The Centennial Edition: 25 Books Every Leader Must Read to Reignite Their Spark

This week at Väre, we’re celebrating a big milestone!
Today marks 100 editions of our Fast 5 weekly newsletter. 🎉
As we celebrate our 100th newsletter, we wanted to go big, so we’re bringing you a special edition featuring 25 must-read books for leaders looking to elevate their skills and drive success. From timeless classics to modern insights, these books offer invaluable wisdom and practical strategies to navigate the challenges of leadership. Let’s dive in:

1. Good to Great by Jim Collins: Learn the key principles that transform good companies into great ones, focusing on disciplined people, thought, and action.
2. Culture Is Everything by Tristan White: Discover how to create a thriving company culture that fosters engagement, innovation, and long-term success.
3. What You Do Is Who You Are by Ben Horowitz: Explore the importance of culture and leadership in shaping organizational identity and values.
4. The Art of Impossible by Steven Kotler: Unlock your full potential and achieve the seemingly impossible through proven techniques and mindset shifts.
5. Dare To Lead by Brené Brown: Develop the courage to lead authentically and create cultures of trust, belonging, and innovation.
6. The Alliance by Reid Hoffman: Master the art of building strong, mutually beneficial relationships with employees to drive loyalty and retention.
7. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani: Challenge conventional thinking and unlock new levels of personal and professional growth.
8. Getting Naked by Patrick Lencioni: Embrace vulnerability and transparency to build deeper client relationships and drive business success.
9. Radical Candor by Kim Scott: Learn how to deliver honest feedback effectively to cultivate a culture of accountability and continuous improvement.
10. Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt: Gain insights from legendary coach Bill Campbell on leadership, teamwork, and driving exceptional results.
11. The 12 Week Year by Michael Lennington: Transform your approach to goal-setting and execution to achieve more in less time.
12. Atomic Habits by James Clear: Harness the power of small habits to create meaningful change and drive personal and organisational growth.
13. Leadership Strategy and Tactics by Jocko Willink: Master the principles of leadership and decision-making to lead with confidence and clarity.
14. Thanks for the Feedback by Douglas Stone: Learn how to give and receive feedback effectively to drive professional development and growth.
15. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz: Gain insights into the challenges of entrepreneurship and leadership, and learn how to navigate them successfully.
16. The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks: Overcome limiting beliefs and achieve your full potential in work and life.
17. No Rules Rules by Reed Hastings: Explore the innovative culture and leadership principles that drive success at Netflix.
18. Leading With Significance by Joey Havens: Discover the power of purpose-driven leadership and its impact on organisational success.
19. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim: Learn how to create uncontested market space and make competition irrelevant through innovative strategy.
20. The 4 Disciplines Of Execution by Chris McChesney: Master the principles of focus, leverage, engagement, and accountability to achieve your organisation’s goals.
21. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber: Gain insights into the common pitfalls of entrepreneurship and learn how to build a successful business.
22. E-Myth Mastery by Michael E. Gerber: Dive deeper into the principles of entrepreneurship and learn how to scale your business for long-term success.
23. How To Change by Katy Milkman: Understand the science of behaviour change and leverage it to drive personal and organisational transformation.
24. The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman: Tap into your hidden potential and unlock peak performance by adopting the mindset of your alter ego.
25. Own The Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus: Learn practical strategies for optimising your health, performance, and well-being to thrive in work and life.

Whether you’re a seasoned executive or an aspiring leader, these books offer valuable insights and actionable strategies to help you drive success in your personal and professional life. And if you don’t want to spend your entire afternoon researching each of these books I’ve created a playlist with all of them so you can save it and make your way through at your own pace. Find the playlist here.
I can’t believe it’s already been 100 weeks! Time flies when you’re having an epic time. Stay tuned for our regular fast 5’s coming back from next week. And in the meantime… Happy reading!
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Posted by Jade Green on LinkedIn.