We believe that investing in our intellectual capital is essential for leading well. Being a lifelong learner is key to becoming a healthy leader who has influence and impact.
We asked our team to give us a few of their favorite books and podcasts that they have found helpful this past year. Here are resources we found challenging, informative, educating and inspiring.
Millennials Matter: Proven Strategies for Building Your Next-Gen Leaders
Millennials Matter by Danita Bye
Millennial leaders can be challenging. Yet, our task as leaders is not to complain about them but to begin coaching and mentoring them. We can step up our leadership game and become even more intentional in finding a way to help them overcome their limitations. To grow our businesses, we must work with them to harness their unique strengths and talents.
This book is filled with tips, tools, and talk-tracks to be a catalyst for this important work. The goal is that coaching, mentoring and discipling Millennial leaders and sales professionals is a win-win for everyone.
Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters
Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can help your business thrive.
Offering advice to help Visionary-minded and Integrator-minded individuals find one another, Rocket Fuel also features assessments so you’re able to determine whether you’re a Visionary or an Integrator.
Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It
Put Your Dream to the Test by John C. Maxwell
Whether you’ve lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream.
Dr. Maxwell draws on his forty years of mentoring experience to expertly guide you through the ten questions required of every successful dreamer.
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute
Whether you’ve lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream. Dr. Maxwell draws on his forty years of mentoring experience to expertly guide you through the ten questions required of every successful dreamer.
The Learning Leader Podcast
The Learning Leader Podcast by Ryan Hawk
The Learning Leader Podcast, a top-rated iTunes business podcast that focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world (including such luminaries as Simon Sinek, Seth Godin, Kat Cole and Adam Grant).
Building a Story Brand Podcast
Building a Story Brand Podcast by Donald Miller
If you’re frustrated because you struggle to get the word out about your product or service, the Building a Story Brand Podcast will help.
Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Donald Miller brings you practical advice about clarifying your message and growing your business.
Don and the StoryBrand team are the world’s leading experts in harnessing the 2,000-year-old proven power of story formulas to get people talking about your brand. Get your message out, grow your company, stand out in the marketplace, and have a blast doing it!
How I Built This Podcast
How I Built This Podcast by Guy Raz
Host Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best-known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the movements they built.
Rework Podcast by Basecamp
Rework is a podcast by the makers of Basecamp about a better way to work and run your business.
While the prevailing narrative around successful entrepreneurship tells you to scale fast and raise money, we think there’s a better way.
Rework takes you behind the scenes at Basecamp with co-founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson and brings you stories from business owners who have embraced bootstrapping, staying small, and growing slow.
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