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Exceptional Leaders Read These 10 Books (September Edition)

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

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Woman reading book

Guest written by RWC's Marketing Director, Safiyyah Abinet

True leaders are voracious readers!

Leadership is not a destination, it's an ongoing journey of self-improvement and growth. In the fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape, leaders must embrace the mindset of a lifelong learner. Continuously investing in your knowledge and skills not only benefits you, but it also propels your teams forward.

As Benjamin Franklin wisely said, An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Stay curious, stay hungry for growth, and inspire your teams to do the same.

From timeless classics to contemporary bestsellers, there's always something new to discover.

This month, I've curated a list of my favorite top 10 books on leadership that will inspire, educate, and empower you.

Dive into the world of great minds and elevate your leadership skills to new heights!

Start reading and let the transformation begin!

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Simon Sinek, the visionary thinker behind the 'Start With Why' movement, has redefined workplace culture by emphasizing the importance of purpose. Discover how embracing purpose can ignite passion, drive innovation, and unlock the true potential of your organization.

Intelligence comes in various forms, and IQ is just one facet of the broader spectrum. Emotional Intelligence, known as EQ, has emerged as a definitive game-changer in our personal and professional lives. Dive into the fascinating world of brain and behavioral research with Daniel Goleman. Learn how factors beyond IQ, such as emotional intelligence and social skills, play a vital role in determining success.

This is not just a book, it's a transformational guide! Explore the principles that renowned thought leader Dale Carnegie developed to help individuals and businesses achieve unprecedented success. From mastering communication skills to understanding human psychology, this timeless masterpiece will revolutionize how you navigate your professional relationships. Earn the Reputation of an Influential Leader

Are you ready to take your ability to impart knowledge to a whole new level? Dr. Horvath's groundbreaking book offers an all-encompassing approach based on cutting-edge brain research and proven behavioral science. Discover the 12 scientifically-backed principles that will allow you to unleash your teaching prowess, make information stick, and truly impact others.

This timeless masterpiece is the go-to resource for anyone looking to create a high-performing team and make a lasting impact. Dive into the foundational text of the coaching field that has transformed countless lives worldwide. This international bestseller introduces the GROW model, providing a powerful framework for facilitating personal and professional growth. Unlock your coaching potential today!

Discover the secrets to peak performance like never before with Tim Gallwey's revolutionary handbook. From tennis courts to boardrooms, this guide transcends boundaries, helping individuals from all walks of life enhance their performance in any activity. Don't miss the chance to become the best version of yourself.

Discover the power of unlocking your team's potential by saying less and asking more! Bungay Stanier's book shares seven essential coaching questions that will transform the way you lead. Become a thought leader in coaching and drive incredible results.

In today's ever-changing business landscape, true leaders are those who prioritize their team's well-being and success above anything else. It's crucial for leaders to unlearn the mistakes of the past and embrace a new way of leading. Simon Sinek's book, Leaders Eat Last, is a powerful resource that sheds light on where we've gone wrong and paves the way for positive change. Discover the secrets of outstanding leadership and make a difference in your organization.

Dive into the pages that have transformed the lives of presidents, CEOs, educators, and parents worldwide. Unlock your potential and achieve unprecedented success in every aspect of your life.

In today's dynamic workplace, leading and developing people is crucial for organizational success. Dr. Paul Hersey reminds us that there's no one-size-fits-all approach. Discover how embracing individuality fuels growth and releases untapped potential.

Which one will you start with?

Share your favorite leadership books in the comments below.


As a corporate coach, Rachel has had the privilege of mentoring and coaching numerous managers throughout her career. From recruitment to tech, non-profits to education, and even hospitality. she has seen first-hand the transformative power of effective leadership. Seven of Rachel's own employees were promoted and progressed to other roles internally as a result of her coaching leadership approach.

​Imagine the incredible possibilities that await your organization when you fully leverage your existing talent. If you're ready to witness transformational results and take your business to new heights, let's join forces.

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