatewellness.com.au

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61 thoughts on “20 Remarkable Books on Powering-Up Your Leadership Qualities From Many Different Perspectives”

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  10. Now more than ever leaders and leadership have become vital in our society. These great books teach a lot of great leadership skills.

    1. More and more we are called upon to show leadership in our jobs, in our personal lives. If these books on leaders and leadership qualities can be of help, then great.

  11. I’m glad most of these Leadership books are some of my favorite books. These recommendations are amazing!!!

  12. Nurturing good leadership qualities is important for any aspiring leader. These books are a great place to start.

  13. Leaders & Leadership Qualities are effectively the same thing. Good leadership qualities are what makes a good leader.

    1. A leader is anyone who is out the front and has that skill to lead that group of people in a particular exercise. Leadership skills imply superior human qualities that set a person apart from the team.

  14. I got a lot of good leadership qualities by reading ‘Finding Your True North’ by Bill George. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending it to anyone.

  15. These are some of the best books out there on leaders and leadership. If I had the time I would definitely read every single one of these books.

  16. Among all these Leadership books, I think Overcoming an Imperfect Boss by Karin Hurt is the best. It helped me a great deal in not only becoming a better person but a great leader too.

  17. There are a lot of great leadership qualities to be learnt from each of the recommended books. I think I just found my new reading list 🙂

  18. In order to attain leadership success, every aspiring leader ought to read at least half of all these books. I think Gordon Tredgold’s book is by far the best in the list.

  19. Maury Cheskes

    These are expert books to choose from with real tangible and hands on leadership qualities. I love the range of leaders listed between the fictional character, John Wick and the owner of Disney World, Lee Cockerell. I agree that every moment, conversation and relationship can help you on your path towards good leadership and that time management and self-realization are good stepping stones in getting your foot through the door. I believe in order to leave a powerful legacy, you must take the leadership mantle with your job, mantras and personal philosophies.

    1. Great advice. Once you reach that place of self-actualisation, whereby you want to give back to society, then people desire to leave a legacy. Writing a book is one way to do that.

  20. With all of the Leadership books listed here this will be a very long read but there is no harm in gaining knowledge. However I am willing to bet that non of these books can have a concrete definition of a leader. That is not a bad thing. If anything its meaning will depend on who is reading these.

  21. Leadership books are very helpful to start within yourself improvements. Thank you for sharing this leadership books, I think these are very helpful.

  22. Having leadership qualities is something you work and build on overtime. Having good leadership qualities are a conscious effort put on by the leader which can be acquired through reading good books on leadership.

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