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7 Inspiring Leadership Books that Will Influence your 2017

Reading is essential for the growth of a person. In reading, we experience and learn from the author’s experience. As 2017 unfolds, here’s a list of books that female authors wrote that should be on your list; they will give you insights and inspiration about leadership.

7. “Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck”

This book deserves a spot on everyone’s women’s book list for 2017. It is an excellent book for females of all ages with different careers. As we all know, the world has been in constant change lately. However, there is still a gap between genders existing in our daily life.

It is still common in the workplace. Author Sallie Krawcheck is sharing this wonderfully written book to inspire women to embrace the power of diversity in their chosen career. It will also help women to harness the power towards fairness and equality.

This book mirrors real life experiences, diversities, and views on overcoming and attaining success. This book takes a peek at those gaps and gives firsthand experiences and looks of defeat.

Also, it’s a book that helps women understand that they can be assets in the workforce.

6. “Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace” By Christine Porath, PhD

This book is for people who are experiencing or have experienced incivility in their workplace. Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace is a great material that deserves a spot on your 2017 reading list.

Christine Porath stressed the importance of civility in a work environment. Throughout the book, the author never fails to teach the readers the importance of recognizing the uncivil behavior of oneself.

It’s a combination of research with compelling evidence from modern culture, a little bit of psychology, and business training. This book supplies managers and employees the needed enlightenment, by also giving them reminders of the things they could do to enhance their workplace’s quality.

5. “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters” by Emily Esfahani Smith

Emily Esfahani Smith wrote a book to let readers understand the way you foresee life and this book can be one of those that will drive you to change and be better. This book is indeed another great find that deserves the space for 2017 reading list.

The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters focuses on the psychology of living the life. The author even emphasized that there are four pillars of life namely, belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. The four pillars are explained further as you progress in reading the book.

Smith used real-life scenarios, personal experiences and case studies to present her take on living properly. Different other authors inspire the contents of the books.

4. “First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You” by Ann Demarais & Valerie White

For some people, first impressions are always important, but for both Ann Demarais and Valerie White it is more than that, and there are other things behind it. Surely, an easy-to-read book that covers real scenarios and experiences about people’s observed behavior.

This book aims to help readers gain confidence, to believe in their inner self rather than what’s visible to everyone else’s eyes. Every user can surely learn something from reading this book. The book offers self-assessment charts that let you check your deeds.

Don’t miss out and be sure to read this book.

3. “Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life” by Susan David

It aches my heart to fathom that in this modern day there are still a lot of people who suffer from anxiety and depression. Emotional Agility is a book that tackles and explains everything about those.

Author Susan David brings us to the journey on how to jump and skip your way out through this problem. This book isn’t your typical self-help book with cliches events and annoying scenarios.

David didn’t fail to share inspiring stories to support her ideas. She used an approach that would easily reach every reader’s, heart.

2. “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy” by Sheryl Sandberg

Author Sheryl Sandberg found inspiration to write the book after experiencing a sad chapter of her life when her husband passed away. Sandberg had pessimistic thoughts about the future, and what her children will have to face.

With the help of her friend, Adam Grunt who is also a psychologist, Sheryl was able to write a masterpiece successfully. Option B is a combination of Sandberg’s firsthand experiences and Grunt’s eye-opening insights and knowledge about adversity.

Option B is a book of changes and challenges. Just like how it means when Option A isn’t successful, Option B should take the chance. And for Sheryl, she was the Option B.

1. “The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being In the Digital Era” by Amy Blankson

We are in the age where people depend on technology. The age where an individual’s face is stuck on a smartphone, scrolling and browsing the internet. Human’s productivity and efficiency are now mostly dependent on technology.

Amy Blankson, the author of In The Future of Happiness, reveal five tactics to successfully survive the Digital Age Era. In this book, Amy Blankson explained that technology can be a reason for an individual’s happiness to lessen also.

The book is yet to be published on April, be sure to grab a copy of this beautiful and inspiring book.


As we venture through the bumpy road of 2017, finding a good book to read along the way will make everything worth it. As food is important to our body, reading books is also essential to give our minds a healthy exercise. With the new learnings and experiences that we read, inspirations and motivation will build up.

The list of books suggested is a guide that will help bring change in your life. May you have an incredible journey in reading and in life.

Written by: Susan Culp, a business blogger, Susan loves spending her time reading business and management books. She also likes to browse and check Moneybanker.com for any business news and updates.

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