summer reading for leaders

Top Leadership Books for Summer 2022

  1. May 3rd, 2022  | 

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Continuous learners can get lost in these books. 

For the fifth consecutive summer I’m sharing reading recommendations because my previous posts suggesting books have proven popular. Leaders are readers and these six books—some new, others classic—invite you to learn, lead and laugh.

Fixing Fractures
by Douglas Bouey

Doug is an accomplished executive coach and a good friend, and his new book provides a practical, powerful communication roadmap for every person’s most important journey: the one we take with others.

The Five Love Languages
by Gary Chapman

The past two years have underscored the importance of relationships. Given all that we’ve experienced and are still working through, this classic book is a helpful reminder that people want to be remembered, recognized and loved in different ways.

Taking People With You
by David Novak

Before David became CEO of Yum Brands, he and I were colleagues at Tracy-Locke. David has always been an inspirational leader, and his book grew out of the concepts and programs he taught to thousands of managers around the world. It’s a guide for getting people on your side, building strong teams and celebrating the kind of results that will leave skeptics wondering how it all happened.

Who Ate the First Oyster
by Cody Cassidy

Curious about how some of history’s most significant inventions were inspired? This book combines modern DNA research with sharp humor to dig into the prehistoric geniuses who invented the wheel, harnessed fire, yes, ate the first oyster. Fascinating.

The Original Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest
by Felix Salten

Before Walt Disney turned Bambi into a child’s tale with his 1942 movie, Felix Salten’s 1928 book was a sober allegory of survival among Nazis who were single-mindedly persecuting those who did not meet their standards or conform to their thinking. This book is particularly relevant 100 years later given events in Ukraine.

Success Starts With Me
by Greg Bustin

Any success you achieve starts with you. How you define success is your choice. To succeed you first must answer three deceptively simple questions. This free eBook provides concepts, tools and templates to help you get more of what you want. Download your free copy today from my website:

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About the Author: Greg Bustin advises some of the world’s most admired companies and leaders, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 250 strategic planning sessions, he’s delivered more than 600 keynotes and workshops on every continent except Antarctica, and he coaches leaders who are inspired to take their career to the next level. His fourth leadership book— Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture (McGraw-Hill) —is a Soundview Executive Best Business Book.

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