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DEVELOPING THE LEADER WITHIN YOU 2.0
By John C Maxwell
Title and seniority do not make leaders. Neither does birthright. True leaders know that when opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare. They develop the leaders within themselves so they can step up when the moment is right. First released in 1993, John C. Maxwell’s book Developing the Leader Within You transformed the way leaders see themselves. The lessons shared can be applied to anyone in any leadership position, from business executives to student councillors. In his revised edition, Maxwell builds on his foundational messages for how to become a good leader, explaining how influence, character, service and vision can be used as a roadmap to influence others. Perhaps the most relevant point is Maxwell’s conviction that leaders must first work on themselves. He disrupts the traditional idea of a leader having all the answers, and instead asks readers to acknowledge the true goal of any leader who leaves a lasting legacy — to serve others.
DARE TO LEAD by Brené Brown
Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
To produce this game-changing publication, Researcher, Author and Speaker Brené Brown conducted in-depth interviews with leaders and change-makers. She asked them all what it really takes to be a great leader. As the book explains, leading is not about being the boss, pointing out people’s failures or being an untouchable figure within your school or organisation. A ‘Daring Leader’ has an in-depth understanding of people’s fears and instincts when it comes to a team environment. They choose courage over comfort, are actively curious and embrace vulnerability to set an example and bring out the best in others. Dare to Lead explains how to break down your own leadership style and understand why you and the people around you behave in certain ways. It also shares strategies for managing difficult conversations and situations. This book is ideal for anyone who wants to improve the way they communicate, build a braver, more daring culture within their organisation and feel more confident in their approach to leadership.
The Leader’s Guide to Resilience: How to Use Soft Skills to Get Hard Results By Audrey Tang
The Leader’s Guide to Resilience is simple, effective, and easy to put in place. Easy to read and methodical, Audrey Tang’s book is practical and detailed as it explains how to build your resilience and the resilience of your team. Psychologist Tang brings exhaustive research and practical experience to her guide by firstly imparting her deep understanding of resilience and its importance, then outlining how we can become more resilient. Each chapter even has specific activities to help you succeed. The Leader’s Guide to Resilience is a must-read for anyone hoping to take their business or team to the next level, or who makes a living from teaching others. With Audrey Tang as your expert, let The Leader’s Guide to Resilience lead you to a more resilient and successful future.