5 Books To Read If You Want To Be A Great Leader At Work

illustrated by Louisa Cannell.
We're now halfway through the first month of January, and hopefully you've managed to start the year off with some strong 2019 energy.
Regardless of the New Year career goals you may have set, this is an ideal time to think about stepping into your power and developing stronger leadership skills. No matter what position, industry, or level you are currently at in your career, cultivating strong leadership habits and principles can set you up for longterm success.
Whether your goal in 2019 is to lean in more, to be more fearless, to apologize less, or be more candid and authentic at work, one of the best ways to grow is to glean pearls of wisdom from the experiences of others. While it's always a good idea to have an 'IRL' mentor and other professional resources, reading a candid, well-written book can sometimes make all the difference.
Ahead, we take a look at some of the most promising books on leadership that will help you become the best leader you can be.
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