9 Impactful Books for Female Leaders

I was honored to be a panelist in this last week's AFWA Women's Empowerment Panel Breakfast.

I was joined on stage by 4 other successful women who have built their careers, overcome adversity, figured out how to succeed in what can sometimes seem like a 'man's world' and not lost themselves along the way.

One of my favorite questions from the moderator was about books that have impacted us. I'm a big reader, and it was all I could do to not scribble this whole list out as I was sitting there on stage. (Read my blog post on effective listening - only reason I didn't start writing right then!)

However, I did listen to the video of the event later so I could grab these titles.  And in case you are a book buff like me, I'm sharing the list below.

Here are 9 Impactful Business /Emotional Intelligence Books that you must add to your reading list.

Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOURS -by Shirzad Chamine

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results - how to move forward on the big goal and not get lost in all the noise

Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown - How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill

Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg - how your habits impact your life and business

Influence, the Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini, PHD

The 5 Second Rule, by Mel Robbins

Reality Based Leadership : Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results, by CY Wakeman

I can’t wait to hear which is your new favorite! Come share in my Facebook group exclusively for ambitious leaders and entrepreneurs.


About the author, Leila Ansart: I help leaders + entrepreneurs to work through the challenges that come with leadership, while finding fulfillment, freedom and support as they grow.

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