The Three Best Books for New Leaders

How to Read Your Way to Success


This blog post originally appeared on Press Start Leadership

If you’re a new leader, do your homework before walking into your new career or a new organization. To start off on the right foot, build a baseline of knowledge so you can step into any scenario with practicality and ease. In addition to doing the research on your new employer, make sure you’re researching how to perform your new role. How do you do that? Reading the following books is a great place to start.

Here are 3 books I recommend for becoming a great leader:

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

I believe Tao Te Ching is a book everyone should read, but it’s especially great for leaders. Tao Te Ching offers a great balance of leadership skills and mindfulness. In fact, its greatest teaching is about finding balance and not taking anything to an extreme – a skill you definitely need to master as a leader.