Summer reading list

summer leadership reading list

If you are looking for a great reading list for those lazy summer afternoons, look no further. This is a short list of some of the books I have read and am currently reading that should make your summertime reading list. By the pool, on a cruise ship, or just in your favorite chair, these books will give you an edge.

And if you don’t think you have time to read most of these books are available as audiobooks.

Playing to Win

Summer Reading List

Great book on strategy, a classic. The illustrations are based on P&G and therefore give you a global perspective on strategy that can be modified for smaller enterprises. 

You can get it here.

The Amazon Way

Summer Reading List

This is the only book in this lineup that I haven’t read yet, but it is on my Kindle and my short list. I am looking forward to picking up a few great ideas from this book.

[UPDATE] I have since read several chapters from this book, but haven’t finished it. If you want to know what life is like working for amazon then this book is good. The lessons are applicable to any business environment. I still recommend it.

You can get it here.

The 10X Rule

Summer Reading List

Absolutely motivating. Great read. I’ve listened to this at least twice and will probably listen to it again. I tell people I recommend this one to that Grant wrote my book before I got to. 

You can get it here.

Crucial Conversations

Summer Reading List

This one is a life saver. This book not only identifies some of the mistakes we make when we try to communicate under duress, but it gives solid ways to mitigate those mistakes.

I’ve recommended and given this book to clients. It should be in your library if you are a leader.

You can get it here.

The Power of Habit

Summer Reading List

This book was intriguing. So much of what we do is based on habit. This book will help you identify the triggers for behavior and how to change destructive habits and create new constructive habits.

You can get it here.

I hope you enjoy the books listed above. Feel free to comment below, I would love to hear what you get from any or all of these books. And let me know what you are reading, maybe your suggestion will be in the next reading list.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a few pennies if you buy any of the books.

About the author 

Dr. David Arrington

David a husband, father and the principal of Arrington Coaching. He and his team work with leaders, teams, organizations, and entrepreneurs. He regularly speaks and writes on leadership development, team alignment, and peak performance.

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