What are the top 4 leadership books that you have to read now?
- 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John Maxwell
- The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need by Daniel Pink
- CEO at 22 by Sean Si
- Life’s Work by Francis Kong
Reading is one of the most accessible forms of leadership training in the Philippines and all around the world, and an effective prerequisite tool if you are planning to take up public speaking training. Manila’s best inspirational speakers acknowledge this and that is why they are urged to share their ideas with a wider audience composed not only of listeners but readers as well.
Everyone would want to be successful in their own professional field and success can be defined by being on top of the industry. Being a boss is something that some people aspire to be, and why not? This is a chance to exhibit leadership at its best and to share the opportunity with others as well. Not only are these books inspirational and essential for motivation, they are full of life lessons for individuals as well.
Here are the top 4 leadership books that you should read if you are aspiring to be the top gun of a company or the boss who takes control of your life:
21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John Maxwell
Effective leadership is an essential ingredient to being a great boss. Having what it takes to lead is required of being at the helm of a company. This book by John Maxwell will show you how to do just that. It tackles self-reflection and finding the qualities that let you live out your boldest dreams.
Maxwell touches upon character, charisma, commitment and more as the best qualities that a leader can have. He was also quoted as saying that, “If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the person you want to be on the outside. People will want to follow you. And when that happens, you’ll be able to tackle anything in this world.”
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need by Daniel Pink
If you are in the mood for a lighthearted but a profound read, this comic by Daniel Pink will surely give you the thrill of it. It builds on the principle that “persistence trumps talent”.
The book follows the adventure of Johnny Bunko who is a young man working for the fictitious Boggs Corporation and is left wondering if he made the right career choice. With this, he meets a career coach named Diana who gives him pieces of advice throughout the story.
Intrinsic motivation is so important. Doing things not to get an external reward like money or a promotion, but because you simply like doing it. The more intrinsic motivation you have, the more likely you are to persist. The more you persist, the more likely you are to succeed.”
CEO at 22 by Sean Si
Attaining great success at such a young age can be intimidating for most, but Sean Si attests that it wasn’t an easy ride. Despite the challenges, he believes that you can do it too! In fact, he wrote this book for young individuals who aspire to surpass the achievements that far exceed their age.
This is a must-read for young and seasoned professionals alike. Read on about the life and trying times of this young CEO and be inspired to dream like he did. Let the author show you that nothing is impossible with grit and hard work, and the things you worry about are just mere obstacles you have to go through to get to that success.
Life’s Work by Francis Kong
Work can be too daunting of a task and sometimes you may find yourself getting swept away by all the deadlines and assignments that you forget to put things in perspective. In this book, Francis Kong tells inspirational stories with the man in work at mind and the uplifting quality of these tales will definitely be a nice break from all the hustle of your career. One of the best in public speaking in Manila, Francis Kong will teach you how to handle struggles and draw inspiration from these experiences.
As you find yourself enjoying the different stories, you are also given that boost of productivity that you can apply to work. The fast-paced world may be too much to handle but Kong conveys that you can be the master of such situations and come out victorious in the end. It is also a little reminder that you can never fail with God in the center of your life.
Take the time to read these top 4 leadership books when you get the chance. Learning from the stories of other people will help you craft your very own person to inspire people with your drive to lead.
Check them out in bookstores near you and you will see why many readers swear by the words of these inspirational authors. Enjoy reading!