5 Must Read Books For Leadership Development And Self-Improvement

5 Books we recommend leadership and self-improvement

Hello everyone! Here at ACE Group we have a deep love learning, which helps develop our employees. As much as we strive to redefine the logistics industry through superior service, we want to create a company where our people are learners for life. That means reading about things that will help them grow as people, meeting people who are different and who are also learners.

To that end, we’ve created a list of well known books to read as part of our Leadership Development program; which is listed below. We’ve added video summary’s of each book from the YouTube Channel Productivity Game, so you can get the gist of the ideas in less than 10 minutes.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Why you should care: Worth reading cover-to-cover as it is chock full of useful and actionable information about habits, from how and why we form them to how to break them and make them.

Main lesson: The biggest influence in your life is habits. To get better results, adopt better habits. This book will help you get there.

Grit by Angela Duckworth

Why you should care: Why do some people accomplish what they want while others don’t? There are many factors at play but the most important one, according to Angela Duckworth, is ones ability to persevere in the face of obstacles; she calls this grit.

Main lesson: For success, intelligence matters. But you kwow what matters more? Grit.

How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

Why you should care: No personal or leadership development program would be complete without the timeless “How To Win Friends & Influence People”.

Main lesson: The most successful leaders all have one thing in common: They’ve read How to Win Friends and Influence People. Check out this tremendous summary of the book written by HubSpot.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Why you should care: There are two main mindsets we can navigate life with: growth and fixed. Having a growth mindset is essential for success. With a growth mindset you see challenges as opportunities, setbacks as learning, mistakes as progress.

Main lesson: If you believe you can improve, and take action, you will. That is the power of navigating life with a growth mindset.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

Why you should care: This is a classic book on persuasion. Dr. Cialdini explains how persuasion happens, and lays of the 7 levers of influence: Reciprocity. Commitment. Social proof. Authority. Liking. Scarcity. Unity.

Main lesson: You don’t have a business leader, lawyer or politician to influence people. We all have the power the influence others to get what we want. Learn what it takes and start moving the world forward.

What do you think of our list? What books on personal development and leadership do you read and recommend?

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