There are so many fantastic books to help us become better leaders. Following are five great reads that will get you excited about leadership and connecting with others. You’ll be able to find some of these easily at your local library. Happy reading!
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – If you’re going to read one book besides the Bible about being a leader, this is it. Since it was released in 1936, this book has sold more than 15 million copies for good reason. It has a timeless message that every leader must understand to connect successfully with others. Perfect to read again every five years. I have the audio book and enjoy listening to it on a regular basis.
Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson– This short book communicates a powerful message about being flexible and adaptable so you can succeed in the midst of change. A great memorable story for adults and kids.
Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason – This book was recommended to me at a leadership years ago. I love this parable about saving, financial planning and building wealth. A classic read for anyone who wants to succeed financially in their family and business.
The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success by Andy Andrews – I heard Andy Andrews at Women of Faith last year and instantly loved his zany presentation style and riveting way of communicating ideas. In Traveler’s Gift, you will be transported to many moments in history and learn lessons from great men of the past.
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt – This new release is an amazing resource if you want to expand your reach. You’ll learn how to launch events, build a home base, and energize your participants. Michael Hyatt is an expert on leadership so this book is like having coffee with a CEO and getting all your questions answered personally.
Arlene Pellicane has been featured on The Hour of Power, The 700 Club, Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah, Better, and TLC’s Home Made Simple. Her book 31 Days to a Younger You: No Surgery, No Diets, No Kidding helps women become more beautiful from the inside out.
Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Arlene worked as the Associate Producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah. She has also been an on-air features producer for The 700 Club. Arlene earned her BA from Biola University and her Masters in Journalism from Regent University.
Arlene loves speaking to women at retreats, moms groups, seminars, and special events. Arlene lives in San Diego with her husband James and three children, Ethan, Noelle, and Lucy. To find out more about Arlene, visit her website, www.arlenepellicane.com.