5 Leadership Books to Read In July 2024

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The more we read, the more we can understand others and the trials they’ve gone through. It’s an amazing thing people are willing to share their experiences with us so we can grow more quickly than they did.

It’s one of the reasons I love reading or listening to books. It propels my growth.

This month, we’re going to look at another round of books to help you grow mentally, spiritually, and in your leadership.

5 Leadership Books To Read In July 2024

1. Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek by Manu Saadia:

Manu Saadia did an excellent job of examining the economics of the Star Trek universe. I was enthralled while listening to the book and discovering more about Star Trek than I ever wanted to know.

Saadia digs into questions such as:

  • What does a scarce-less society look like
  • How is automation/AI a benefit/detriment to life
  • Is a society free from the demands of work attainable

The thoughts that ran through my mind as I listened were many. They challenged some of my beliefs about work/money. I think it will do the same to you.

Discover Trekonomics here.

2. Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ by Jimmy Settle:

The more I consume books by military personal, the more I’m learning they may not be the right type of books for me. However, there’s always a diamond in the rough. 

Never Quit is one of those books. Jimmy Settle is a former member of Alakasda’s 212th Pararescue Unit. These members are called PJs. They do insane feats of rescue by jumping into frigid water, treating wounded, and taking on dangerous missions.

Settle shares his journey, struggles, and victories with the reader. He shares how he failed training but was able to make a comeback. How his injuries could have sidelined him but he soldiered on. And so much more.

Settle’s story will inspire you to keep going when you think you can’t.

Grab a copy of his book here.

3. Elevate Your Emotional Intelligence: A Parable that Reveals the Path to Better Relationships and a Happier Life by Kathy Stoddard Torrey:

We know our emotional intelligence is important. Yet we overlook how we can increase our own.

In Elevate Your Emotional Intelligence, Kathy Stoddard Torrey takes you on a transformative journey to become a leader who is emotionally intelligent. What makes this book even better is that it is a parable. I love fictional stories that teach real-life principles.

Don’t miss out on enjoying the story and growing yourself.

4. How to Stop Being Toxic: Overcome Manipulative Behaviors, Build Healthy Relationships and Restore Inner Peace Even if You’re Surrounded by Negativity by Edward Clarke:

If you’re even considering reading this book, you’re on the pathway to becoming less toxic. Edward Clarke knows that toxicity is just that, toxic.

He’s on a journey to help others overcome their toxicity and become better people.

If you want to be less toxic, check out the book.

5. Lead It Like Lasso by Marnie Stockman and Nick Coniglio:

Have you heard of the hit Apple TV series Ted Lasso? It’s a great series that introduces us to Coach Lasso. He’s been hired to lead AFC Richmond to great success.

Except Lasso has never coached football (American soccer) in his life. It’s not his forte but he’s willing to give it a go.

Stockman and Coniglio examine the life and leadership lessons hidden within this great show, just like I do with my Reel Leadership series. Don’t miss out on those lessons.