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2024 Summer Reading List for Leaders

5 Books Every Leader Should Read This Summer


Have you ever heard the phrase "leaders are readers"? There is a lot of truth to be found in that statement. One of the best ways to grow, in any capacity as a leader, is to take the time to invest in yourself. Summer tends to grant people the gift of time, so make sure you are stewarding your time well by investing in yourself this summer. As a leader, the time and effort you spend growing in knowledge and understanding will have long-lasting effects that will trickle down to your team.


We've rounded up five must-read books, curated with leaders in mind.




Bravely endure hardship, perform under pressure, and overcome challenges more easily than you ever thought possible!


A recommended read for anyone in a challenging season. This book gives a step-by-step guide to conquer and resolve life's conflicts, adversity and challenges. The Mental Toughness Handbook shares mental toughness tactics used by the Navy SEALs and includes exercises for personal application and practice.


Get your copy: Amazon




A practical and effective guide for thinking more clearly and achieving your most audacious professional goals.


If you're feeling stuck as a leader, this book is for you. Integrity Managing Partner, Patrick Bet-David, teaches practical skills and shares relevant strategies to help leaders get out of ruts to grow their business. See the big picture and start the third quarter of this year with a plan.


Get your copy: Amazon

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If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.


Based on a viral 2014 graduation speech by Admiral William H. McRaven, this book takes a deep dive into the ten principles Admiral McRaven learned during Navy Seal training. The principles shared in this book are intertwined in Admiral McRaven's career and life, as he shares real-life stories, gives practical advice and offers words of encouragement. This book is a great read for any well-rounded leader wanting to grow in knowledge and character.


Get your copy: Amazon




The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, teachers and parents - millions of people of all ages and occupations.


There is a reason this book was named the number one most influential business book of the twentieth century! 7 Habits of Highly Effective People shares insight on important habits that can help you lead a life of integrity while also taking advantage of opportunity and growth. This specific edition also contains 7 modern additions from the author's son, American business executive and author, Sean Covey.


Get your copy: Amazon




Leadership can be a blessing or a curse. It can help people rise up to a better life, or it can cause people to fall into despair. Become part of the solution by becoming a high-road leader.


The newest book from leadership expert John Maxwell helps leaders navigate a divided world. Maxwell teaches and emphasizes a high road leadership principle that values people, accountability, and integrity. This book is an excellent read for influential leaders hoping to make a positive impact.


Get your copy: Amazon



Are you a fast reader? Looking for an extra challenge? Check out three of our well-loved favorites from last year - Atomic Habits by James Clear, The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran & Michael Lennington, and Uncommon Accountability by Brian P. Moran & Michael Lennington.


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