Have you got some time off over Christmas?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Mainly because companies encourage employees to take a break and reset. After another busy year navigating COVID and remote working, you’ve no doubt earned some time off.
How are you going to spend it? By the pool? Near the bar? In between swims and beverages, you might want to check out some leadership books. Not sure which one’s are worthy of your time? Try these ones out.
The Infinite Game
If you follow pwf services on social media, you’ll notice some Simon Sinek posts from time to time. His latest book, The Infinite Game, focuses on mindsets. Simon discusses how many games play to a final result, which is usually a win or loss.
The infinite game is played to never reach an endpoint. Once you adjust your mindset to wanting to play continually, you begin to think long term and strategise how you will stay in the game. It helps build resilience and develop innovative initiatives. It’s one of the leadership books that are worth your time over the silly season.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
This leadership book follows the story of Ben Horowitz and the challenges he faced when going from a founder CEO to a venture capitalist. Ben was faced with many difficult decisions, and he talked through his thinking as he made them.
You might think this title is only for executives. However, every leader can learn from Ben’s lessons. Particularly around when it’s the right time to pivot and why you should stick to your gut feelings. It will inspire a lot of confidence no matter what type of boss you are.
Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill or form a habit? Atomic Habits breaks down how to achieve this into a simple and easy way for everyone. It doesn’t matter if it’s going to the gym or making your bed first thing in the morning.
It’s not a quick fix. There are steps you have to take. However, they will help embed a new mindset that will allow you to build new skills and form habits that will stick. You might not nail it on your first attempt, but Atomic Habits knows this and teaches you how to get back on track.
If you suffer from imposter syndrome, then this book is for you. Amy Cuddy gives readers a taste of her background as well as the years of studies she’s completed on the subject of imposter syndrome. She also dives into the testing she has done around overcoming it and building confidence.
Part of it is performing a power pose. Amy uses Wonder Woman as inspiration for herself. She’ll stand in front of the mirror and put her hands on her hips. Immediately, she feels like she can save the world. But it’s more than that, and she’ll take you through it in Presence.
Get More From Leadership Books and Resources
Leadership books are great for broadening your perspective. They can help unlock ideas and encourage you to try new approaches. If you do get some spare time over your holiday break, make sure to open one of these books before you head back to the office.
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