In my quest to better understand what it means to be a good leader, I have sought the insights of many who have researched and written about the subject. Many of these books on leadership I’ve consumed more than once. Of the books I consume in my quest, I believe the books below are of particular value to a Talent Whisperer.
Why Audio Books?
For me, it’s because in a busy day, it’s often hard to find time to read. However, for those of us that commute or travel or workout or do chores or yard-work where our minds can absorb audio, there is a unique opportunity to expand our horizons. With time, it’s also possible to consume them at higher speeds now that they’ve gotten better at compressing audio. Reading at 3x to 4x speeds on an hour’s commute each way provides for the equivalent of 6-8 hours of learning each workday.
If you know of books of this nature, please feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments.
Books on Leadership
I prefer hearing the author in their own voice with full depth explore their topic; however, not everyone’s curiosity or commute allows them the time to consume books the way I do. The books and specific subject matter of the authors above can often also be found represented in content on the authors’ websites, in TED talks, in blog posts, etc.
The books below are on “spiritual” leadership and/or they may serve to help leaders ground themselves.
While note directly on leadership, the books below to help to expand the mind and make for leaders of more diverse makeup.