Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
A few weeks ago, we shared a list of five books that every entrepreneur must read. All of them have been especially valuable to different members of our team, as we’ve grown from 1 to over 1,000 customers. After that post went up, we received significant interest from our readers and others across the web. So we figured we should give you, our beloved readers, what you want – Free Books!
At 15Five, one of our core values is to Always Be Learning & Growing. For us, it’s critical that we look to continually learn, grow and expand our capacity as individuals and as an organization. So naturally, reading the latest and best books on leadership and workplace culture is ingrained in our DNA.
Compiled below is a list of five books that have made a positive impact on the way we lead. They have informed how we share our vision with the world. We’re confident that these books will do the same for your business too.
We hope you get as much as of them as we have, and this week you’ll have a chance to grab the entire set of five books for free. Because we want to share the love, there will be not one but three winners at the end of next week.
We’re giving away all these books for free to 3 lucky winners. Enter to win below. The more activities you do, the better your chances of winning!
By Seth Godin
We love this book, because Godin unabashedly challenges the fear and mediocrity that allows the world to remain stagnant. Leaders nurture movements by challenging what exists, by communicating their vision for the future, and by empowering their tribes to broadcast that vision far and wide.
By Robert Richman
This is a step-by-step guide to creating systems that will scale a great workplace as the company grows. It is a blueprint for maintaining high employee engagement and morale, and imbuing everyone at the company with a sense of ownership.
By Susan Cain
Society often rewards extroverts, but quiet types have a hidden strength all their own. Introverts are born with careful, sensitive temperaments that can pay off as they grow and form unique leadership and empathic qualities. The world needs to reward them as equally as their extroverted partners, and recognize the power of both personality types together.
By Tony Hsieh
Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, shares his lessons on how a very different kind of workplace culture is the secret for achieving success. Hsieh shares his journey on building Zappos, and how his quirky personality and philosophy on creating an enjoyable workplace lead to its wild success.
By Simon Sinek
Last on our list, but first in its impact on leadership, is Simon Sinek’s Leaders Eat Last. Simon highlights how great leaders always work for the people. They create a Circle of Safety, where people work together in amazing ways to create long-term success. Practical and thought provoking, we love this book for the ideas and insights on how to become an inspiring leader in any organization.
We would love to hear from you. What books have transformed the way you think of workplace culture and leadership? Share below in the comments section.
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