When it comes to business, the ability to act as a strong leader is absolutely crucial. You can’t run a team of 50 people if you aren’t confident in your direction and where you need to be going.
Leadership can be a pitfall for a lot of women in business. We’ve got to have the gusto to stand up for what we believe and stand in front of our pack— especially when our pack is feeling doubtful and unsure.
How do we act as the source of unlimited growth? We learn all there is to know about what it actually means to be a leader, and how we can do it more effectively.
Here are my top 5 books on leadership for female entrepreneurs:
- Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey
This book is great, not just for business, but for life. Stephen really takes a look at the idea of leadership from the perspective of mindset and values. Essentially, he invites us to ignite our leadership qualities from the inside out in order to promote positive growth in the face of whatever your business throws at you.
- Leading From the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactics for Women by Angie Morgan
This is one of my all time favorites. As women, we aren’t readily taught to be assertive and to go after what we want in life with passion and confidence in ourselves and our ideas. But, this book provides ideas and insights that will help you propel yourself forward into front-line leadership, if you will. It will teach you how to take risks and make decisions like you’ve been running a business and carving your own path with confidence and ease your entire life. I love this one.
What I love about this book is the invitation to take action immediately. As women in business, we fall victim to all of these unspoken rules about how we need to do things (the feminine and gentle way!). This book gives us new options to choose from. I highly recommend this one to any woman who is ready to transform her thinking and skyrocket her business efforts.
- How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership by Marilyn Carlson Nelson
This title is a bit different than the rest, but definitely worth the read. This book is the personal story of an incredible business woman who decided to embark on a life of leadership. She also happens to be one of the most powerful CEOs in the world. If you’re looking for a dose of inspiration, you’ve just found it.
Have you ever struggled to deal with people? In the world of business, relationships are everything. This book shows you how to communicate with those around you in a way that entices them to do what you want them to. Not a bad tool to have when building an empire! The approach is the best part. Leslie delves into the ideas of how we, as a society, tend to communicate with people based on who we think they are. The real key? Communicating based on who people actually are– and she explains just how to do that.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this week’s selections. Be sure to leave me a comment in the section below!
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