Are you looking for resources that will help you grow as an executive leader? These are our favorites to keep us inspired!
Add leadership books to your reading list
You’ve probably heard the phrase: Leaders are readers. There are many leadership books available. Here are four books we recommend.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap, and Others Don’t
Jim Collins’ book Good to Great dispels many myths that prevent companies from reaching their full potential. Only 11 of the 1,435 great companies that Collins studied over the course 5 years were transformed into great ones. Why? They aligned their people and thought with their actions. This book will show you how.
The Effective Executive: The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
TeamGantt believes that working smart is our jam. This book by Peter Drucker speaks our language. Learn how simple skills such as prioritization and time management can help you make better decisions and maximize your strengths as a leader.
How to win friends and influence people: The only book you need to lead you to success
The relational book by Dale Carnegie is a classic in almost every business circle. It’s an easy and quick read, full of practical advice and quotable quotations. It will be clear that a positive attitude and a listening ear can be powerful tools to build trust and connection with your team.
Extreme Ownership: How the US Navy Seals Lead, Win and Lead with Extreme Ownership
Jocko Willink, and Leif Babin were Navy SEAL officers who led elite teams through difficult combat situations. They share their stories from the battlefield. This book will show you how personal responsibility and clear communication can make you a leader that your team wants to emulate.
Podcasts to help you inspire your team culture
Podcasts are a great way to learn on the move and can transform a boring commute into an inspiring time. These episodes offer tactical advice on how to build a productive and motivated team.
Time Limit Motivation
We would be remiss if one of our favorite songs didn’t get shared. Time Limit’s Nathan and John team up to talk with Brett Harned, TeamGantt’s Director Education. They share tips for keeping your team excited about the work they’re doing.
Inside Intercom: Jake Knapp makes time for your most important work
Jake Knapp is perhaps most well-known for inventing the design sprint process while working at Google. Although this podcast episode doesn’t focus on leadership, it taps into the work-smart philosophies that your team can use for maximum productivity and impact.
Opportunities to learn and grow as a leader
Nothing beats direct advice from the source when it comes to leadership. These 3 learning opportunities are worth a look.
Look for family mentors
Family is always there to support you. John has always relied on his family for leadership learning.
“I’ve always been able look very close to my dad, my mom and my brothers, uncles, and grandfather. John says that I have been surrounded by many entrepreneurs and business owners. “Every time I speak to one of them, I think, What can they teach me? It’s been invaluable to be able to understand what worked for them and what didn’t.
Reach out to other business leaders
A great way to grow as a leader is to connect with experts who have been there and done that.
Nathan states, “We have used Clarity services before to talk with people and learn from them.” “Maybe you aren’t sure where to go or what to do for your business. We can help answer these questions by reaching out to industry professionals.
Invest in leadership training
Are you looking for an interactive learning experience that allows you to connect with peers? Register for workshops and conferences that will help you become a better leader. John has Franklin Covey on his leadership program.