Top 5 Books to Grow Your Leader’s Mindset

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A great leader is someone who lead by example and motivated his subordinates to do as he does. But how to be a great leader and have a leader mindset? According to Forbes, there are a lot of attributes of a leader that makes one great: courage, effective communication, generosity, humility, self-awareness, passion, infectiousness, authenticity, approachability, accountability, sense of purpose and adherence to the Golden Rule. But how about those who have a hard time getting all of these traits together?

To develop the mindset of a great leader, focus on one or two qualities at a time and try acting out the qualities first. The more you practice, the more it becomes ingrained. There are quite a few companies with management training programs but if you still have problems dealing with your new leadership mindset and style, we have a list of self-help books from Entrepreneur and Motivation Grid you may want to check out:

 Develop your Leader Mindset with these books

  1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Carol Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own.

2. The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership

Bill Walsh taught that the requirements of successful leadership are the same whether you run an NFL franchise, a fortune 500 company, or a hardware store with 12 employees. These final words of ‘wisdom by Walsh’ will inspire, inform, and leaders in all professions.

3. The Power of Habit

Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

4. The DNA of Success

Jack Zufelt, a top professional speaker and highly acclaimed trainer, knows that all success is a result of the power within us. As The DNA of Success explains, Core Desires are the trigger mechanisms that unleash the Conquering Force. Your Conquering Force is your innate ability to act effectively in a pursuit of your Core Desires. Once you tap into your Conquering Force, you will overcome all obstacles and resistance in your way to achieve amazing results — every time.

5. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

This groundbreaking inspirational guide from Richard Carlson–a classic in the self-help genre–shows you how to put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals. Among the insights it reveals are how to: Think of your problems as potential “teachers”. Do one thing at a time. Share glory with others. And learn to trust your intuitions.

Forbes says “Great leadership is dynamic; it melds a variety of unique skills into an integrated whole.” These books can help target development areas for leaders and improve leadership skills. Just like in executive leadership training, take the lessons you deem needed to develop your leader mindset and use those to solidify your leadership in business.

































































































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