Books to improve leadership/management?
A friend asked me for a book recommendation to help him be a better leader/manager. He feels confident in his "hard" skills and would like to improve his "soft" skills. He senses that being a better manager would help him reduce turnover and help his business in numerous ways. What book would you recommend?
Here are two books that may be helpful.
Bud to Boss outlines practical steps new supervisors can take to face the challenges of leadership with confidence. Although geared to the transition of a new supervisor, there is content anyone can use.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470891556/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0470891556&linkCode=as2&tag=k0cca-20&linkId=F5QLYJGTAJLZ2QVC
Remarkable Leadership is a practical handbook written for anyone who wants to hone the skills needed to become a remarkable leader.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/078799619X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=078799619X&linkCode=as2&tag=k0cca-20&linkId=JR3AZ5END4Y32F6L
Hello Chuck! I debating posting this - running the risk of self-promotion - but then decided that your friend is the kind of person who could really use: https://smile.amazon.com/Conscious-Culture-build-great-workplace/dp/0578905779
I hope it inspires him in some way :). Happy to chat more about it too.
Best, Melanie Booher
Hi Chuck heather Younger's The Art of Caring Leadership is an excellent resource especially as it is packed with practical examples of of not only learning about but actually applying more human skills. hope that helps.