Let’s recommend some leadership audiobooks to listen on your work commute but, firstly, let’s clear some things up. Leadership is a skill set that just few people have by birth, although you can also develop it. What is a leader? According to the dictionary, leader is defined as the person who directs or guides a group, which recognizes his authority. Anyone can lead a group, but not everyone can achieve optimal results. This difference is the key factor to become a great leader.
Business leadership qualities:
- Good communication skills
- Team motivational skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Organisation and capacity to manage the resources.
- Negotiation strategies
- Strategic ability
- Decision-making ability
What benefits can good leadership bring us?
- Improvement of business performance.
- Achievement of short-term, medium-term and log-term goals.
- Highly motivated employees.
- Effective teamwork.
- Business profit improvement.
- Good company culture.
- Business competitiveness improvement.
On a previous post we suggested some stock market books. For this reason, today we would like to recommend you the following leadership audiobooks to download in pdf for free. They have been specially selected for the development of your skills and your team building abilities.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (John Maxwell)
This book is based on universal principles of leadership that never expire. It focuses on the 21 laws that must be taken into account to be a leader. The Law of Respect, The Law of Buy-In or The Law of Priorities are some of its examples.
The Magic of Thinking Big ( David J. Schwartz)
David Schwartz’s book suggests that our dreams can be accomplished by thinking big, and also with: sacrifice, discipline, hard work; but above all, by believing that it is possible. Why settle for small hen you can achieve big?
The Greatest Salesman in the World (Og Mandino)
Firstly, to understand it better we have to know that Hafid, the main character, is a poor camel boy who desires to change his social status and gain power. Pathros is the greatest salesman in the world who teaches him the basic principles to achieve success, contained in ten ancient scrolls.
Rich Dad Poor Dad (Robert Kiyosaki)
This is one of the most read leadership audiobooks. Its subtitle is “What the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not!”. The book tells the teachings of two parents. The first one, a rich teacher, bases his teachings on study and hard work to achieve your goals. Besides, the second one, who isn’t rich, teaches you about the art of making money work for you.
ABC’s of Good Leadership (John Maxwell)
It is not one of his most popular books and it is barely 125 pages, where he explains accurately the essential qualities that a leader should have.
The Leader Who Had No Title (Robin S. Sharma)
With this book, Sharma invites us to exercise leadership from any position in a company, regardless of whether the position is the lowest or the highest. The characteristics of leadership must be used at all times.
Coaching (John Whitmore)
On the other hand, in this book, John Whitmore teaches us about the art of managing and understanding the potential of individuals to perform to their maximum potential.
How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
This book deals about personal relationships. You will learn the universal laws of personal attention, the keys to influence people and the fundamentals of leadership. This is a book that will change you as a person, and if its principles are applied, your impact on others will rise to the next level.
Factotum (Charles Bukowski)
Finally, we find this book. We all have changed jobs hoping to dedicate ourselves to something that gives more sense to our life. This is what the main character of this novel makes, involved in heavy drinking, bets and other vices, failing over and over again.
What are the advantages of audiobooks? These are the main advantages of audiobooks:
- The reader is able to transport himself to the world in which the story takes place, improving his creativity consequently.
- Improvement of attention and concentration capacities.
- The use of audiobooks as a “multitasking tool”.
- Relax: Audiobooks can relieve stress while you’re using public transport, doing exercise or doing homework.
These leadership audiobooks can be very useful, since sometimes, due to lack of time, we can’t multitask as we would like. For this reason, we advise listening to one of these audiobooks for those who want to be trained in this field.
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