I get asked about 3 times a week which books I recommend for rising women leaders in the workplace. I love this question because I’m an avid reader and because it shows me how curious these individuals are about becoming the best leader they can be. Here’s my short list:
Radical candor by Kim Scott: This book is full of tangible ways you can practice brave communication skills, and why that’s important for women who are leading teams. Communication is often a big struggle for women in the workplace, and this is one of the most approachable books I’ve found. I recommend it to all of my leadership coaching clients!
The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier: Coaching is one of the most highly valued skills a new manager or veteran manager can have – it’s the managerial style of the future. Coaching is all about leading your team toward being more independent, and feeling empowered to generate their own solutions and opportunities. This book is a quick read and teaches you the basic art of a coaching conversation so that your one on ones with your team can go from boring and repetitive into action packed conversations.
How To Be an Anti Racist by Ibram X. Kendi: If we consider ourselves leaders, we must be tuned into the dynamics of power and privilege in the workplace and our world. Use this book as an opportunity to examine your own personal biases and learn more about the systemic racism that exists in America, so you can support changes that make everyone feel supported and valued in the workplace and in the world.
I offer professional coaching for rising women leaders in the corporate world, with a focus on helping them develop a holistic mindset as leaders via professional coaching, virtual coaching, invitation only masterminds and powerful online courses. If your goals for the year include becoming a more dynamic and thoughtful leader, let’s connect! I’d love to help you build an action plan for success. Click here to apply for a free coaching consultation with me directly!