With next week being a short work week for many in the U.S., it’s a great time to spend with family and friends.
It’s also a meaningful time to sneak hours for yourself to continue your leadership development. If you can swing it, pick up a leadership book that interests you. For my Canadian friends, your holiday break is right around the corner, so plan to implement this tip then.
You might ask, “What leadership book would I suggest?” My response? “It depends on what aspect of leadership you’d like to learn about.” Innovation, Teamwork, Leading Change, Leadership Characteristics, Communication, Accountability, Servanthood, Strategy, Mentorship, and so on.
Put up your feet and read a timeless classic leadership book during the holidays.
Consult this list of the 25 best leadership books of all time for suggestions.
Admittedly, I haven’t read them all, but I’m confident you won’t go wrong reading any of these classics. You will find a nugget or two that will help you be an even better leader.
Or you could pick a specific leadership topic that’s important to you, then do a little research or ask for a book recommendation on that topic from someone you respect.
Or you might select a fiction book and look for the leadership lessons within the story. They will challenge you, and they are always there.
If you put in the effort during the upcoming holidays to learn from others, there’s no telling how it can help you in your career.